To give food to; to supply with nourishment; to satisfy
the physical huger of.
To satisfy; grafity or minister to, as any sense, talent,
taste, or desire.
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.
To nourish, in a general sense; to foster, strengthen,
develop, and guard.
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.
To give for food, especially to animals; to furnish for
consumption; as, to feed out turnips to the cows; to feed water to a
To supply (the material to be operated upon) to a machine;
as, to feed paper to a printing press.
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).
To take food; to eat.
To subject by eating; to satisfy the appetite; to feed
one's self (upon something); to prey; -- with on or upon.
To be nourished, strengthened, or satisfied, as if by
To place cattle to feed; to pasture; to graze.
That which is eaten; esp., food for beasts; fodder; pasture;
hay; grain, ground or whole; as, the best feed for sheep.
A grazing or pasture ground.
An allowance of provender given to a horse, cow, etc.; a
meal; as, a feed of corn or oats.
A meal, or the act of eating.
The water supplied to steam boilers.
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 supply of material to a machine, as water to a steam
boiler, coal to a furnace, or grain to a run of stones.
The mechanism by which the action of feeding is produced; a