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Definition 1: food for domestic livestock - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for feed in the sense of this definition

(feed is a kind of ...) any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue

(... is a kind of feed ) nuts of forest trees used as feed for swine

(... is a kind of feed ) food prepared for animal pets

(... is a kind of feed ) food given to birds; usually mixed seeds

(... is a kind of feed ) food of a ruminant regurgitated to be chewed again

(... is a kind of feed ) mixture of ground animal feeds

(... is a kind of feed ) wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk

(... is a kind of feed ) mass of e.g. linseed or cottonseed or soybean from which the oil has been pressed; used as food for livestock

(... is a kind of feed ) fodder harvested while green and kept succulent by partial fermentation as in a silo

(... is a kind of feed ) grain grown for cattle feed

(... is a kind of feed ) coarse food (especially for livestock) composed of entire plants or the leaves and stalks of a cereal crop

(... is a kind of feed ) feed given to young animals isolated in a creep

(... is a kind of feed ) a concentrated feed for cattle; processed in the form of blocks or cakes

(... is a kind of feed ) a feed consisting primarily of corn gluten

(... is a kind of feed ) the dried and powdered blood of animals

(... is a kind of feed ) ground dried fish used as fertilizer and as feed for domestic livestock

Definition 2: provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to - [verb of change]

Samples where feed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants

Synonyms for feed in the sense of this definition

(feed is a kind of ...) make better or improve in quality

"The experience enriched her understanding" "enriched foods"

(... is a kind of feed ) treat (soil) with nitrates

(... is a kind of feed ) fertilize or dress with dung

"you must dung the land"

(... is a kind of feed ) scatter manure or fertilizer over (land)

(feed belongs to category ...) the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock

Definition 3: introduce continuously - [verb of change]

Samples where feed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • feed carrots into a food processor

Synonyms for feed in the sense of this definition

(feed is a kind of ...) place, fit, or thrust (something) into another thing

"Insert your ticket here"

Definition 4: take in food; used of animals only - [verb of consumption]

Samples where feed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat
  • What do whales eat?

Synonyms for feed in the sense of this definition

(feed is a kind of ...) serve oneself to, or consume regularly

"Have another bowl of chicken soup!" "I don't take sugar in my coffee"

(... is a kind of feed ) wander and feed

"The animals forage in the woods"

(... is a kind of feed ) feed greedily

"The lions ravened the bodies"

(... is a kind of feed ) suck milk from the mother's breasts

"the infant was suckling happily"

(... is a kind of feed ) feed as in a meadow or pasture

"the herd was grazing"

(feed has a similar meaning as ...) take in solid food

"She was eating a banana" "What did you eat for dinner last night?"

Definition 5: give food to - [verb of consumption]

Samples where feed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Feed the starving children in India
  • don't give the child this tough meat

Synonyms for feed in the sense of this definition

(feed is a kind of ...) give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

"The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

(... is a kind of feed ) give dinner to; host for dinner

"I'm wining and dining my friends"

(... is a kind of feed ) provide a midday meal for

"She lunched us well"

(... is a kind of feed ) provide breakfast for

(... is a kind of feed ) give suck to

"The wetnurse suckled the infant" "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"

(... is a kind of feed ) feed (infants) with a bottle

(... is a kind of feed ) feed intravenously

(... is a kind of feed ) give nourishment to

(... is a kind of feed ) let eat

"range the animals in the prairie"

(... is a kind of feed ) feed someone who will not or cannot eat

(... is a kind of feed ) feed with a spoon

(... is a kind of feed ) feed on carrion or refuse

"hyenas scavenge"

(... is a kind of feed ) give fodder (to domesticated animals)

(... is a kind of feed ) feed pigs

(... is a kind of feed ) feed through the beak by regurgitating previously swallowed food

"many birds feed their young by regurgitating what they have swallowed and carried to the nest"

(... is a kind of feed ) feed (cattle) with corn

(... is a kind of feed ) provide with insufficient quality or quantity of nourishment

"The stunted growth of these children shows that they are undernourished"

(... is a kind of feed ) feed excessively

(... is a kind of feed ) let feed in a field or pasture or meadow

(feed causes ...) take in solid food

"She was eating a banana" "What did you eat for dinner last night?"

Definition 6: serve as food for; be the food for - [verb of consumption]

Samples where feed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This dish feeds six

(feed is a kind of ...) give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

"The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

Definition 7: feed into; supply - [verb of consumption]

Samples where feed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her success feeds her vanity

(feed is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

Definition 8: provide as food - [verb of consumption]

Samples where feed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Feed the guests the nuts

(feed is a kind of ...) give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

"The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

Definition 9: gratify - [verb of consumption]

Samples where feed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view

Synonyms for feed in the sense of this definition

(feed is a kind of ...) provide with choice or abundant food or drink

"Don't worry about the expensive wine--I'm treating" "She treated her houseguests with good food every night"

Definition 10: profit from in an exploitatory manner - [verb of consumption]

Samples where feed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He feeds on her insecurity

Synonyms for feed in the sense of this definition

(feed is a kind of ...) use or manipulate to one's advantage

"He exploit the new taxation system" "She knows how to work the system" "he works his parents for sympathy"

Definition 11: move along, of liquids - [verb of motion]

Samples where feed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Water flowed into the cave
  • the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi

Synonyms for feed in the sense of this definition

(feed is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of feed ) flow freely

"The garbage flushed down the river"

(... is a kind of feed ) pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings

(... is a kind of feed ) flow off gradually

"The rain water drains into this big vat"

(... is a kind of feed ) run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream

"water trickled onto the lawn from the broken hose" "reports began to dribble in"

(... is a kind of feed ) flow freely and abundantly

"Tears streamed down her face"

(... is a kind of feed ) flow, run or fall out and become lost

"The milk spilled across the floor" "The wine spilled onto the table"

(... is a kind of feed ) flow in a spurt

"Water poured all over the floor"

(... is a kind of feed ) move downward

"The water ran down"

(... is a kind of feed ) run off as waste

"The water wastes back into the ocean"

(... is a kind of feed ) flow in a circular current, of liquids

(... is a kind of feed ) move through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point

"Blood circulates in my veins" "The air here does not circulate"

(... is a kind of feed ) rise or move forward

"surging waves"

(... is a kind of feed ) issue in a jet; come out in a jet; stream or spring forth

"Water jetted forth" "flames were jetting out of the building"

(... is a kind of feed ) flow in small streams

"Tears guttered down her face"

Samples where feed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His admiration fed her vanity

(feed is a kind of ...) contribute to the progress or growth of

"I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"

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