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Definition 1: an animal being fattened or suitable for fattening - [noun denoting animal]

(feeder is a kind of ...) any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment

Definition 2: an animal that feeds on a particular source of food - [noun denoting animal]

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

  • a bark feeder
  • a mud feeder

(feeder is a kind of ...) a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

Definition 3: a machine that automatically provides a supply of some material - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • the feeder discharged feed into a trough for the livestock

Synonyms for feeder in the sense of this definition

(feeder is a kind of ...) any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks

Definition 4: an outdoor device that supplies food for wild birds - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for feeder in the sense of this definition

(feeder is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

Definition 5: a branch that flows into the main stream - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for feeder in the sense of this definition

(feeder is a kind of ...) a stream or river connected to a larger one

Definition 6: someone who consumes food for nourishment - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for feeder in the sense of this definition

(feeder is a kind of ...) a person who uses goods or services

(... is a kind of feeder ) someone who eats food rapidly and greedily

(... is a kind of feeder ) a person who is picnicking

(... is a kind of feeder ) a person who eats all kinds of foods

(... is a kind of feeder ) someone who eats lightly or eats snacks between meals

(... is a kind of feeder ) a person or animal who eats fungi (especially mushrooms)

(... is a kind of feeder ) a person conceived as a consumer of food

"he has four mouths to feed"

(... is a kind of feeder ) someone who is eating lunch

(... is a kind of feeder ) a hasty eater who swallows large mouthfuls

(... is a kind of feeder ) a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess

(... is a kind of feeder ) an eater who dips food into a liquid before eating it

"he was a dunker--he couldn't eat a doughnut without a cup of coffee to dunk it in"

(... is a kind of feeder ) a person eating a meal (especially in a restaurant)

(... is a kind of feeder ) someone who eats greedily or voraciously

(... is a kind of feeder ) eater of fruits and grains and nuts; someone who eats no meat or fish or (often) any animal products

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