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Someone who consumes food for nourishment
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Alternative clues for the word feeder
Branch railroad, e.g.
Bird seed holder
Starfish or sea cucumber, e.g.
Holder of birdseed
The Missouri, to the Mississippi
A branch that flows into the main stream
An animal being fattened or suitable for fattening
Word definitions for feeder in dictionaries
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES feeder school COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ NOUN bird ▪ They bought six hanging baskets, three bird feeders , three wind chimes, plus the chains and hooks. EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ Glassfish are not suitable for a community...
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Feeder \Feed"er\, n. One who, or that which, gives food or supplies nourishment; steward. A couple of friends, his chaplain and feeder. --Goldsmith. One who furnishes incentives; an encourager. ``The feeder of my riots.'' --Shak. One who eats...
Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 That which feeds. 2 That which is used to feed. 3 A tributary stream, especially of a canal. 4 A branch line of a railway 5 A transmission line that feeds the electricity for an electricity substation, or for a transmitter. 6 (context baseball slang...
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 15c., "one who feeds (an animal);" 1560s, "one who eats;" agent noun from feed (v.). As a mechanical apparatus for conveying materials, from 1660s. Of cattle and streams, by 1790s; of roads and railroads, by 1850s.
Word definitions in WordNet
n. an animal being fattened or suitable for fattening someone who consumes food for nourishment [syn: eater ] a branch that flows into the main stream [syn: tributary , affluent ] [ant: distributary ] a machine that automatically provides a supply of some...
Word definitions in Wikipedia
Feeder are a Welsh rock band formed in Newport , Wales . They have released eight studio albums, three compilations, two EPs, and 34 singles. They have spent a total of 180 weeks on the singles and albums charts combined as of 2012, and have accumulated...
Usage examples of feeder.
The feeder collapsed in a heap and melted into the earth in a black stain.
She fought on, striking out wildly, destroying any feeder who would look at her, forcing some to cringe away as she wheeled on them, thrashing against those who tried to crawl over her.
Movement stirred in the corner as Eater entered, with a rasping hiss of scales and fur, of uncoiling neck and unfolding feeder arms.
At its back, Eater edged into the room, beamer in one of its feeder hands.
Deathstalker closed one, feeder hand in agreement, not trusting itself to speak.
Deathstalker reached out with one feeder hand and pried open the covering of one optic organ.
Its head darted forward, golden eyes ablaze, and the black and gnarled branches of its feeder arms, the four small arms growing from the sides of its head, reached out to grab him and drag him toward those teeth.
Flaps were open- ing and closing fitfully behind the base of the feeder arms, behind the jaws, and he wondered if it was breathing through those instead of its mouth.
Joe spent about an hour chopping weeds in the long unused Roybal ditch, and then, after digging a small feeder trench from Indian Creek into the ditch, he opened the Roybal ditch head-gate at the other end so water could flow onto that fallow land.
They marched up the tree trunk, out onto the limb, down the plastic wire attached to the inverted feeder jar, and then, like lemmings, they ate their way up the narrow glass spout, became stuck in the sugarwater sticki-ness, and drowned.
Three days after Herbie first dangled the feeder from a limb, only a few tiny red drops remained inside the jar--the rest of the feeder was crammed full of well-fed dead ants.
After a few moments of this, the junior executive backed off and the hustler claimed the feeder as his own.
The route they followed up the feeder river gradually turned northwest.
It was only hilly on the other side, and they rode beside the feeder until they reached the Great Mother again, then continued west.
And if the balance was not righted, soon the feeders would be everywhere.