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1. feed

verb. ['ˈfiːd'] provide as food.

Synonyms

  • supply
  • provide
  • ply

Antonyms

  • freeze
  • demand
  • emit
  • keep down

Etymology

  • feden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fedan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Feed

  • guaranteed
  • disagreed
  • supersede
  • stampede
  • intercede
  • aristide
  • aristede
  • alwaleed
  • succeed
  • preceed
  • precede
  • misread
  • mislead
  • misdeed
  • laclede
  • degreed
  • decreed
  • concede
  • walid
  • waleed
  • wahid
  • vahid
  • streed
  • sinead
  • shaheed
  • secede
  • screed
  • reseed
  • reread
  • recede

Sentences with feed


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Change the types of food you feed your hamster for seven days.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Reattach the fuel feed and return lines on the rail.

3. Verb, past participle
Adult root weevils only feed on the leaves, but the larvae chew on the roots.

4. Verb, base form
Breakfast is your first opportunity of the day to feed your body foods that’ll help fight inflammation.

Quotes about feed


1. Remember when you tried to convince me to feed a poultry pie to the mallards in the park to see if you could breed a race of cannibal ducks?""They ate it too,"Will reminisced. "Bloodthirsty little beasts. Never trust a duck.
- Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

2. Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.
- Stephen King, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption: A Story from Different Seasons

3. Just as a mother finds pleasure in taking her little child on her lap, there to feed and caress him, in like manner our loving God shows His fondness for His beloved souls who have given themselves entirely to Him and have placed all their hope in His goodness.
- Alphonsus Liguori

2. feed

noun. ['ˈfiːd'] food for domestic livestock.

Synonyms

  • pigwash
  • birdseed
  • feed grain
  • slop
  • pet food
  • cud
  • nutrient
  • rechewed food
  • pet-food
  • fodder
  • bird food
  • creep feed
  • food
  • provender
  • silage
  • cattle cake
  • bird feed
  • ensilage
  • pigswill
  • fish meal
  • mast
  • slops
  • mash
  • petfood
  • oil cake
  • blood meal
  • corn gluten feed

Antonyms

  • withdraw
  • take
  • borrow
  • disinherit

Etymology

  • feden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fedan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. feed

verb. ['ˈfiːd'] give food to.

Synonyms

  • graze
  • nutrify
  • wet-nurse
  • give
  • nourish
  • undernourish
  • dine
  • slop
  • bottlefeed
  • aliment
  • overfeed
  • eat
  • range
  • breastfeed
  • cater
  • fodder
  • crop
  • nurse
  • provide
  • inject
  • lunch
  • ply
  • malnourish
  • scavenge
  • supply
  • lactate
  • force-feed
  • breakfast
  • give suck
  • spoonfeed
  • suckle
  • suck
  • regurgitate
  • pasture
  • corn

Antonyms

  • starve
  • bottlefeed
  • eat out
  • eat in

Etymology

  • feden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fedan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. feed

verb. ['ˈfiːd'] feed into; supply.

Synonyms

  • provide
  • render
  • furnish

Antonyms

  • spread
  • dirty
  • inactivity
  • block

Etymology

  • feden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fedan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. feed

verb. ['ˈfiːd'] introduce continuously.

Synonyms

  • enclose
  • put in
  • introduce
  • feed in
  • insert
  • stick in

Antonyms

  • stay
  • inelasticity
  • forbid
  • disallow

Etymology

  • feden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fedan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. feed

verb. ['ˈfiːd'] take in food; used of animals only.

Synonyms

  • raven
  • graze
  • ingest
  • have
  • crop
  • browse
  • forage
  • suckle
  • eat
  • take in
  • consume
  • pasture
  • take

Antonyms

  • reassure
  • stay in place
  • upgrade
  • downgrade

Etymology

  • feden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fedan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. feed

verb. ['ˈfiːd'] support or promote.

Synonyms

  • boost
  • promote
  • further
  • advance

Antonyms

  • begin
  • continue
  • good fortune
  • good luck

Etymology

  • feden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fedan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. feed

verb. ['ˈfiːd'] serve as food for; be the food for.

Synonyms

  • supply
  • provide
  • ply

Antonyms

  • disarrange
  • man
  • kern
  • take away

Etymology

  • feden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fedan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. feed

verb. ['ˈfiːd'] profit from in an exploitatory manner.

Synonyms

  • prey
  • exploit

Antonyms

  • underspend
  • recuperate
  • conserve

Etymology

  • feden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fedan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. feed

verb. ['ˈfiːd'] move along, of liquids.

Synonyms

  • tide
  • waste
  • eddy
  • run down
  • ooze
  • run out
  • whirlpool
  • gutter
  • jet
  • drain
  • trickle
  • spill
  • run
  • whirl
  • surge
  • gush
  • move
  • course
  • purl
  • flush
  • filter
  • swirl
  • run off
  • circulate
  • dribble
  • stream
  • pour
  • flow
  • well out

Antonyms

  • ebb
  • providence
  • hospitable
  • strengthen

Etymology

  • feden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fedan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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