fodder

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v fodder give fodder (to domesticated animals)
    • n fodder coarse food (especially for livestock) composed of entire plants or the leaves and stalks of a cereal crop
    • n fodder soldiers who are regarded as expendable in the face of artillery fire
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fodder fŏd"dẽr A weight by which lead and some other metals were formerly sold, in England, varying from 191/2 to 24 cwt.; a fother.
    • n Fodder fŏd"dẽr That which is fed out to cattle horses, and sheep, as hay, cornstalks, vegetables, etc.
    • v. t Fodder fŏd"dẽr To feed, as cattle, with dry food or cut grass, etc.; to furnish with hay, straw, oats, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fodder Food for cattle, horses, and sheep, as hay, straw, and other kinds of vegetables. The word is usually confined to food that grows above ground and is fed in bulk.
    • n fodder Synonyms See feed, n.
    • fodder To feed with dry food or cut grass, etc.; supply with hay, straw, etc.: as, farmers fodder their cattle twice or thrice in a day.
    • fodder To graze, as cattle.
    • n fodder A variant of fother.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fodder fod′ėr food for cattle, as hay and straw
    • v.t Fodder to supply with fodder
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. fōdder, fōddor, fodder (also sheath case), fr. fōda, food; akin to D. voeder, OHG. fuotar, G. futter, Icel. fōðr, Sw. & Dan. foder,. √75. See Food and cf. Forage Fur

Usage

In literature:

We took with us provisions and fodder for two days.
"Six Months at the Cape" by R.M. Ballantyne
Some went to the fields and cut grain for fodder.
"In the Track of the Troops" by R.M. Ballantyne
You will have noticed that virtue in me by the time the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock, to quote the Hoosier Theocritus.
"Blacksheep! Blacksheep!" by Meredith Nicholson
These, as they went before, had burnt all the fodder, and whatever else might have been of use to Cyrus.
"The First Four Books of Xenophon's Anabasis" by Xenophon
He cut a week's fodder for the beasts, and left all things in their places, and then, as the day darkened, prepared to go.
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
Corn fodder has substance, and pound for pound contains about two-thirds as much nutriment as hay.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 3, January 19, 1884." by Various
Two jack rabbits perched on the tracks above the fodder lot of Minister Graves lifted their long ears and listened.
"Tess of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
Violetta an' Rosalinda are pulling fodder and mother is ploughing for wheat.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Fodder is very scarce upon this track, and many animals have to die of starvation.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
That's just for fodder.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
With all the good will in the world, I can't feed them, for I have no fodder.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
He came for mother and all of us, and he's taken old John and the cows to save us so much foddering.
"Stories by American Authors (Volume 4)" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
I have brung ye more fodder, an' I judge you'll git along all right.
"Frank Merriwell Down South" by Burt L. Standish
They're too near th' fodder.
"Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War" by Finley Peter Dunne
The girls milked the cows, and gave fresh fodder to all.
"The Land of the Long Night" by Paul du Chaillu
CULTURE OF GRASSES FOR FODDER.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
You jest come over and pull fodder for me, and the book is yours.
"The Story of Young Abraham Lincoln" by Wayne Whipple
A ladder stood in one corner, leading up through a trap door to the fodder loft above.
"Boy Scouts Mysterious Signal" by G. Harvey Ralphson
Yes'm, I seen em come out after the fodder and the corn.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
Nice fodder for a loyal alumnus eleven hundred and then some miles from home, isn't it?
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
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In poetry:

In the house of Fargal More,
And by Fargal's ash-strewn fire,
When Downal had herded the kine in the waste,
And had foddered them all in the byre;
"The Ballad Of Downal Baun" by Padraic Colum
The Inn-master within the Inn
Called loudly out after this sort,
"Draw no more water, cease the din,
Pile the loose fodder, and begin
To turn the mules out of the court.
"A Legend Of Christ's Nativity" by Duncan Campbell Scott
The work of love, or charity is show'd,
When man or beasts from certain death restrain'd —
When beasts are fodder'd with sufficient food,
And when the poor and needy are maintain'd.
"Concerning The Sabbath" by Rees Prichard
Ther's chimleys an factrys i' ivvery nook nah,
But ther's varry few left 'at con fodder a caah;
An ther's telegraff poles all o'th' edge o'th' highways,
Whear grew bonny green trees i' thi gronfayther's days.
"Gronfayther's Days" by John Hartley
Ther's chimleys an' factrys i' ivery nook nah,
But ther's varry few left 'at con fodder a caah;
An' ther's telegraff poles all o'th' edge o'th' highways,
Whear grew bonny green trees i' thi gronfayther's days.
"To The Grandson" by John Hartley
The clover was in blossom, an' the year was at the June,
When Flap-jack Billy hit the town, likewise O'Flynn's saloon.
The frost was on the fodder an' the wind was growin' keen,
When Billy got to seein' snakes in Sullivan's shebeen.
"The Cow-Juice Cure" by Robert W Service

In news:

Fodder for Congressional cooperation .
The Texas Rangers' historic fan season this year is the perfect fodder for comparisons.
Most people may be familiar with Torrei Hart as Kevin Hart's ex-wife , their divorce has been fodder for blogs as divorce settlement and child support papers have become public.
DEAR ABBY Single guy's dating game is fodder for office gossip.
Single guy's dating game is fodder for office gossip.
A study out today on how much a privatized Medicare system might cost recipients has already become fodder for the presidential campaigns.
Dear Abby Single guy's dating game is fodder for office gossip.
Dates fodder for office gossip.
Foods are fodder for 10-mile benefit ride.
Single guy's dating is fodder for office gossip.
Straight from the farmers market, fresh sandwich fodder .
Apple's Art Becomes Museum Fodder .
Mitt Romney's tax rate as DNC fodder — Fast Fact Check.
Signs in the store warn shoppers they're being watched — and may become blog fodder.
Most people may be familiar with Torrei Hart as Kevin Hart 's ex-wife, their divorce has been fodder for blogs as divorce settlement and child support papers have become public.
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In science:

This is surprising because these galactic collisions should be very effective at segregating dark and baryonic matter: the rotating gas disks of galaxies that provide the fodder for tidal tails and the TDGs that form within them initially have nearly circular, coplanar orbits.
Challenges for Lambda-CDM and MOND
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