transitive verb (selffed; -feeding) Date: circa 1924 to provide rations to (animals) in bulk so as to permit feeding as wanted

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  • self-feed — /self feed , self /, v.t., self fed, self feeding. Agric. to provide a supply of food to (animals) so as to allow them to eat as much and as often as they want. Cf. hand feed (def. 1). [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-feed|er — «SEHLF FEE duhr», noun. 1. a machine that feeds itself automatically, such as a printing press. 2. a machine that supplies food to animals automatically …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-feed — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb : to provide rations to (animals) in bulk so as to permit each animal to select the kind and quantity of food that it wants compare hand feed * * * /self feed , self /, v.t., self fed, self feeding. Agric. to provide a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-feed|ing — «SEHLF FEE dihng», adjective. that feeds itself automatically: »a self feeding press …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-feeder — self feed′er n. agr. an apparatus that periodically discharges a supply of some material, esp. feed for livestock • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • self-feeding — self feedˈing adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑self …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Feed The Children — founded in 1979 is a Christian, international, non profit relief organization, whose stated mission is to deliver food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war,… …   Wikipedia

  • self- — ♦ Élément, de l angl. self « soi même ». ⇒ auto . self élément, de l angl. self, qui signifie soi même . ⇒SELF , élém. de compos. Élém. tiré de l angl. self « soi même », de même sens, entrant dans la constr. de subst. empr. à l angl. ou faits… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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

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