Food - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fuːd|  American pronunciation of the word food
Brit.  |fuːd|  British pronunciation of the word food
- any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue (syn: nutrient)
- any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment
food and drink
- anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking


A farmer who grows his own food

Drought victims who don't have enough food to eat

She gave food and drink to the hungry travelers.

What is your favorite food?

Fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods

The restaurant serves good food at affordable prices.

Try not to eat too much spicy food.

I love Italian food, especially pasta.

He eats a lot of junk food and doesn't get enough exercise.

People are willing to pay more for organic food.

Her little boy has a fever and he's been off his food.

Severe food shortages have led to rioting against the military government.

The recent series of food scares has made people more wary of eating meat.

Consumer pressure is being put upon the food industry to cut down on factory farming methods.

The food there is never any good.

Word forms

singular: food
plural: foods
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