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Definition of Feed

  • To give food to; to supply with nourishment; to satisfy the physical huger of.
  • To satisfy; gratify or minister to, as any sense, talent, taste, or desire.
  • To fill the wants of; to supply with that which is used or wasted; as, springs feed ponds; the hopper feeds the mill; to feed a furnace with coal.
  • To nourish, in a general sense; to foster, strengthen, develop, and guard.
  • To graze; to cause to be cropped by feeding, as herbage by cattle; as, if grain is too forward in autumn, feed it with sheep.
  • To give for food, especially to animals; to furnish for consumption; as, to feed out turnips to the cows; to feed water to a steam boiler.
  • To supply (the material to be operated upon) to a machine; as, to feed paper to a printing press.
  • To produce progressive operation upon or with (as in wood and metal working machines, so that the work moves to the cutting tool, or the tool to the work).
  • To take food; to eat.
  • To subject by eating; to satisfy the appetite; to feed one's self (upon something); to prey; -- with on or upon.
  • To be nourished, strengthened, or satisfied, as if by food.
  • To place cattle to feed; to pasture; to graze.
  • That which is eaten; esp., food for beasts; fodder; pasture; hay; grain, ground or whole; as, the best feed for sheep.
  • A grazing or pasture ground.
  • An allowance of provender given to a horse, cow, etc.; a meal; as, a feed of corn or oats.
  • A meal, or the act of eating.
  • The water supplied to steam boilers.
  • The motion, or act, of carrying forward the stuff to be operated upon, as cloth to the needle in a sewing machine; or of producing progressive operation upon any material or object in a machine, as, in a turning lathe, by moving the cutting tool along or in the work.
  • The supply of material to a machine, as water to a steam boiler, coal to a furnace, or grain to a run of stones.
  • The mechanism by which the action of feeding is produced; a feed motion.
  • food for domestic livestock
  • introduce continuously
  • provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to
  • give food to
  • take in food; used of animals only
  • serve as food for; be the food for
  • feed into; supply
  • provide as food
  • gratify
  • profit from in an exploitatory manner
  • move along, of liquids
  • support or promote

How to use feed in a sentence. Feed pronunciation.

He spoke the last words aloud, and then desired one of the senator's slaves to give his mule a good feed and drink, for his own groom, and the superior decurion who during his absence must take his place, were also worshippers of Mithras, and had not yet returned from the mountain.
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On her birthday, June 10, 1884, when she was eighty-five years old, she greatly mourned that she had outlived her usefulness; that she could no longer feed herself, nor read her Bible, nor remember the desirable subjects for her prayers, and she hoped that she should not linger here long in such a helpless and useless condition.
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The conversation revealed that about midnight the old man perceiving that a storm had arisen, and that unless relief came, which was not likely, they would starve, resolved to appeal to his Heavenly Father, saying that God who sent the ravens to feed Elijah would feed him if he went to him in faith, and now God had heard his prayer, and he blessed God that he could do so in all trouble and trial.
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Moreover, the harpies who feed and thrive on the miseries of the poor, would in no case have given her more than twenty-five cents for them; and the short respite derived from that amount would not have compensated for the sacrifice.
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As I arose on a Sabbath morning, I knew not what to do but to ask my heavenly Father to feed my little ones, and commit myself and them to his care.
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You cannot feed capons so. THE MAN.
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A feed or two of oats was given to Gen. Wheeler and Col.
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He was for the moment the only member of the detachment left at the piece, but was given assistance, and a moment later Green arrived and began to feed the gun.
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He had been knocked down by the pole of a limber, which struck him over the kidneys, but had continued to feed his gun until the very last.
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It was therefore a daily struggle to get enough rations forward to feed the fighting-line from day to day.
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These are two examples of some of the able assistants from civil life who were sent to help feed, clothe, and transport the 5th Corps.
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In this work I was ably seconded by Lieut.-Col. Charles F. Humphrey, deputy Q. M. G., U. S. A., chief quartermaster, and Col. John F. Weston, A. O. G. S., chief commissary; hut, notwithstanding the utmost efforts, it was difficult to land supplies in excess of those required daily to feed the men and animals, and the loss of the scow, mentioned as having broken away during the voyage, as well as the loss at sea of lighters sent by Quartermaster's Department was greatly felt.
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The article was scarce, though the law had decreed it universal; and the Vraibleusians were obliged to feed upon fruit which they considered at the same time both poor and expensive.
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I have long lov'd her, and, I protest to you, bestowed much on her; followed her with a doting observance; engross'd opportunities to meet her; fee'd every slight occasion that could but niggardly give me sight of her; not only bought many presents to give her, but have given largely to many to know what she would have given; briefly, I have pursu'd her as love hath pursued me; which hath been on the wing of all occasions.
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The earth feeds them, and the rains water them and make them grow without any choice or will of theirs; but with you, children, it is quite otherwise.
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God has given you _wills_; and it is in your own power to choose whether you will be good and happy children, and a blessing to all around you, and turning everything around you into a blessing, every year growing wiser and better; or whether you will yield to the evil within and around you, and turn health, and time, and Christian teaching, and all the good things God sends to feed your souls, into food for your selfish and idle natures, and so grow every year worse and worse.
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He did not neglect to feed them, but they had eaten each other, nevertheless.
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The wild ducks rose in great flocks out of the reeds and went away to feed in the fields, and their departure was followed by a long interval, during which no single thought crossed his mind-at least, none that he could remember.
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They replied that their wagon and oxen were at the officers' service without hire, and that they would feed the animals, but personally they could take no share in the work.
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Trouble could feed himself when his plate had been set in front of him, and while he was eating Mrs. Martin made her two Curlytops look better by the use of their combs.
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Examples of Feed

Example #1
Phoebicius did not doubt that the woman who had joined the caravan-which he himself had seen yesterday-was his fugitive wife, and he knew that his delay might have reduced his earnest wish to overtake her and punish her to the remotest probability; but he was a Roman soldier, and would rather have laid violent hands on himself than have left his post without a deputy.
Example #2
When at last his fellow-worshippers came from their sacrifice and worship of the rising sun, his preparations for his long journey were completed.
Example #3
During the latter part of this time the two daughters were sick, Mrs. Furlong with paralysis and Miss Jordan with consumption.
Example #4
Notwithstanding all that medical help could do, the shock brought on a severe sickness, and when, after eight weeks, she left her bed to move around feebly, she had almost lost her sight and hearing, her hand was useless, and her mind greatly impaired.
Example #5
The old man having asked C. how he came to visit them, he replied he didn't know, but supposed God had sent him, as he had awoke and couldn't again sleep on account of thought of him.
Example #6
Young C. staid with the old couple until daylight.