provender

  • 1 Provender — Prov en*der, n. [OE. provende, F. provende, provisions, provender, fr. LL. praebenda (prae and pro being confused), a daily allowance of provisions, a prebend. See {Prebend}.] 1. Dry food for domestic animals, as hay, straw, corn, oats, or a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 provender — index replenish Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 provender — (n.) c.1300, allowance paid each chapter member of a cathedral, from Anglo Fr. provendir, O.Fr. provendier, from Gallo Romance *provenda, altered (by influence of L. providere supply ) from L.L. praebenda allowance, subsistence, from L. praebenda …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 provender — *food, fodder, forage, feed, victuals, viands, provisions, comestibles …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 provender — ► NOUN 1) animal fodder. 2) archaic or humorous food. ORIGIN Old French provendre, from Latin praebenda things to be supplied …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 provender — [präv′ən dər] n. [ME < MFr provendre, var. of provende < ML(Ec) praebenda: see PREBEND] 1. dry food for livestock, as hay, corn, oats, etc.; fodder 2. Informal provisions; food …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 provender — /ˈprɒvəndə / (say provuhnduh) noun 1. dry food for livestock, as hay; fodder. 2. food or provisions: * Fowl or pig? he shouted, and rattled the knife, and piled the provender on their plates, and told them to back in their carts when they wanted… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 8 provender — /prov euhn deuhr/, n. 1. dry food, as hay or oats, for livestock or other domestic animals; fodder. 2. food; provisions. [1275 1325; ME provendre < OF, var. of provende prebend, provender < ML probenda, alter. of praebenda PREBEND, perh. by assoc …

    Universalium

  • 9 provender — prov•en•der [[t]ˈprɒv ən dər[/t]] n. 1) ahb. dry food for livestock; fodder 2) food; provisions • Etymology: 1275–1325; ME provendre < OF, var. of provende prebend, provender < ML prōbenda, alter. of praebenda prebend, perh. by assoc. with… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 10 provender — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French provende, provendre, from Medieval Latin provenda, alteration of praebenda prebend Date: 14th century 1. dry food for domestic animals ; feed 2. food, victuals …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 provender — noun /ˈprɒvɪndə,ˈprɒvəndə,ˈprɑːvəndɚ/ a) Food, especially for livestock. b) An edible material that provides sustenance …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 provender — Synonyms and related words: aliment, barley, bird seed, board, bran, bread, bread and butter, canned foods, cat food, cheer, chicken feed, chop, chow, comestibles, commissariat, commissary, corn, creature comfort, cuisine, daily bread, dehydrated …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 provender — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. fodder, feed; food, provisions. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Something fit to be eaten: aliment, bread, comestible, diet, edible, esculent, fare, food, foodstuff, meat, nourishment, nurture,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 provender — prov|en|der [ pravəndər ] noun uncount HUMOROUS food a. OLD FASHIONED dry food for horses and cows …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 provender — see PREBEND …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 16 provender — sb. Pol. S. 239 …

    Oldest English Words

  • 17 provender — prov·en·der || prÉ‘vɪndÉ™(r) / prÉ’ n. fodder, hay or grain used as animal feed; food, rations …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 provender — [ prɒvɪndə] noun 1》 animal fodder. 2》 chiefly humorous food. Origin ME: from OFr. provendre, based on an alt. of L. praebenda (see prebend) …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 provender — n. Dry food (as hay, corn, etc., for brutes), fodder, forage …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 provender — noun (U) old fashioned dry food for horses and cattle …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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