Meaning of FEED in English


Function: noun

Date: 1576

1 a : an act of eating b : MEAL especially : a large meal

2 a : food for livestock specifically : a mixture or preparation for feeding livestock b : the amount given at each feeding

3 a : material supplied (as to a furnace or machine) b : a mechanism by which the action of feeding is effected c : the motion or process of carrying forward the material to be operated upon (as in a machine) d : the act or process of feeding a signal (as an audio or video transmission) also : the signal being fed

4 : the action of passing a ball or puck to a team member who is in position to score

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.