Meaning of FEED in English

I. verb


chicken feed

The bank offered to lend us £1,000 but that’s chicken feed compared to what we need.

fed up

She felt tired and a bit fed up.

feed a baby

If your baby cries, she may want feeding.

feed a cat

She comes in while we're away to feed the cat.

feed sb on a diet of sth

Kids should not be fed a diet of hamburgers and sugary snacks.

feeding ground

got fed up

Anna got fed up with waiting.




People would not wish to eat animals fed on human waste.

They do like to know how the animals are reared and fed .

When in the nineteenth century naturalists first examined it, they were mystified as to how any animal could feed on it.

Nor did any allergic reactions arise in those who ate the meat of animals who had been fed a gene-spliced soybean diet.

Sunlight feeds the algae which feed the animals which feed the corals, sponges, clams, and fish.

Many people argue that we need genetic modification of crops and animals in order to feed the world.

During the growing season he would wash the animals and feed them while the adults worked in the fields.


She watched Naseem as the older woman fed her baby son.

Joe got up every night and took turns with Valerie feeding the babies .

Clare Wildish has come back for help feeding her second baby , 3 day old Emma.

Toys for children to play with, a baby changing room, somewhere to feed baby.

But even if they do persevere, most mums find it difficult to feed their babies in public.

They fry were fed on baby brineshrimp and although not fast growers they seemed to do well.

It would be even nicer if people remembered that the way you feed your baby is a matter of personal choice.

As Mama fed the baby , she began to cry.


Now Agnes and Oats sat on either side of it, listening to the distant sounds of Hodgesaargh feeding the birds .

Of course, she fed birds too.

There's this bloke with a white coat on and this bag of bread, feeding the birds .

Gradually I descended the spruce tree and slowly crept toward the feeding birds .

The garden was his domain; he had his rabbits to feed and the birds to admonish for ravaging his cherry trees.

Both would soon feed migrant birds on their way down from the north.

It's nice that he does that - you know, comes and feeds the birds like that.


The next time you feed your cat , take a close look at its eyes.

Now recliners do everything but feed the cat .

And the money she earned from the deal went towards feeding her own cats .

They let her come round and tell me, so I could feed the cat if she's not back.

It was getting more and more difficult to feed the cat - and to feed himself.

She ought to feed the cat - and then there was the washing.

They were destined to feed his cat .

Ninety-five percent of our cats are fed a canned cat food, the others eating scraps or whatever they can catch!


In a land of poverty each person must struggle to feed her children as best she can.

It has been used to feed children with severe diarrhea who can not digest regular milk.&038;.

Unfastening her dress, and still blushing, she began feeding her child .

And none of us likes to think there is anyone out there unable to feed their children .

Just occasionally the tensions spilled over, such as when she berated Moira publicly about the way she was feeding her first child .

Women conceive the future that men tend to flee; they feed the children that men ignore.

A barber's daughter, she started doing business when she was a young woman to feed her children .

Then, quickly, as though wakened from a dream, she began to dress and feed her children .


Narou Chaibou, who lives near Illela, can not feed his family with the plot of land he owns.

Even in liberated Scandinavia, it is women who feed the family , wash the clothes, and care for the children.

The vast majority of the population struggle to feed their families .

He fed his family oil food from the cans.

As the head of a household, these women must work in order to feed her family .

She was an enterprising cook, as she was in all things, and fed her family well.

For some of the women, selling the coal dust provides their only income to feed their families .

The child would be allowed a sum of money to feed a family for a week.


Grosser than fish feeding on toilet paper?

Tackle tips: A steady trickle of bait running into a swim will attract and keep fish feeding in one place.

This fish feeds readily on larval Artemia, but fully grown adults are too large.

All the fish are fed on Hikari goldfish food or cichlid food.

All the other fish survived the Presidential feeding .

The fish were fed at night, before turning on the lights.

Finally, make sure the fish are feeding first by catching one or two with your usual indicator.


And he was fed the information from myriad channels, to be dispensed with the holy water on Sundays.

If the adventurers are not very knowledgeable about Constant Drachenfels, this is a novel way of feeding them some more information .

Some one who is close enough to the action to feed the right information and provide some answers.

Here telesales operators will be able to feed information directly into a database as they take customer calls.

They feed location and usage information directly to the upper levels.

These stations must be constantly fed with information .

There should be a mechanism for feeding this information back to the designers so that the succeeding system designs will avoid these problems.


There's going to be another hungry mouth to feed out of your advertising budgets come October.

More mouths to feed , Malthus contended, meant less food in each mouth.

Very likely there was a nest there, full of hungry little mouths waiting to be fed .

Burdens unloaded, the escort was sent back, horses and extra mouths to feed being undesired.

In the early years, with four young mouths to feed , they were dirt-poor.

Two had died in infancy, otherwise there would have been nine little mouths to feed .

Now there are many more mouths to feed .

That meant that there were seven mouths to feed , and then Daddy began to ail.


Most mussel feeding Nucella populations in Britain are white.

The food crisis was not the result of any incapacity by the Soviet Union to grow enough food to feed its population .

Any site we consider will have its own hinterland, its own catchment area for the feeding of its population .

In 1986, 1942 million tonnes of food grains were produced to feed a world population of nearly 5 billion.

A specialist market in traditional treats will run alongside the great new industries that will feed the population .


a feeding frenzy

After the initial reports on CBS, this scene became a media feeding frenzy .

Green Bay went into a feeding frenzy in the free-agency market, and came up with some star names.

On defense, they are hungrier than sharks in a feeding frenzy .

The dorados were in a feeding frenzy , oblivious to all else.

mouth to feed/hungry mouth


Feed chrysanthemums with a house plant fertilizer.

Did you feed the dog?

Hospital officials said she is no longer able to feed herself.

How often do you have to feed the baby?

Humpback whales come to the California coast to feed each summer.

Ismail's wages are hardly enough to feed his family.

Most new babies will want to feed every few hours.

My sister feeds the cats when we are away.

The catering service feeds over 600 employees every day.

The horses were fed on hay and grain.

The larvae feed on the young shoots of water-lilies.

The pigs were feeding from a trough in the middle of the yard.

The tube was fed into the patient's stomach.

There has been a boom in tourism, fed by publicity about the movie filmed there.

This recipe feeds six.


Give them time, and then feed back to them how you feel about the way they are behaving towards you day-to-day.

He had fed them fish frames.

His head buzzed and sang as if power was being fed into it.

Nor did any allergic reactions arise in those who ate the meat of animals who had been fed a gene-spliced soybean diet.

Scavenging crabs move in to feed on dead tubeworms.

The bigger the fish the less often they feed .

You will be able to study them at length and note at what depth they are feeding.

II. noun




Single-cell protein production from non-photosynthetic organisms has also reached the stage of commercial availability, mainly as animal feed .

It lost money like steam, and when the iron business cratered, it was reduced to hauling tomatoes and animal feed .


The sum was chicken feed , and the more governmental corruption that went on there, the better.

She would lie, steal, cheat for Oliver: burning a few hundred pounds was chicken feed .



The effect is to draw chemical from a drum, via a feed pipe , to a projecting delivery spout.

Above: Cracking the pre-filter problem - two planting baskets were combined and the feed pipe fed through to the smaller one.

Liquid systems are straight forward having a feed pipe from the product container direct to the non-priming delivery pump.


And hedges flailed every harvest are devoid of the berries bigger hedges sport, which are important winter feed for birds.

The whole plant, seeds and all, cures over the summer and makes great winter feed .

Most of the arable ground is used to produce winter feed for the stock.


bite the hand that feeds you

If I put my prices up, it's like biting the hand that feeds me - it's economic suicide.

It is hard to bite the hand that feeds you.

Somehow, without guidance and peer influence, cricketers are apt to bite the hand that feeds them.

They are not normally going to bite the hand that feeds them.

This appears to be a new version of biting the hand that feeds you.

mouth to feed/hungry mouth


A large part of our income goes on animal feed .

a live satellite feed

A young baby needs small feeds at frequent intervals.

cattle feed

Her baby has its lunchtime feed , then goes to sleep.

Lois has gotten tired of the late night feedings.


And tonight, for the first time, the public were invited to watch the feed , and listen to a commentary.

As a 4-H rabbit grower for two years, he had often traded at the local hardware for hutch materials and feed .

In a closed-circuit television feed from Washington, Democrats Rep.

In recent public appearances, the speaker looks decidedly off his feed .

Just a extra feed of hay to mark the special day.

The corn will have to be rerouted to animal feed and ethanol production.

They always thought it was feed time if the light went on and would scramble up expectantly and start pawing and whinnying.

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