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Definition of feed noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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    for animals/plants
  1. 1[uncountable, countable] food for animals or birds winter feed for the horses a sack of feed
  2. for machine
  3. 2[uncountable] material supplied to a machine
  4. 3[countable] a pipe, device, etc. that supplies a machine with something the cold feed to the water tank The printer has an automatic paper feed.
  5. large meal
  6. 4[countable] (informal) a large meal They needed a bath and a good feed.
  7. television programs
  8. 5[uncountable] television programs that are sent from a central station to other stations in a network; the system of sending out these programs network feed
  9. internet
  10. 6[countable] = Web feed
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: feed