feed
Feed Feed, n. 1. That which is eaten; esp., food for beasts; fodder; pasture; hay; grain, ground or whole; as, the best feed for sheep. [1913 Webster]

2. A grazing or pasture ground. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. An allowance of provender given to a horse, cow, etc.; a meal; as, a feed of corn or oats. [1913 Webster]

4. A meal, or the act of eating. [R.] [1913 Webster]

For such pleasure till that hour At feed or fountain never had I found. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

5. The water supplied to steam boilers. [1913 Webster]

6. (Mach.) (a) 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. (b) The supply of material to a machine, as water to a steam boiler, coal to a furnace, or grain to a run of stones. (c) The mechanism by which the action of feeding is produced; a feed motion. [1913 Webster]

{Feed bag}, a nose bag containing feed for a horse or mule.

{Feed cloth}, an apron for leading cotton, wool, or other fiber, into a machine, as for carding, etc.

{Feed door}, a door to a furnace, by which to supply coal.

{Feed head}. (a) A cistern for feeding water by gravity to a steam boiler. (b) (Founding) An excess of metal above a mold, which serves to render the casting more compact by its pressure; -- also called a {riser}, {deadhead}, or simply {feed} or {head} --Knight.

{Feed heater}. (a) (Steam Engine) A vessel in which the feed water for the boiler is heated, usually by exhaust steam. (b) A boiler or kettle in which is heated food for stock.

{Feed motion}, or {Feed gear} (Mach.), the train of mechanism that gives motion to the part that directly produces the feed in a machine.

{Feed pipe}, a pipe for supplying the boiler of a steam engine, etc., with water.

{Feed pump}, a force pump for supplying water to a steam boiler, etc.

{Feed regulator}, a device for graduating the operation of a feeder. --Knight.

{Feed screw}, in lathes, a long screw employed to impart a regular motion to a tool rest or tool, or to the work.

{Feed water}, water supplied to a steam boiler, etc.

{Feed wheel} (Mach.), a kind of feeder. See {Feeder}, n., 8. [1913 Webster]


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  • Feed — Feed, n. 1. That which is eaten; esp., food for beasts; fodder; pasture; hay; grain, ground or whole; as, the best feed for sheep. [1913 Webster] 2. A grazing or pasture ground. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. An allowance of provender given to a horse,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Feed — may refer to:* As a verb, to feed means to give food to, or to eat food. See feeding. * Feed as a noun often refers to animal feed, food given to or meant for livestock (see also fodder )Inserting one thing into another: * Card feed * Paper… …   Wikipedia

  • Feed — (f[=e]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fed} (f[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Feeding}.] [AS. f[=e]dan, fr. f[=o]da food; akin to OS. f[=o]dian, OFries. f[=e]da, f[=o]da, D. voeden, OHG. fuottan, Icel. f[ae][eth]a, Sw. f[ o]da, Dan. f[ o]de. [root]75. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • feed — vb Feed, nourish, pasture, graze are comparable when they mean to provide the food that one needs or desires. Feed is the comprehensive term applicable not only to persons and animals but also to plants and, by extension, to whatever consumes… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • feed — [fēd] vt. fed, feeding [ME feden < OE fedan < base of foda, FOOD] 1. to give food to; provide food for 2. a) to provide as food [to feed oats to horses] b) to serve as food for …   English World dictionary

  • Feed — Feed, v. i. 1. To take food; to eat. [1913 Webster] Her kid . . . which I afterwards killed because it would not feed. De Foe. [1913 Webster] 2. To subject by eating; to satisfy the appetite; to feed one s self (upon something); to prey; with on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Feed — (englisch feed „Einspeisung“, „Zufuhr“) oder Newsfeed wird im Deutschen als jargon sprachliche Bezeichnung verwendet für elektronische Nachrichten aus dem Internet, die kostenlos abonniert und automatisch in einen Feedreader oder auch in den …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • feed — fēd vb, fed fed; feed·ing vt 1 a) to give food to b) to give as food 2) to produce or provide food for vi to consume food: EAT feed n …   Medical dictionary

  • Feed — [fi:d], der; s, s [engl. feed, eigtl. = Versorgung, Einspeisung] (Jargon): elektronische Nachricht aus dem Internet, die kostenlos abonniert u. in ein E Mail Programm o. Ä. eingespeist werden kann …   Universal-Lexikon

  • feed — feed; un·feed; …   English syllables

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