Meaning of FEEDER in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈfē-dər ]


Usage: often attributive

Date: 14th century

1. : one that feeds: as

a. : one that fattens livestock for slaughter

b. : a device or apparatus for supplying food

2. : one that eats or takes nourishment ; especially : an animal being fattened or one suitable for fattening


a. : one that supplies, replenishes, or connects

b. : tributary 2

c. : a heavy wire conductor supplying electricity at some point of an electric distribution system (as from a substation)

d. : branch ; especially : a branch transportation line

e. : a road that provides access to a major artery

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.