—foodless, adj. —foodlessness, n./foohd/, n.1. any nourishing substance that is eaten, drunk, or otherwise taken into the body to sustain life, provide energy, promote growth, etc.2. more or less solid nourishment, as distinguished from liquids.3. a particular kind of solid nourishment: a breakfast food; dog food.4. whatever supplies nourishment to organisms: plant food.5. anything serving for consumption or use: food for thought.[bef. 1000; ME fode, OE foda; cf. OE fedan, Goth fodjan to FEED; cf. FODDER1, FOSTER]Syn. 1. nutriment, aliment, bread, sustenance, victuals; meat, viands; diet, menu. FOOD, FARE, PROVISIONS, RATION(S) all refer to nutriment. FOOD is the general word: Breakfast foods have become very popular. Many animals prefer grass as food. FARE refers to the whole range of foods that may nourish a person or animal: an extensive bill of fare; The fare of some animals is limited in range. PROVISIONS is applied to a store or stock of necessary things, esp. food, prepared beforehand: provisions for a journey. RATION implies an allotment or allowance of provisions: a daily ration for each man of a company. RATIONS often means food in general: to be on short rations.
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* * *material consisting essentially of protein, carbohydrate, and fat used in the body of an organism to sustain growth, repair, and vital processes and to furnish energy.Food is treated in a number of articles. For a description of the processes of absorption and utilization of food, see nutrition; nutrition, human; digestion; and digestive system, human. For information on the methods used to prepare raw foods for cooking, consumption, or storage, see food preservation.
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food — W1S1 [fu:d] n [: Old English; Origin: foda] 1.) [U and C] things that people and animals eat, such as vegetables or meat ▪ The restaurant serves good food at affordable prices. ▪ Try not to eat too much spicy food . ▪ I love Italian food ,… … Dictionary of contemporary English
Food — Food, Inc. Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Food, Inc. Título Ficha técnica Dirección Robert Kenner Producción Robert Kenner Richard Pearce Editor … Wikipedia Español
food — 1 Food, feed, victuals, viands, provisions, comestibles, provender, fodder, forage are comparable when meaning things that are edible for human beings or animals. Food is the most general of these terms and is typically applicable to all… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
Food — Food, n. [OE. fode, AS. f[=o]da; akin to Icel. f[ae][eth]a, f[ae][eth]i, Sw. f[ o]da, Dan. & LG. f[ o]de, OHG. fatunga, Gr. patei^sthai to eat, and perh. to Skr. p[=a] to protect, L. pascere to feed, pasture, pabulum food, E. pasture. [root]75.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
food — UK US /fuːd/ noun ► [U] something that people eat to keep them alive: »The country has become a huge importer of raw materials such as cotton, steel, and food products. »The problem is that many small companies don t register their products as… … Financial and business terms
food — [ fud ] noun *** uncount the things that people or animals eat: The prices of food and clothing have risen dramatically in recent years. All the food is cooked and served by volunteers. Doctors stress the importance of eating good fresh food. a.… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
food — [fo͞od] n. [ME fode < OE foda < IE pāt , to feed, eat < base * pā , to pasture cattle > L pastor, pabulum, pascere, to feed, panis, bread] 1. any substance taken into and assimilated by a plant or animal to keep it alive and enable it … English World dictionary
food — (n.) O.E. foda food, nourishment; fuel, also figurative, from P.Gmc. *fodon (Cf. Goth. fodeins), from Germanic root *fod , equivalent of PIE *pa to tend, keep, pasture, to protect, to guard, to feed (Cf. Gk. pateisthai to feed; L. pabulum food,… … Etymology dictionary
food — food; food·less; food·ie; food·lessness; … English syllables
Food — Food, v. t. To supply with food. [Obs.] Baret. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
food — ► NOUN ▪ any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink or that plants absorb to maintain life and growth. ● food for thought Cf. ↑food for thought ORIGIN Old English, related to FODDER(Cf. ↑fodder) … English terms dictionary