feeding

Definitions

  • Two girls lean out of a window to feed birds
    Two girls lean out of a window to feed birds
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n feeding the act of consuming food
    • n feeding the act of supplying food and nourishment
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A boy feeds a cherry to another boy A boy feeds a cherry to another boy
The boy feeds his dog scraps from his plate The boy feeds his dog scraps from his plate
Two girls feed nuts to a squirrel Two girls feed nuts to a squirrel
FEEDING TIME OF THE PIGEONS, FOWLS, AND TURKEYS FEEDING TIME OF THE PIGEONS, FOWLS, AND TURKEYS
FEEDING FIVE THOUSAND FEEDING FIVE THOUSAND
BROWN PELICANS IN FLORIDA The Pelicans nest in colonies, and the young feed from the parents' throats. Range: Gulf coast of U. S. and southward. Habitat Group in The American Museum of Natural History BROWN PELICANS IN FLORIDA The Pelicans nest in colonies, and the young feed from the parents' throats. Range: Gulf...
Baby feeding birds Baby feeding birds
We cannot feed our chldren any longer We cannot feed our chldren any longer

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A lion feeds once every three to four days
    • Feeding That which furnishes or affords food, especially for animals; pasture land.
    • Feeding That which is eaten; food.
    • Feeding the act of eating, or of supplying with food; the process of fattening.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The only sound Seahorses make is a small clicking or popping sound during feeding or courtship
    • n feeding The act of taking or giving food; the act of eating or of giving to eat.
    • n feeding That which is eaten.
    • n feeding That which furnishes food, especially for animals; pasture-land.
    • n feeding In printing (press-work), the placing of separate sheets of paper in position, so that they can be printed or ruled by a printing- or a ruling-machine. Also called, in England, laying-on.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: To produce a dozen eggs, a hen has to eat about four pounds of feed
    • Feeding act of eating: that which is eaten: pasture: the placing of the sheets of paper in position for a printing or ruling machine
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Quotations

  • Thomas Szasz
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    “The proverb warns; Don't bite the hand that feeds you. But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself.”
  • Ogden Nash
    Ogden%20Nash
    “I think remorse ought to stop biting the consciences that feed it.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Feed your faith and doubt will starve to death”
  • Edward M. Forster
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    “Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.”
  • Herman Melville
    Herman%20Melville
    “Faith, like a jackal, feeds among the tombs, and even from these dead doubts she gathers her most vital hope.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “Some men are so lazy they won't even feed themselves.”

Idioms

Don't bite the hand that feeds - When someone says this to you, they are trying to tell you not to act against those on whom you depend.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fédan, to feed.

Usage

In literature:

He was feeding a youngster somewhere among the snags.
"Birds of the Rockies" by Leander Sylvester Keyser
Also, a coarse sea-blubber, on which turtles are said to feed.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The old ones abstained from feeding him almost entirely, no doubt to encourage his exit.
"Bird Stories from Burroughs" by John Burroughs
Carefully observe the colour, size, and shape of the insect, and note the plant on which it is feeding and its manner of feeding.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Beggars breed, and rich men feed.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Dose, two tablespoonfuls once a day in feed.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
No weapon can reach him so long as you feed him.
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
That would be enough to feed all the people in the poorhouses and the hospitals.
"The Wonders of the Jungle, Book Two" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
Let us leave this ill-chosen denomination and ask ourselves what the Lampyris feeds upon.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
All that was necessary for them was to pass along the same roads or feed in the same pastures or ranges.
"Insects and Diseases" by Rennie W. Doane
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In poetry:

"The Otterbourne's a bonnie burn;
'Tis pleasant there to be;
But there is nought at Otterbourne,
To feed my men and me.
"Battle Of Otterbourne" by Anonymous British
'The Otterbourne's a bonnie burn;
'Tis pleasant there to be;
But there is nought at Otterbourne
To feed my men and me.
"The Battle Of Otterburn" by Anonymous British
Feed my lambs! the Saviour said,
Near two thousand years ago;
If we truly love the Lord,
By obedience, love we'll show.
"For The S.S. Concert" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
The rooster so politely stands
While waiting for his food,
But when I feed him, what a change!
He then is rough and rude.
"A Question" by Ellis Parker Butler
His flesh the incarnation bears,
From whence thy feeding flows;
His blood the satisfaction clear;
Thy Husband both bestows.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter I." by Ralph Erskine
Thou wouldst have said: "Go feed my poor,
The deed thou shalt not rue;
Wherever ye do my father's will
I always am with you."
"After An Old Legend" by George MacDonald

In news:

Feeding Hunger for 'The Hunger Games': Hollywood reporter Brooks Barnes reports on Lionsgate's new interactive marketing campaign for "The Hunger Games.".
Jim Hanson feeds his bison on a rainy spring morning at Swauk Prairie Bison near Cle Elum Thursday, March 31, 2011.
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If you figure each ham or turkey feeds about ten people, that's 5,000 meals.
Butterball 's Turkey, NC, facility began manufacturing turkey feed in mid-July.
For 12 hours a day in her cardboard shack, she would hunch over her sewing, earning just 200 shillings, or $2.50, to feed her four children.
Sports Mania and the Culture That Feeds It, by Dennis Perrin.
(AP) — As a record drought parches the nation's midsection, ranchers are turning to Minnesota for hay to feed their cattle.
As a record drought parches the nation's midsection, ranchers are turning to Minnesota for hay to feed their cattle.
Mike Hataway, Buzzard Billy's general manager, said the restaurant has transitioned from being perceived as a bar or Baylor hangout to being a family restaurant where kids feed the turtles and ducks off the back deck.
Legal issues affecting the feed and grain industry are discussed in Feed and Grains legal Q&A.
A shortage of feed, and the high cost of the feed that is available, is forcing producers to scramble for alternatives this year.
In the 1960s, Communist leader Ho Chi Minh told Vietnamese farmers to make their own fish ponds, using agricultural waste to feed their new fish and in turn feed their families.
Feed shrink can represent from 5 to 15 percent of the total feed cost on the dairy, and wet, as well as the more expensive, ingredients represent the greatest concern for farm managers.
History has shown that when feed prices are highest and the feed outlook is most uncertain, we also see some of the best selling opportunities in the milk market.
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In science:

Since galaxy alignment tends to follow the orientation of clusters and the filaments that feed them, Pimbblet (2005; and references therein) took advantage of this fact by computing the degree of galaxy angle anisotropy for a selected region of the sky.
Pulling out Threads from the Cosmic Tapestry: Defining Filaments of Galaxies
A phased-array feed at the focus confers a larger field-ofview (FOV) than a traditional single-feed receiver system, by sampling the electromagnetic field at the focus to form multiple beams.
The Large Adaptive Reflector concept
The ability to modify the beam pattern of an array feed is essential to the LAR concept to control the illumination of the reflector as the zenith angle changes.
The Large Adaptive Reflector concept
The Focal Point Apparatus (FPA) is the mechanism at the focus of the LAR reflector that is supported by the aerostat, and controls the pointing of the phased-array feed.
The Large Adaptive Reflector concept
The focal plane of each telescope will be populated by feed horns, each connected to a polarimeter.
Prototype finline-coupled TES bolometers for CLOVER
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