Feeding
Feed 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 {Food}.] 1. To give food to; to supply with nourishment; to satisfy the physical huger of. [1913 Webster]

If thine enemy hunger, feed him. --Rom. xii. 20. [1913 Webster]

Unreasonable creatures feed their young. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To satisfy; gratify or minister to, as any sense, talent, taste, or desire. [1913 Webster]

I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Feeding him with the hope of liberty. --Knolles. [1913 Webster]

3. 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. [1913 Webster]

4. To nourish, in a general sense; to foster, strengthen, develop, and guard. [1913 Webster]

Thou shalt feed my people Israel. --2 Sam. v. 2. [1913 Webster]

Mightiest powers by deepest calms are fed. --B. Cornwall. [1913 Webster]

5. 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. [1913 Webster]

Once in three years feed your mowing lands. --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]

6. 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. [1913 Webster]

7. (Mach.) (a) To supply (the material to be operated upon) to a machine; as, to feed paper to a printing press. (b) 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). [1913 Webster]


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  • Feeding — (engl. Feederism oder fat fetishism) ist eine Paraphilie, bei der ein so genannter Feeder (dt. ‚Fütterer‘) eine andere Person (Feedee, dt. ‚Gefütterter‘) „anfüttert“, bis sie ein deutliches Übergewicht erreicht hat und deren Figur für ihn sexuell …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Feeding — Feed ing, n. 1. the act of eating, or of supplying with food; the process of fattening. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is eaten; food. [1913 Webster] 3. That which furnishes or affords food, especially for animals; pasture land. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • feeding — feeding; non·feeding; …   English syllables

  • Feeding — Feeding. См. Прибыль. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Feeding — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Feeding (homonymie). Le feeding est une expression anglaise désignant une pratique consistant à faire manger sa (ou son) partenaire, voire à la forcer à manger (on parle alors de forced feeding), afin de la faire …   Wikipédia en Français

  • feeding — noun a) The activity of feeding an animal. Feeding the seals is one of the zookeepers most visible chores. b) An instance of feeding of an animal. There are three feedings a day …   Wiktionary

  • feeding — noun 1. the act of consuming food (Freq. 9) • Syn: ↑eating • Derivationally related forms: ↑feed, ↑eat (for: ↑eating) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • feeding — noun Feeding is used before these nouns: ↑bottle, ↑frenzy, ↑ground, ↑habit, ↑trough, ↑tube Feeding is used after these nouns: ↑bottle …   Collocations dictionary

  • feeding — feed|ing [ fidıŋ ] noun count AMERICAN an occasion when you give milk to a baby: give someone a feeding: I ll give him another feeding just before we leave …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • feeding — n. breast; communal; forced; intravenous feeding * * * [ fiːdɪŋ] communal forced intravenous breast …   Combinatory dictionary

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