Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
FEED may refer to:
- FEED Projects, an international hunger-fighting charity
- Foundation for European Economic Development, a charity formed in November 1990 under the auspices of European Association for Evolutionary and Political Economy
- Front-End Engineering Design , a process for conceptual development of processing industry projects
Feed is a 2005 Australian crime- horror film directed by Brett Leonard. The plot involves a police investigation of the sexual fetish of feederism, where the 'feeder' will feed 'gainers' (a man/woman who gets sexual pleasure from eating and fattening up). The film explores themes of dominance, submission, love, and power. The case within the film bears many similarities to that of Armin Meiwes, the so-called " Rotenburg Cannibal".
Feed (Anderson novel)
Feed (2002) is a young adult dystopian novel of the cyberpunk subgenre written by M. T. Anderson. The novel focuses on issues such as corporate power, consumerism, information technology, data mining, and environmental decay, with a sometimes sardonic, sometimes somber tone. From the first-person perspective of a teenager, the novel presents a near-futuristic American culture completely dominated by advertising and corporate exploitation, corresponding to the enormous popularity of internetworking brain implants.
Feed (Grant novel)
Feed is the first book in the Newsflesh series of science fiction/ horror novels written by Seanan McGuire under the pen name Mira Grant and published by Orbit Books in 2010. Set during the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse and written from the perspective of blog journalist Georgia Mason, Feed follows Georgia and her news team as they follow the presidential campaign of Republican senator Peter Ryman. A series of deadly incidents leads Georgia and her brother Shaun to discover efforts to undermine the campaign, linked to a larger conspiracy involving the undead.
McGuire's interests in horror movies and virology inspired her to write the book, but she struggled with the plot until a friend suggested using an election as a framing device. The novel has been praised for its detailed worldbuilding, including the characters' awareness of previous zombie fiction—an element McGuire had found lacking in most horror works. Feed came second in the 2011 Hugo Award for Best Novel category. Deadline is the second book in the Newsflesh series. Just before the third installment, Blackout (May 22, 2012), was published, McGuire released an alternate ending to Feed.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Feed \Feed\, n.
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. [R.]
For such pleasure till that hour At feed or fountain never had I found.
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 work.
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 feed motion. Feed bag, a nose bag containing feed for a horse or mule. Feed cloth, an apron for leading cotton, wool, or other fiber, into a machine, as for carding, etc. Feed door, a door to a furnace, by which to supply coal. Feed head.
A cistern for feeding water by gravity to a steam boiler.
(Steam Engine) A vessel in which the feed water for the boiler is heated, usually by exhaust steam.
A boiler or kettle in which is heated food for stock.
Feed motion, or Feed gear (Mach.), the train of mechanism that gives motion to the part that directly produces the feed in a machine.
Feed pipe, a pipe for supplying the boiler of a steam engine, etc., with water.
Feed pump, a force pump for supplying water to a steam boiler, etc.
Feed regulator, a device for graduating the operation of a feeder.
Feed screw, in lathes, a long screw employed to impart a regular motion to a tool rest or tool, or to the work.
Feed water, water supplied to a steam boiler, etc.
Feed wheel (Mach.), a kind of feeder. See Feeder, n., 8.
Etymology 1 n. 1 (context uncountable English) food given to (especially herbivorous) animals. 2 Something supply continuously. 3 The part of a machine that supplies the material to be operated upon. 4 (context countable English) A gathering to eat, especially in quantity 5 (context Internet English) Encapsulated online content, such as news or a blog, that can be subscribed to. vb. 1 (lb en transitive) To give (someone or something) food to eat. 2 (lb en intransitive) To eat (qualifier: usually of animals). 3 (lb en transitive) To give (someone or something) to (someone or something else) as food. 4 (lb en transitive) To give to a machine to be processed. 5 (lb en figurative) To satisfy, gratify, or minister to (a sense, taste, desire, etc.). 6 To supply with something. 7 To graze; to cause to be cropped by feeding, as herbage by cattle. 8 (lb en sports transitive) To pass to. Etymology 2
vb. (en-past of: fee)
v. provide as food; "Feed the guests the nuts"
feed into; supply; "Her success feeds her vanity"
introduce continuously; "feed carrots into a food processor" [syn: feed in]
support or promote; "His admiration fed her vanity"
take in food; used of animals only; "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?" [syn: eat]
serve as food for; be the food for; "This dish feeds six"
profit from in an exploitatory manner; "He feeds on her insecurity" [syn: prey]
gratify; "feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view" [syn: feast]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English fedan "nourish, give food to, sustain, foster" (transitive), from Proto-Germanic *fodjan (cognates: Old Saxon fodjan, Old Frisian feda, Dutch voeden, Old High German fuotan, Old Norse foeða, Gothic fodjan "to feed"), from PIE root *pa- "to protect, feed" (see food). Intransitive sense "take food, eat" is from late 14c. Meaning "to supply to as food" is from 1818.
"action of feeding," 1570s, from feed (v.). Meaning "food for animals" is first attested 1580s. Meaning "a sumptuous meal" is from 1808. Of machinery, "action of or system for providing raw material" from 1892.
Usage examples of "feed".
A plant of Drosera, with the edges of its leaves curled inwards, so as to form a temporary stomach, with the glands of the closely inflected tentacles pouring forth their acid secretion, which dissolves animal matter, afterwards to be absorbed, may be said to feed like an animal.
I managed to calm a little, and Aethylla had fed Achates once more, I noticed that it was a wonderfully clear morning.
Two, you take me to Ty and feed me Adeem on a plate with mashed potatoes and I let you live.
I had bought them dresses and linen in abundance, they were well lodged and well fed, I took them to the theatre and to the country, and the consequence was they all adored me, and seemed to think that this manner of living would go on for ever.
And another theory on Smith is he feeds on the female adulation in one part of his lifeand revels in it.
It came out of nowhere, fed on whispers, and took the innocent and the guilty alike into agonizing darkness.
Trade was hampered by widespread piracy, agriculture was so inefficient that the population was never fed adequately, the name exchequer emerged to describe the royal treasury because the officials were so deficient in arithmetic they were forced to use a chequered cloth as a kind of abacus when making calculations.
With a deer rib bone whose end she had hollowed out to make a small depression, she fed him the agrimony concentration in small sips sometime near midnight.
They saw every one round them sharing the same lot, enduring the same hardships, feeding on the same aliments, arrayed in the same rude garments.
He opened and cleaned the wounds with something that felt like a wire brush, stitched them up neatly, covered them all with aluminium foil and bandage, fed me a variety of pills then, for good measure, jabbed me a couple of times with a hypodermic syringe.
I occasionally tried standing up, stretching, swivelling like Olympic atheletes do after gulping their anabolic steroids before track events, but you get fed up with fitness so I sat down again.
Henpecked Ho I shoveled the largest pieces of the Ancestress into a wheelbarrow and trundled them to the kennels and fed them to the dogs.
The pheasant, partridge too, I believe, has the habit of feeding on mountain laurel which produces high levels of the poison andromedotoxin in its flesh.
Even when you do mow it, the dandelion roots are still there and ready to do the whole thing all over again --examples of the kind of angiosperm that evolved to survive heavy low feeding.
Six billion mouths to feed on a world with shrinking arable land and resources.