Feed

Noun

  • Something supplied continuously.

    "a satellite feed"

  • (Internet) Encapsulated online content, such as news or a blog, that can be subscribed to.

    "I've subscribed to the feeds of my favourite blogs, so I can find out when new posts are added without having to visit those sites."

  • (uncountable) Food given to (especially herbivorous) animals.

    "They sell feed, riding helmets, and everything else for horses."

  • (countable) A gathering to eat, especially in quantity

    "They held a crab feed on the beach."

  • The part of a machine that supplies the material to be operated upon.

    "the paper feed of a printer"

Verb

  • (intransitive) To eat (usually of animals).

    "Spiders feed on gnats and flies."

  • (transitive) To give to a machine to be processed.

    "We got interesting results after feeding the computer with the new data."

  • To graze; to cause to be cropped by feeding, as herbage by cattle.

    "If grain is too forward in autumn, feed it with sheep."

  • (transitive) To give (someone or something) food to eat.

    "Feed the dog every evening."

  • (transitive) To give to a machine to be processed.

    "Feed the paper gently into the document shredder."

  • To supply with something.

    "Springs feed ponds with water."

  • (phonology, of a phonological rule) To create the environment where another phonological rule can apply.

    "Nasalization feeds raising."

  • simple past tense and past participle of fee
  • (transitive) To give (someone or something) to (someone or something else) as food.

    "Feed the fish to the dolphins."

  • (figuratively) To satisfy, gratify, or minister to (a sense, taste, desire, etc.).
  • (sports, transitive) To pass to.

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