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Definition 1: any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue - [noun denoting tops]

Synonyms for food in the sense of this definition

(food is a kind of ...) a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties

"shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"

(... is a kind of food ) a semiliquid mass of partially digested food that passes from the stomach through the pyloric sphincter into the duodenum

(... is a kind of food ) a substance needed only in small amounts for normal body function (e.g., vitamins or minerals)

(... is a kind of food ) food traditionally eaten by African-Americans in the South

(... is a kind of food ) a liquid necessary for the life of most animals and plants

"he asked for a drink of water"

(... is a kind of food ) any liquid suitable for drinking

"may I take your beverage order?"

(... is a kind of food ) (Old Testament) food that God gave the Israelites during the Exodus

(... is a kind of food ) food for domestic livestock

(... is a kind of food ) a stock or supply of foods

(... is a kind of food ) a source of materials to nourish the body

(... is a kind of food ) a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food

(... is a kind of food ) the food and drink that are regularly served or consumed

(... is a kind of food ) any substance that can be used as food

(... is a kind of food ) food that is simply prepared and gives a sense of wellbeing; typically food with a high sugar or carbohydrate content that is associated with childhood or with home cooking

(... is a kind of food ) nutritive material of an ovum stored for the nutrition of an embryo (especially the yellow mass of a bird or reptile egg)

(... is a kind of food ) (bacteriology) a nutrient substance (solid or liquid) that is used to cultivate micro-organisms

(food is a part of ...) any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment

"food and drink"

Definition 2: anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for food in the sense of this definition

(food is a kind of ...) the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

(... is a kind of food ) insipid intellectual nourishment

Definition 3: any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment - [noun denoting food]

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

  • food and drink

Synonyms for food in the sense of this definition

(food is a kind of ...) matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure

(... is a kind of food ) fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market

(... is a kind of food ) the edible white meat of a coconut; often shredded for use in e.g. cakes and curries

(... is a kind of food ) somewhat astringent paste prepared by grinding and heating seeds of the African wild mango; a staple food of some African peoples

(... is a kind of food ) the flesh of fish used as food

"in Japan most fish is eaten raw" "after the scare about foot-and-mouth disease a lot of people started eating fish instead of meat" "they have a chef who specializes in fish"

(... is a kind of food ) edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc

(... is a kind of food ) an edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or cream; for cooking and table use

(... is a kind of food ) a custard-like food made from curdled milk

(... is a kind of food ) a solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk

(... is a kind of food ) (usually plural) weak or watery unappetizing food or drink

"he lived on the thin slops that food kitchens provided"

(... is a kind of food ) any food (especially cereal) usually served for breakfast

(... is a kind of food ) food that tastes good but is high in calories having little nutritional value

(... is a kind of food ) food remaining from a previous meal

"he had leftovers for dinner last night"

(... is a kind of food ) food that is not preserved by canning or dehydration or freezing or smoking

(... is a kind of food ) any packaged dish or food that can be prepared quickly and easily as by thawing or heating

(... is a kind of food ) a food made from roasted ground cacao beans

(... is a kind of food ) foods (like breads and cakes and pastries) that are cooked in an oven

(... is a kind of food ) a quantity of food (other than bread) formed in a particular shape

"meat loaf" "sugar loaf" "a loaf of cheese"

(... is a kind of food ) the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food

(... is a kind of food ) shaped and dried dough made from flour and water and sometimes egg

(... is a kind of food ) any natural or prepared food popularly believed to promote good health

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

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