Feed - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fiːd|  American pronunciation of the word feed
Brit.  |fiːd|  British pronunciation of the word feed
irregular verb:  p.t. — fed  p.p. — fed


- food for domestic livestock (syn: provender)


- provide as food
- give food to (syn: give)
- feed into; supply
Her success feeds her vanity
- introduce continuously
feed carrots into a food processor
- support or promote
- take in food; used of animals only (syn: eat)
- serve as food for; be the food for
This dish feeds six
- move along, of liquids (syn: course, flow, run)
the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi
- profit from in an exploitatory manner (syn: prey)
He feeds on her insecurity
- gratify (syn: feast)
feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view
- provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to (syn: fertilize)

Extra examples

He was too weak to feed himself.

We feed the plants with a special fertilizer twice a week.

We fed the horses with apples, oats, and hay.

The children fed apples to the horses.

These supplies could feed a small army for a week.

He doesn't earn enough to feed a family of four.

They used the wood to feed the fire.

The streams feed the creek.

The motor is fed by an electrical current.

There's a jam in the paper feed.

We had to cut off the main power feed.

They're showing a live satellite feed of the event.

We brought along pieces of old bread and fed the birds.

He is so weak that he cannot feed himself.

The farmer is feeding up the chickens for Christmas.

Phrasal verbs

feed on  — be sustained by

Word forms

I/you/we/they: feed
he/she/it: feeds
present participle: feeding
past tense: fed
past participle: fed
singular: feed
plural: feeds
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