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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fee  \Fee\  (f[=e]),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Feed}  (f[=e]d);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Feeing}.] 
  To  reward  for  services  performed,  or  to  be  performed;  to 
  recompense;  to  hire  or  keep  in  hire;  hence  to  bribe. 
 
  The  patient  .  .  .  fees  the  doctor.  --Dryden. 
 
  There's  not  a  one  of  them  but  in  his  house  I  keep  a 
  servant  feed.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Feed  \Feed\,  n. 
  1.  That  which  is  eaten;  esp.,  food  for  beasts;  fodder; 
  pasture;  hay;  grain,  ground  or  whole;  as  the  best  feed 
  for  sheep. 
 
  2.  A  grazing  or  pasture  ground.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  An  allowance  of  provender  given  to  a  horse,  cow,  etc.;  a 
  meal;  as  a  feed  of  corn  or  oats. 
 
  4.  A  meal,  or  the  act  of  eating.  [R.] 
 
  For  such  pleasure  till  that  hour  At  feed  or  fountain 
  never  had  I  found  --Milton. 
 
  5.  The  water  supplied  to  steam  boilers. 
 
  6.  (Mach.) 
  a  The  motion,  or  act  of  carrying  forward  the  stuff  to 
  be  operated  upon  as  cloth  to  the  needle  in  a  sewing 
  machine;  or  of  producing  progressive  operation  upon 
  any  material  or  object  in  a  machine,  as  in  a  turning 
  lathe,  by  moving  the  cutting  tool  along  or  in  the 
  work 
  b  The  supply  of  material  to  a  machine,  as  water  to  a 
  steam  boiler,  coal  to  a  furnace,  or  grain  to  a  run  of 
  stones. 
  c  The  mechanism  by  which  the  action  of  feeding  is 
  produced;  a  feed  motion. 
 
  {Feed  bag},  a  nose  bag  containing  feed  for  a  horse  or  mule. 
 
 
  {Feed  cloth},  an  apron  for  leading  cotton,  wool,  or  other 
  fiber,  into  a  machine,  as  for  carding,  etc 
 
  {Feed  door},  a  door  to  a  furnace,  by  which  to  supply  coal. 
 
  {Feed  head}. 
  a  A  cistern  for  feeding  water  by  gravity  to  a  steam 
  boiler. 
  b  (Founding)  An  excess  of  metal  above  a  mold,  which 
  serves  to  render  the  casting  more  compact  by  its 
  pressure;  --  also  called  a  {riser},  {deadhead},  or 
  simply  {feed}  or  {head}  --Knight. 
 
  {Feed  heater}. 
  a  (Steam  Engine)  A  vessel  in  which  the  feed  water  for 
  the  boiler  is  heated,  usually  by  exhaust  steam. 
  b  A  boiler  or  kettle  in  which  is  heated  food  for  stock. 
 
 
  {Feed  motion},  or  {Feed  gear}  (Mach.),  the  train  of  mechanism 
  that  gives  motion  to  the  part  that  directly  produces  the 
  feed  in  a  machine. 
 
  {Feed  pipe},  a  pipe  for  supplying  the  boiler  of  a  steam 
  engine,  etc.,  with  water. 
 
  {Feed  pump},  a  force  pump  for  supplying  water  to  a  steam 
  boiler,  etc 
 
  {Feed  regulator},  a  device  for  graduating  the  operation  of  a 
  feeder.  --Knight. 
 
  {Feed  screw},  in  lathes,  a  long  screw  employed  to  impart  a 
  regular  motion  to  a  tool  rest  or  tool,  or  to  the  work 
 
  {Feed  water},  water  supplied  to  a  steam  boiler,  etc 
 
  {Feed  wheel}  (Mach.),  a  kind  of  feeder.  See  {Feeder},  n.,  8. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Feed  \Feed\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Feeding}.]  [AS.  f?dan,  fr  f?da  food;  akin  to  C?.  f?dian, 
  OFries  f?da,  f?da,  D.  voeden  OHG.  fuottan  Icel.  f[ae]?a, 
  Sw  f["o]da,  Dan.  f["o]de.  ?  75.  See  {Food}.] 
  1.  To  give  food  to  to  supply  with  nourishment;  to  satisfy 
  the  physical  huger  of 
 
  If  thine  enemy  hunger,  feed  him  --Rom.  xii. 
  20. 
 
  Unreasonable  reatures  feed  their  young.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  satisfy;  grafity  or  minister  to  as  any  sense  talent, 
  taste,  or  desire. 
 
  I  will  feed  fat  the  ancient  grudge  I  bear  him 
  --Shak. 
 
  Feeding  him  with  the  hope  of  liberty.  --Knolles. 
 
  3.  To  fill  the  wants  of  to  supply  with  that  which  is  used  or 
  wasted;  as  springs  feed  ponds;  the  hopper  feeds  the  mill; 
  to  feed  a  furnace  with  coal. 
 
  4.  To  nourish,  in  a  general  sense  to  foster,  strengthen, 
  develop,  and  guard. 
 
  Thou  shalt  feed  people  Israel.  --2  Sam.  v.  2. 
 
  Mightiest  powers  by  deepest  calms  are  feed.  --B. 
  Cornwall. 
 
  5.  To  graze;  to  cause  to  be  cropped  by  feeding,  as  herbage  by 
  cattle;  as  if  grain  is  too  forward  in  autumn,  feed  it 
  with  sheep. 
 
  Once  in  three  years  feed  your  mowing  lands. 
  --Mortimer. 
 
  6.  To  give  for  food,  especially  to  animals;  to  furnish  for 
  consumption;  as  to  feed  out  turnips  to  the  cows;  to  feed 
  water  to  a  steam  boiler. 
 
  7.  (Mach.) 
  a  To  supply  (the  material  to  be  operated  upon)  to  a 
  machine;  as  to  feed  paper  to  a  printing  press. 
  b  To  produce  progressive  operation  upon  or  with  (as  in 
  wood  and  metal  working  machines,  so  that  the  work 
  moves  to  the  cutting  tool,  or  the  tool  to  the  work). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Feed  \Feed\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  take  food;  to  eat. 
 
  Her  kid  .  .  .  which  I  afterwards  killed  because  it 
  would  not  feed.  --De  Foe. 
 
  2.  To  subject  by  eating;  to  satisfy  the  appetite;  to  feed 
  one's  self  (upon  something);  to  prey;  --  with  on  or  upon 
 
  Leaving  thy  trunk  for  crows  to  feed  upon  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  be  nourished,  strengthened,  or  satisfied,  as  if  by 
  food.  ``He  feeds  upon  the  cooling  shade.''  --Spenser. 
 
  4.  To  place  cattle  to  feed;  to  pasture;  to  graze. 
 
  If  a  man  .  .  .  shall  put  in  his  beast,  and  shall 
  feed  in  another  man's  field.  --Ex.  xxii.  5. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  feed 
  n  :  food  for  domestic  livestock  [syn:  {provender}] 
  v  1:  provide  as  food;  "Feed  the  guests  the  nuts" 
  2:  give  food  to  "Feed  the  starving  children  in  India";  "don't 
  give  the  child  this  tough  meat"  [syn:  {grub},  {give}] 
  [ant:  {starve}] 
  3:  feed  into  supply;  "Her  success  feeds  her  vanity" 
  4:  introduce  continuously;  as  into  a  a  machine  or  processor: 
  "feed  carrots  into  a  food  processor"  [syn:  {feed  in}] 
  5:  support  or  promote;  "His  admiration  fed  her  vanity" 
  6:  take  in  food;  used  of  animals  only:  "This  dog  doesn't  eat 
  certain  kinds  of  meat";  "What  do  whales  eat?"  [syn:  {eat}] 
  7:  serve  as  food  for  be  the  food  for  "This  dish  feeds  six" 
  8:  profit  from  in  an  exploitatory  manner;  "He  feeds  on  her 
  insecurity"  [syn:  {prey}] 
  9:  gratify;  "feed  one's  eye  on  a  gorgeous  view"  [syn:  {feast}] 
  10:  provide  with  fertilizers  or  add  nutrients  to  in  agriculture 
  and  gardening;  "We  shoudl  fertilize  soil  if  we  want  to 
  grow  healthy  plants"  [syn:  {fertilize}] 




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