Definition of feed noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//fiːd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//fiːd//
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    meal for baby/animal
  1. 1[countable] a meal of milk for a young baby; a meal for an animal her morning feed
  2. for animals/plants
  3. 2[uncountable, countable] food for animals or plants winter feed for the horses liquid tomato feed a sack of feed
  4. for machine
  5. 3[uncountable] material supplied to a machine
  6. 4[countable] a pipe, device, etc. which supplies a machine with something the cold feed to the water cylinder The printer has an automatic paper feed.
  7. large meal
  8. 5[countable] (informal) a large meal They needed a bath and a good feed.
  9. television programmes
  10. 6[uncountable] (North American English) television programmes that are sent from a central station to other stations in a network; the system of sending out these programmes network feed See related entries: Producing TV shows, Watching TV
  11. website
  12. 7a special feature on a blog, news website, social networking website, etc. that allows you to see new information that has been added without having to visit the website, usually using a feed reader (= a piece of software that displays this information) an RSS feed See related entries: Social networking
  13. Word OriginOld English fēdan (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch voeden and food.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: feed