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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Feeding  \Feed"ing\,  n. 
  1.  the  act  of  eating,  or  of  supplying  with  food;  the  process 
  of  fattening. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  eaten;  food. 
 
  3.  That  which  furnishes  or  affords  food,  especially  for 
  animals;  pasture  land. 
 
  {Feeding  bottle}.  See  under  {Bottle}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  feeding 
  n  1:  the  act  of  consuming  food  [syn:  {eating}] 
  2:  the  act  of  supplying  food  and  nourishment  [syn:  {nourishing}, 
  {alimentation}] 




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