• WordNet 3.6
    • v aliment give nourishment to
    • n aliment a source of materials to nourish the body
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Aliment An allowance for maintenance.
    • Aliment That which nourishes; food; nutriment; anything which feeds or adds to a substance in natural growth. Hence: The necessaries of life generally: sustenance; means of support. "Aliments of their sloth and weakness."
    • Aliment To nourish; to support.
    • Aliment To provide for the maintenance of.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aliment That which nourishes or sustains; food; nutriment; sustenance; support, whether literal or figurative.
    • n aliment In Scots law, the sum paid for support to any one entitled to claim it, as the dole given to a pauper by his parish.
    • aliment To furnish with means of sustenance; purvey to; support: generally in a figurative sense: as, to aliment a person's vanity.
    • aliment In Scots law, to maintain or support, as a person unable to support himself: used especially of the support of children by parents, or of parents by children.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Aliment al′i-ment nourishment: food: provision for maintenance, alimony: support
    • v.t Aliment to support, sustain: make provision for the maintenance of
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. alimentum, fr. alere, to nourish; akin to Goth. alan, to grow, Icel. ala, to nourish: cf. F. aliment,. See Old


In literature:

Cook found no traces of aliment in the stomachs of those shot by his party.
"Heads and Tales" by Various
Treatment should be directed toward maintaining warmth and proper alimentation.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
He died like a lamp which ceases to burn for want of aliment.
"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous
This divergence is shown, first, in the method of alimentation.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
Thus it must be the peculiar object of inquiry whether the fertile workers get that aliment while worms.
"New observations on the natural history of bees" by Francis Huber
The reason can only be satisfied with an aliment consubstantial with itself.
"The Religious Sentiment" by Daniel G. Brinton
Neither tea nor coffee answers for all temperaments and all occasions as nervous aliments.
"The Galaxy" by Various
I now fear nothing in the future, so far as health and disease are concerned, so much as excessive alimentation.
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
In the stomach of the dog that had used his muscles in chasing game, the aliment remained nearly unaltered.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
The pure Alimentive and the alimentively-inclined should learn their normal weight and then keep within it if they desire long lives.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
For all these children public alimentation and clothing also would be a godsend.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
Like the respiration, the alimentation ought to be watched by the singer.
"The Voice" by Frank E. Miller
The aliment becomes almost wholly vegetable.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" by Robert Gordon Latham
I had found a new source of unthought of reveries, that would supply my enraptured hours with aliment according to my wishes.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume III" by Various
Of the rare plants and flowers, hundreds, of course, died; indeed, none but those of hardy nature could survive this stinted aliment.
"That Boy Of Norcott's" by Charles James Lever
For combinations, see Alimentiveness large: p. 87.
"The Illustrated Self-Instructor in Phrenology and Physiology" by O. S. Fowler
Lest we should contract habits too exclusively carnivorous, we resolved to introduce the vegetable kingdom into our quotidian alimentation.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 2 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
Growth and development also follow the absorption and fixation of aliment by an osmotic production.
"The Mechanism of Life" by Stéphane Leduc
Very often a simple aliment is made indigestible by artificial cookery.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
Like man, they tire of any constant aliment.
"Domestic Animals" by Richard L. Allen

In poetry:

Amongst the various fish that swim the sea,
Beasts of the wood, or reptiles of the earth,
God never made a single mouth, but He
Prepar'd its aliment before its birth :
"A Grace, Before Supper" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Hermes aliment usually advertise a avant-garde ambit of equipment.
The chief executive of Alimentation Couche -Tard got into a testy exchange with some shareholders at its annual meeting Friday over the convenience store giant's anti-unionization stance.
Valero Energy's retail business may be too big for Alimentation Couche -Tard to acquire unless it is broken up into smaller pieces, says an industry analyst.
Alimentation Couche -Tard Inc.'s $2.8-billion takeover of Scandinavian convenience store operator Statoil Fuel and Retail ASA has taken a bite out first-quarter profit.
New York City Alimentation Couche -Tard has given up its months-long battle to acquire Casey's General Stores.
Ankeny, Iowa Casey's General Stores said Tuesday that it sent a letter to Alimentation Couche -Tard maintaining that the Canadian c-store giant's takeover offer is too low, according to a report by the Associated Press.
Laval, Quebec, Canada Alimentation Couche -Tard reported Tuesday record net income of $129.5 million for its fiscal first quarter, up 42.2% over last year's period earnings of $91.1 million.
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc will divest about 75 of its Circle K stores in the coming months.
MONTREAL — The Salon International de l'Alimentation Canada, better known as SIAL Canada, will be home to the preliminary judging for this year's SIAL d'Or competition when the international food-product show takes place here next month.
Many common aliments that Dr Merrell says he sees are caused by stress, fatigue and poor nutrition.
More Statoil shareholders accept Alimentation Couche-Tard's tender offer as of Tuesday.
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc has increased its offer for Casey's General Stores Inc to $36.75 per share in an effort to persuade shareholders to back its takeover.
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.'s $2.8-billion takeover of Scandinavian convenience store operator Statoil Fuel and Retail ASA has taken a bite out first-quarter profit.
Following an unsolicited proposal from Alimentation Couche-Tard, Casey's General Stores stock grew 20.7% to $38.10 in premarket trading Monday after the company unanimously rejected the offer, The Street reported.