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Definition of food noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] things that people or animals eat a shortage of food/food shortages food and drinks the food industry
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] a particular type of food Do you like Italian food? frozen foods a can of dog food (= for a dog to eat) see also convenience food, fast food, health food, junk food, seafood, soul food, whole food
  3. Idioms
    food for thought
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    an idea that makes you think seriously and carefully The program certainly provides plenty of food for thought.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: food