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a debt/food/housing etc crisis
▪ The failure of the crop this year will create a food crisis.
a department store/video store/food store etc chain
▪ Morgan was the owner of a computer store chain.
a food convoy (=taking food)
▪ Troops were sent to guard the food convoys.
a food crop
▪ The demand for ethanol has reduced the amount of corn grown as a food crop.
a food source
▪ Slugs attack potatoes in late summer, when other food sources are disappearing.
a food/medicine/clothes cupboardBritish English
▪ The medicine cupboard's in the bathroom.
a water/food/housing etc shortage
▪ The water shortage was reaching crisis proportions.
a water/food/milk etc container
an item of food/a food item
▪ Ice cream was probably her favourite item of food.
an item of food/a food item
▪ Ice cream was probably her favourite item of food.
baby clothes/food
cat food
▪ He bought some cans of cat food.
comfort food (=food that you eat to make you feel relaxed and happy)
▪ I find pasta and cheese is a great comfort food.
comfort food
contaminated food/blood/water supplies etc
▪ The infection was traced to contaminated food.
convenience food
▪ We eat too little fresh food, relying instead on convenience foods.
cook food
▪ The book also gives advice on healthy ways of cooking food.
devil's food cake
dog food
▪ a can of dog food
fast food
fish food (=for feeding fish)
▪ I sprinkled some fish food into the tank.
food additives
▪ permitted food additives
food aid
▪ The government launched an appeal for emergency food aid for 60,000 people.
food allergy
▪ a food allergy
food bank
food chain
▪ Pollution is affecting many creatures lower down the food chain.
food colouring
▪ green food colouring
food coupon
food court
food group
food hygiene
▪ a food hygiene training course
food miles
▪ Reducing food miles would reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
food poisoning
food preferences
▪ Very young children may have clear food preferences.
food processor
food safety (=how safe food is to eat)
▪ New food safety laws say that sandwiches for sale in shops must be kept refrigerated.
food stamp
food/alcohol/calorie etc intake
▪ Sickness may develop from inadequate fluid intake.
food/clothes/meat etc ration
▪ the weekly meat ration
▪ a coal ration of 4 kg a month
food/fashion/sports etc maven
▪ A food maven could also be called a gourmet.
food/glucose/lactose intolerance
food/oil/milk etc production
▪ agricultural production and distribution
fuel/clothes/food etc rationing
▪ News of bread rationing created panic buying.
functional food
health food
hot and cold food
▪ The bar serves hot and cold food.
house/food/oil etc prices
▪ A poor harvest led to higher food prices.
junk food
oil/coal/food imports
▪ The country is dependent on oil imports for almost all its basic energy needs.
organic food/vegetables etc
▪ Our restaurant uses only fresh organic vegetables.
▪ Many people think that organic food is better for health.
pet food
▪ cans of pet food
snack foods
snack foods like crisps and peanuts
solid food (=bread, meat etc)
▪ Is the baby eating solid food yet?
soul food
starchy foods
starchy foods
▪ Laura was toying with her food and looking increasingly bored.
wholesome food/fare/meal etc
▪ well-balanced wholesome meals
▪ This boom in fast food is providing strong competition for both staff restaurants and school meal services.
▪ Knutson frequently uses the slow cooker and oven for food pre tion instead of the microwave and fast foods.
▪ Go to fast food places at peak hours, when extra cooks and cashiers are working.
▪ Wendy's rejoined the fast food market in Great Britain after an absence of nearly six years.
▪ In 1993 more than 500 people fell ill and four died after eating hamburgers from the Jack-in-the-Box fast food chain.
▪ In an era of fast food, subsistence incomes don't make for a culinary culture.
▪ This is the first time a high street fast food chain has linked up with a theme park.
▪ The damp retreated down the walls, the gardens came back to life and there was fresh food in the kitchen.
▪ Those suggestions are ways to make fresh foods appealing to the eye and fun to eat.
▪ Even fresh food, if stored for long periods, will lose its vitamin content.
▪ Purified water. Fresh food and ice cream flown into combat zones: even pizzas.
▪ They still expected to get cheap baked beans, but would pay over the odds for high-quality fresh food.
▪ Buy fresh foods when they are in plentiful supply, that is, in season. 12.
▪ Should be ready Wednesday. Fresh food - not really obtainable locally.
▪ Sometimes the price advantage lies with fresh, unmodified food and sometimes with food processed in some way.
▪ Microwave combination ovens can successfully prime cook fresh and frozen foods and regenerate ready cooked dishes from chilled and frozen.
▪ It can also be used to cut frozen food, formica, perspex and plastic piping.
▪ Also, buying canned or frozen food rather than fresh food cuts down our vitamin intake by as much as 25-30 percent.
▪ Their range of frozen foods is supplemented with vitamins, and suitable for marine and freshwater tanks.
▪ Eat as much fresh produce as possible rather than relying on tinned, packed and frozen foods.
▪ As soon as your example is settled and feeding upon these live foods, it should be encouraged on to freeze-dried and frozen foods.
▪ Live food is the best diet for them although fresh or frozen meaty foods of small particle size can be substituted.
▪ And earlier this month he spent a night in a frozen food store.
▪ The Baldry Restaurant serves good food at a reasonable price and the Rowan Tree is good for vegetarian food.
▪ Cramond Inn A favourite resort for all who enjoy good food in picturesque surroundings.
▪ Amelia's must have the better food.
▪ There must be some good food round here somewhere.
▪ We were plied with the best food he could offer, drenched in expensive ghee.
▪ What is good for the food industry can be fatally bad for the health of the entire nation.
▪ When they did, they learned that they were good at buying food and merchandising it in their stores.
▪ They had microwave ovens where he was able to heat up a portion of hot food to eat in the car.
▪ Toucans sit in cages and aluminum pots steam with hot food, stewed beef and chicken or sausage and potatoes.
▪ Perhaps after the hot food in the evening?
▪ We delivered hot food, clothing, mail, and ammunition to them every day.
▪ Keep hot food and cold food cold.
▪ There are spice specialty stores, catalogs and magazines. Hot and spicy food shows are burning a path across the country.
▪ An application has been made to establish a hot food shop adjacent to the chip shop.
▪ So school becomes a sanctuary, a haven of stability, hot food and teachers who care.
▪ The organic food most commonly found in a delicatessen is cheese.
▪ The children ate organic foods from health food stores and from the garden at their home.
▪ April 1992: the first wholesale organic food market was opened in London.
▪ The secret of the remarkable production by plants of both oxygen and organic food substances is of course photosynthesis.
▪ This price gulf mirrors the problem with organic food: most shoppers are put off buying it because it's too expensive.
▪ Features / Force of nature / Organic food is good, and good for the environment.
▪ Spillers pet foods had a resilient first half despite the continuing pressure on pet food margins.
▪ Peter Brabeck, Nestle chief executive, has shown a preference for pet food over people food.
▪ Most of the beef exported ends up as hamburgers, pet food, processed meats and baby foods.
▪ Spending on pet food was up more than seven percent in 1991.
▪ Particularly popular with customers were the canned nuts, home remedies, pizzas, pasta, cereals and canned pet foods range.
▪ Save-a-Can banks accept all metal tins including drink, food and pet food cans.
▪ The deal would significantly boost Nestle's position in the pet food market.
▪ Only 100,000 tonnes of an estimated 500,000 tonnes of food aid required throughout the country had been distributed by early July.
▪ Mogadishu airport had not been used for relief supplies since June 1, when food aid had been stolen at gunpoint.
▪ The move comes after bandits stole half of the food aid sent to save starving millions in the devastated country.
Aid officials and provisional government spokespersons appealed for urgent medical and food aid.
▪ Some food aid is already going in.
▪ Objective: provision of food aid and emergency relief to developing countries.
▪ This statement is clearly true in the context of food aid.
▪ The content of baby food varies with the brand and the type of product.
▪ Fresh baby food sets kids up for eating high-fiber foods throughout childhood, too.
▪ Most of the beef exported ends up as hamburgers, pet food, processed meats and baby foods.
▪ Artificial additives such as colourings, sweeteners and flavour enhancers aren't permitted in baby foods.
▪ Manufacturers are reducing or removing sugars from baby foods, so go for those with no added sugar.
▪ There's no need to feel guilty if you do use baby foods but try not to rely on them.
▪ It is as thick as baby food and leaves a soft sediment on his top lip.
▪ There is a tendency to start on the second stage of commercially produced baby foods at this point.
▪ Indeed if you include our exports, we are the largest manufacturer of dried cat food in the country.
▪ The walls and ceilings were black, and the sole illumination was provided by black candles set in empty cat food cans.
▪ Most of them looked as if they had been moulded in empty cat food tins.
▪ She used to give them Pedigree Chum too, but it was mostly cat food.
▪ This is sold, alongside Omega cat food, through specialist outlets such as pet shops, garden centres and agricultural merchants.
▪ Marie bought loads of cat food before she left, so there's plenty for him.
▪ Our private label business in the supermarkets continues to grow with our cat food products selling extremely well in the major multiples.
▪ This predominance of cans is a correct impression of the country's cat food market.
▪ Caesium accumulates up the food chain from the soil through vegetation to contaminate meat.
▪ Its scientists next plan to assess whether potential contamination carried in air or the food chain could be affecting islanders' health.
▪ Environmentalists have warned that dioxins accumulate in fat and milk and will work their way through the food chain.
▪ In 1993 more than 500 people fell ill and four died after eating hamburgers from the Jack-in-the-Box fast food chain.
▪ The colour, as with the Scarlet Ibis, originates from blue-green algae at the lower end of the food chain.
▪ Following food chains can lead to exciting discoveries.
▪ This poses a threat to agriculture and the food chain, and consequently to human health.
▪ It's a good buy, particularly if you frequently heat convenience foods.
▪ To conclude this discussion of convenience foods, two points can be made.
▪ This vitamin loss is a reason why those expensive ready-made and overcooked convenience foods are not as nourishing.
▪ They selected 166 convenience foods for cost comparisons with home prepared counterparts.
▪ If you live a fast, hectic life and you eat mostly ready-made convenience foods, try to consider some other alternatives.
▪ They reported that quality-wise, the convenience foods did not differ significantly from the home-prepared items.
▪ The loveliest remarks on this phenomenon come from the corporate convenience food conveyancers.
▪ Cooks around the world love a good convenience food.
▪ I discovered they're all switching to health foods, cutting out fat, salt and pork.
▪ Similasan Eye Drops 3 for computer eye fatigue will be available beginning this month in health food stores and select pharmacies.
▪ Many people believe that they help emotional and psychological symptoms; they are available from some chemists and health food shops.
▪ A health food store is a good place to search for the herbs listed above.
▪ A box of eight sausages costs around £1.95, from food stores and health food shops.
▪ Available from all good health food stores, Superdrug and Boots Food Centres.
▪ Maybe it's that the appetizers aren't exactly health food.
▪ The government has already introduced tougher laws on food hygiene and now it hopes the register will help council officers enforce them.
▪ The initiative aims at further enhancing already high standards of food hygiene in tenanted houses.
▪ There are 30 courses dedicated to specific safety issues, such as handling portable gas cylinders, food hygiene and accident investigation procedures.
▪ The kitchen area accords with the latest food hygiene regulations.
▪ The case came to light at Liverpool magistrates' court when Shaw Bakery was prosecuted for a lapse in food hygiene standards.
▪ Training is essential and basic food hygiene courses can be completed in six hours.
▪ A Food Standards Agency to take responsibility for food hygiene and safety.
▪ We introduced the 1990 Food Safety Act to ensure the highest standards of food hygiene.
▪ Admittedly, Norton-Taylor castigates the food industry as well as the landowners and the farmers - he spreads his castigation very evenly.
▪ The food industry Y produces with constant returns to scale.
▪ It costs forty pounds and is aimed at travellers, people in contact with sufferers and those in the food industry.
▪ Both dried cream and dried whey are extensively used by the food industries.
▪ Sterilisers: There is no such material as a steriliser in the context of cleaning in the food industry.
▪ There is nothing demeaning about cleaning in the food industry.
▪ One area of manufacturing where we could see some collaboration is the food industry.
▪ Patients assigned to receive steroids consumed an unrestricted diet and were asked to record their food intake during the first four weeks.
▪ Satiety was increased with a larger bulk of food intake.
▪ This need not mean drastically reducing food intake.
▪ Clearly, a rhythm in food intake might be able to adjust the body clock via several mechanisms.
▪ In addition, these patients usually reduce their food intake when disease flares up.
▪ This type of training is very demanding and rest and food intake are most important.
▪ Use your diary to form a picture of the kind of person you are when it comes to food intake.
▪ It can be produced in sheep by reducing the food intake of ewes in early pregnancy.
▪ Menopause symptoms are similar to those of food intolerance and may in fact be triggered off by hormone changes.
▪ More undigested food molecules pass through the gut wall than in healthy individuals, making food intolerance much more likely.
▪ Signs of food intolerance to look out for include skin rashes and loose watery stools.
▪ Some of those who are dismissive of food intolerance, see hyperventilation as a widespread cause of vague, multiple symptoms.
▪ At present, there is no good explanation for the link between candidiasis, food intolerance and chemical sensitivity.
▪ Not surprisingly, some of these patients are thought to have food intolerance.
▪ Chapter 2 has touched on food intolerance in the case of dairy produce.
▪ It's too easy to end up living off junk food.
▪ Her secret, she said, is all the preservatives in the junk foods she eats.
▪ This is just my kind of diet - no junk food, plenty of fruit which I love.
▪ I miss things like potato chips and junk food.
▪ This sets a bad example to teenagers, many of whom are overweight and eat too much junk food.
▪ Large-muscle coordination comes from riding bikes and climbing trees, not from watching junk food commercials where other kids play and run.
▪ Reduce your intake of salt, sugar and junk foods - especially beneficial if you suffer from water retention.
▪ But to tell the truth, the album makes a pretty good accompaniment for just sitting around and eating junk food.
▪ The delegation looked at a range of hotel operations including food preparation, customer care programmes, sales and marketing and budgeting.
▪ The total time used in food preparation consists of active time and inactive time when attention may be directed elsewhere.
▪ The other does household tasks such as repair, food preparation, waste disposal and moving around.
▪ Involve your children in all aspects of food preparation, from shopping to cooking.
▪ Where grease poses less of a problem, in food preparation areas, for example, choose grease-resistant mats for long service life.
▪ Following the annual migration of food preparation to the outdoors is the perennial question: How shall these delicacies be washed down?
▪ Food processors are using the systems for cleaning stainless steel food preparation stations.
▪ It transforms food preparation from a tedious routine into an exciting event, and is top-rack-dishwasher-safe.
▪ Place the roe, lemon juice and squeezed bread in a food processor blender.
▪ Puree sauce in a blender or food processor and strain back into pot.
▪ A mounted ballistic food processor, maybe I can blend them to death.
▪ Meanwhile, combine vinegars, mustard and pepper in a food processor and blend until combined.
▪ Put the mixture into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. 3.
▪ With food processor running, add the oil in a thin stream until it is thoroughly incorporated.
▪ When the milk is ready, place it in a food processor or whip it into cream.
▪ Transfer to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
▪ Slim people, like those who are overweight, are lured by modern food products.
▪ Direct mail order sale of food products by food manufacturers and specialty shops has become big business.
▪ Prepare a list of six food products that are available as store brands, generic brands, and national brands.
▪ Cleanliness is essential when carrying a food product like sugar.
▪ Read the labels on all food products for levels of fat content.
▪ As future food products become diversified, so will the means for infection.
▪ Advertising costs are supported by local food retailers and by manufacturers of food products.
▪ Nowhere is this more true than in food production.
▪ It also privatized agricultural land, giving a huge boost to food production.
▪ The introduction of cash crops in the 1930s further reduced the amount of land available for food production.
▪ But despite impressive gains in food output globally, per capita food production remains low in many developing nations.
▪ To understand government policies concerning food, we need to look at nutritional levels and the quantity and nature of food production.
▪ In fact, in several countries, food production is at surplus levels, making exportation to neighboring countries possible.
▪ Today the rate of increase in food production has exceeded the rate of increase in the total world population.
▪ Human health can be compromised by industrialized food production, and our future regulations will have to change.
▪ Also, without sunlight, plants can not photo-synthesize, so there must have been a very considerable food shortage.
▪ A water flea that is starving in a crowded pond is the victim not of food shortage but of competition.
▪ During periods of relative food shortage males tend to move less; dispersion evidently reduces competition for resources.
▪ Spirits around the house picked up for a while in November when our food shortage was suddenly eliminated.
▪ First, is it the case that hunger and food shortages are the result of population pressure?
▪ The report notes that a combination of soil degradation and poor rainfall have increased food shortages and poverty.
▪ Protests over food shortages forced the Government to implement rationing schemes first devised by the Labour and Co-operative movement.
▪ They rely on four food sources, that from garden cultivation, from collecting, from hunting, and from fishing.
▪ These schemes permit efficient recovery of water and oxygen but leave the problem of a food source unanswered.
▪ If the dance takes place on a horizontal plane, then this waggled line will point directly at the food source.
▪ A major food source of squirrels and many finches is totally absent this year.
▪ The food-finder might instead single out one other nest mate, and then lead it alone back to the food source.
▪ A second explanation is that antibiotic production is rooted in the plant material that is the food source.
▪ They match the recruiting party to the size of the food source.
▪ In winter it's a wildlife haven; even in the harshest weather it affords a rarely failing food source.
▪ They had no right to food stamps or unemployment benefits.
▪ At least 270, 000 legal immigrants would lose food stamps.
▪ Example: Our food stamp program is designed to improve the diets of low-income families.
▪ The bill would have made changes in the food stamp program but would have kept it under federal control.
▪ That new job will mean free rent but fewer food stamps, he said.
▪ The $ 418 worth of food stamps he got in February probably will be reduced to about $ 120.
▪ Democrats favor providing for food stamps and Supplemental Security Income.
▪ The department responsible for food stamps and improving conditions for the rural poor should rightfully be held to the highest human-rights standard.
▪ Rich food supplies are laid down within its cells and waterproof coats are wrapped round it.
▪ They encourage corporate and individual responsibility by rewarding thoughtful management of food supply and demand.
▪ Giant kelp is the sea urchins' chief food supply.
▪ The other was an agricultural revolution based on chemical fertilizers, irrigation, and improved seed strains that dramatically expanded food supplies.
▪ A guaranteed food supply will combine with a warner climate to boost their numbers.
▪ The Mormons sold food supplies to the booming mining communities in the Intermountain West.
▪ Clearly, in the long term, improving dietary habits and food supply is the most desirable approach.
▪ Chimps go from small feeding bands to big groups depending on the nature of the food supply.
▪ The only times Gina brought food in were those when she was entertaining.
▪ But we also brought food, stones found along the way, wild flowers, and objects from our personal belongings.
▪ Consumer reliance on processed and ready chilled foods has brought a new food poison to Britain: listeria.
▪ Mattie said, bringing in the food.
▪ Filter-feeding animals such as mussels benefit from the movement of the tides, which brings their food to them.
▪ But he never brought food, which was not only very strange, but rude.
▪ They had not thought it necessary to bring food.
▪ It lived in the warehouse, and all the gang brought it food.
▪ How we buy food also has an influence on how much we eat of it at any one meal.
▪ He would retrieve this hidden cache, giving Jinju four hundred to buy food and baby clothes.
▪ A mistress was given money to buy food.
▪ You have to go out and buy large quantities of food.
▪ Also, buying canned or frozen food rather than fresh food cuts down our vitamin intake by as much as 25-30 percent.
▪ Soo ran out of the shop to buy food.
▪ I could then buy food and give Mom the change, so ensuring we ate adequately.
▪ When they did, they learned that they were good at buying food and merchandising it in their stores.
▪ They include objects of precious metal. like the jewelry and famous gold mask, and food and clothing.
▪ Rent, food, furniture, clothes...
▪ The prisoners who escaped invariably turned up at their homes, where they were given accommodation, food and clothing.
▪ We waited for food, clothing, medication.
▪ An estimated 20m households depend on income from coffee to pay for food, clothing and education.
▪ We delivered hot food, clothing, mail, and ammunition to them every day.
▪ There is urgent need there for food and clothing.
▪ Red Cross volunteers are providing food, clothing and temporary shelter to the residents.
▪ Meanwhile, the family owning the house cooked food and prepared drinks for all the people working.
▪ There are also possible shortages of the natural gas used to cook food and heat homes and businesses.
▪ The fire-fighter on mess duty will have collected money from his mates, bought the food and cooked it.
▪ The sausage: The sausage cooked the food.
▪ Use no salt when cooking any food at all.
▪ The bird collected wood, the mouse made the fire and set the table, and the sausage cooked the food.
▪ The wood-stoves that cook the food are extremely inefficient.
▪ I can cook my own food.
▪ No food, nothing to drink.
▪ I may not stop for food or drink.
▪ In the restaurant business, it is simply the price of admission to offer good food and drink in a good location.
▪ He didn't eat much food but he drank more rum than usual.
▪ The wealthy came early, joined the host in the dining room for the best food and drink.
▪ He ate food concentrate and drank stale metallic water.
▪ As a welcome, relatives and friends leave out food and drink on the altar.
▪ Thereafter the reaction occurs obligingly every time they eat the food - but the response is a psychogenic one.
▪ You eat the food they serve here?
▪ This sets a bad example to teenagers, many of whom are overweight and eat too much junk food.
▪ Some of these attributes do and some do not greatly affect the eating satisfaction of foods.
▪ Susceptible people experience flushing and feel unwell when they eat foods containing these compounds.
▪ But like Taller or Stillman, Ornish recommends that dieters stop eating an entire food group.
▪ When I first left home at 17, I was a lot bigger because I used to eat loads of junk food.
▪ It was clear after a period of eating the local food that there was no going back.
▪ To freeze food, a blast freezer should be employed.
▪ As the marine hobby blossomed the demand for good frozen food designed for marine fishes and invertebrates increased tremendously.
▪ We were freezing and had no food, so we tried to make our way down.
▪ The bakery, frozen foods and other departments also will be expanded.
▪ Whether fed on flake, frozen or live food, this fish seems to thrive.
▪ These are meat-like patties found in the frozen food counter of the supermarket.
▪ Vlasic reported grocery product sales of Dollars 287m last year, compared with Dollars 480m in sales from frozen foods.
▪ Illiterates can not read instructions on a pack of frozen food.
▪ Long passages or stairs between the two make for difficulties in keeping food hot and clearing tables.
▪ Practice these simple rules: Keep cold food cold.
▪ Pete and Chrissie's baby couldn't keep its food down.
▪ Handle it as little as possible. Keep hot food hot.
▪ For example, the specialist Sun Frost range keeps food fresh for weeks rather than days if a power cut occurs.
▪ The desire to talk was like some fantastic hunger; they were my torturers, keeping the food just beyond reach.
▪ Yet the workers who tend the machine and keep open its food supplies must also eat.
▪ We eat too much, diet too much, yet still we advocate keeping food as cheap as possible.
▪ Sefa-Dedeh is now developing a simple process to prepare a high protein food from cereals and legumes.
▪ Auster retreated to the kitchen to prepare the food.
▪ We all worked extremely hard in the next few days, cleaning all the rooms and preparing the food.
▪ I noticed that to our right there was a large balcony equipped with facilities for preparing and serving food.
▪ You also need to be aware of certain precautions that should be taken in the handling, preparing and storing of food.
▪ In the mill it; has prepared the brothers' food and its duty is now to serve in making their clothing.
▪ She had concentrated on keeping him warm and preparing the food he liked best.
▪ Supermarkets, specialty food shops, bakeries and caterers are sources of quality prepared foods.
▪ As a writer, your sovereign responsibility is to produce real food by making truthful representations.
▪ There are many more ways the ornamental gardener can satisfy a latent urge to produce food.
▪ If there are problems of malnutrition and hunger, these can be tackled at source by attempts to produce more food.
▪ The years of central planning had already produced food shortages in a country where livestock outnumber people by about 12 to one.
▪ The nuts they produce are a wonderful food for humans and squirrels alike.
▪ We produced more food, decade after decade, and saw the civilized nations becoming increasingly materialistic.
▪ The rural community has produced more food than ever before, although not yet enough.
▪ They stopped providing the subsidized food which had made it possible to survive.
▪ It provides food, shelter and case management for more than 70 families at one time.
▪ A foreign charity provides food for the animals, and a veterinarian is called when one falls ill.
▪ The men provide most of the food, so they dominate.
▪ These provide food for nearly two-thirds of the world's population.
▪ I had been providing food to keep this aggregation here.
▪ When the war ended, the most pressing need was to provide food and fuel.
▪ Coupons are provided both by local food retailers and by food processing companies.
▪ Either way it leaves both hands free to turn or serve the food.
▪ The average hospital serves food that is neither appetizing nor nutritious.
▪ Rachaela served the food and they ate it.
▪ I noticed that to our right there was a large balcony equipped with facilities for preparing and serving food.
▪ Voice over Landlords say they're increasingly serving more food than drink, especially in country pubs.
▪ Another volunteer was Riccardo, thirty-five years old, whom I found helping to serve the food.
▪ Maybe it should drop the bratwurst and strudel and serve junk food.
▪ They will hand out the lunches, serve food in the suites and staff food stations in the stadium.
a beer/song/food etc fest
food/butter etc mountain
▪ Have you contributed a great deal this year to the butter mountain?
▪ The whole point of those reforms was to get rid of the food mountains.
the food chain
▪ Pollution is having a long-term impact on the food chain in the bay.
▪ A health food store is a good place to look for herbs.
▪ Buddy won't eat the new dog food I bought.
▪ Do you like spicy food?
▪ I'd never tried Indian food before.
▪ I've never had Indonesian food -- what's it like?
▪ Juntao refused food as a protest against prison conditions.
▪ Make sure you leave the cat plenty of food and water before you go.
▪ New-born birds stay in their nest while their mother goes out in search of food.
▪ North Korea faces severe food shortages.
▪ The food's great and it's not that expensive.
▪ The church program provides food and clothing for the needy.
▪ The doctor told him not to eat fatty foods.
▪ the world's largest fast food restaurant chain
▪ They didn't even have enough money to buy food.
▪ To lose weight, cut down on sweet and fatty foods.
▪ You can quite easily make your own baby food at home.
▪ You shouldn't eat all that junk food, it's bad for you.
▪ And they buy food and clothes and pay rent.
▪ Any conversation, even if it was only about food, was better than this stalemate.
▪ He jumps back, but he already has a mouthful of food.
▪ I have to cut up his food.
▪ She never spoke to anyone but would nod at Toussaint, who brought her shares of their meager food.
▪ The virus is spread through contact with contaminated food and water.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Food \Food\, v. t. To supply with food. [Obs.]


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. Cf. Feed, Fodder food, Foster to cherish.]

  1. What is fed upon; that which goes to support life by being received within, and assimilated by, the organism of an animal or a plant; nutriment; aliment; especially, what is eaten by animals for nourishment.

    Note: In a physiological sense, true aliment is to be distinguished as that portion of the food which is capable of being digested and absorbed into the blood, thus furnishing nourishment, in distinction from the indigestible matter which passes out through the alimentary canal as f[ae]ces.

    Note: Foods are divided into two main groups: nitrogenous, or proteid, foods, i.e., those which contain nitrogen, and nonnitrogenous, i.e., those which do not contain nitrogen. The latter group embraces the fats and carbohydrates, which collectively are sometimes termed heat producers or respiratory foods, since by oxidation in the body they especially subserve the production of heat. The proteids, on the other hand, are known as plastic foods or tissue formers, since no tissue can be formed without them. These latter terms, however, are misleading, since proteid foods may also give rise to heat both directly and indirectly, and the fats and carbohydrates are useful in other ways than in producing heat.

  2. Anything that instructs the intellect, excites the feelings, or molds habits of character; that which nourishes.

    This may prove food to my displeasure.

    In this moment there is life and food For future years.

    Note: Food is often used adjectively or in self-explaining compounds, as in food fish or food-fish, food supply.

    Food vacuole (Zo["o]l.), one of the spaces in the interior of a protozoan in which food is contained, during digestion.

    Food yolk. (Biol.) See under Yolk.

    Syn: Aliment; sustenance; nutriment; feed; fare; victuals; provisions; meat.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Middle English foode, fode, from Old English foda "food, nourishment; fuel," also figurative, from Proto-Germanic *fodon (cognates: Swedish föda, Danish föde, Gothic fodeins), from Germanic *fod- "food," from PIE *pat-, extended form of root *pa- "to tend, keep, pasture, to protect, to guard, to feed" (cognates: Greek pateisthai "to feed;" Latin pabulum "food, fodder," panis "bread," pasci "to feed," pascare "to graze, pasture, feed," pastor "shepherd," literally "feeder;" Avestan pitu- "food;" Old Church Slavonic pasti "feed cattle, pasture;" Russian pishcha "food").\n

\nFood-chain is from 1917. Food-poisoning attested by 1864; food-processor in the kitchen appliance sense from 1973; food-stamp (n.) is from 1962.


n. (context uncountable English) Any substance that can be consumed by living organisms, especially by eating, in order to sustain life.

  1. n. any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue [syn: nutrient]

  2. any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment; "food and drink"

  3. anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking [syn: food for thought, intellectual nourishment]


Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism and assimilated by the organism's cells to provide energy, maintain life, or stimulate growth.

Historically, people secured food through two methods: hunting and gathering and agriculture. Today, the majority of the food energy required by the ever increasing population of the world is supplied by the food industry.

Food safety and food security are monitored by agencies like the International Association for Food Protection, World Resources Institute, World Food Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization, and International Food Information Council. They address issues such as sustainability, biological diversity, climate change, nutritional economics, population growth, water supply, and access to food.

The right to food is a human right derived from the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights ( ICESCR), recognizing the "right to an adequate standard of living, including adequate food", as well as the "fundamental right to be free from hunger".

Food (film)

Food is a 1992 Czech animated short film directed by Jan Švankmajer that uses claymation and pixilation. It examines the human relationship with food by showing breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Food (disambiguation)

Food is any substance that can be consumed by living organisms, especially by eating, in order to sustain life.

Food may also refer to:

  • FOOD, 1970s artist-run restaurant in SoHo, New York
  • The Food Album (1993), album by "Weird Al" Yankovic
  • Food (band), jazz band initiated by Ian Bellamy and Thomas Strønen
  • Food (film) (1992), animated short film by Jan Švankmajer
  • Food Inc. (2009), documentary
  • Food (Kelis album) (2014), album by Kelis
  • Food (Zico Chain album) (2007), album by Zico Chain
FOOD (New York restaurant)

FOOD was an important artist-run restaurant in SoHo, New York. FOOD was founded by artists Carol Goodden, Tina Girouard and Gordon Matta-Clark. FOOD was considered one of the first important restaurants in SoHo. Other individuals who were involved with FOOD included Suzanne Harris and Rachel Lew. FOOD was a place where artists in SoHo, especially those who were later involved in Avalanche magazine and the Anarchitecture group, could meet and enjoy food together. FOOD was considered to be both a business and an artistic "intervention in an urban setting." It has also been called a "landmark that still resonates in the history and mythology of SoHo in the 1970s."

Food (band)

Food (established 1998) is an experimental jazz band initiated by British woodwind multi-instrumentalist Iain Ballamy and Norwegian percussionist Thomas Strønen after a coincidental meeting first in Trondheim, Norway and later in Molde in 1997. They got two jobs at Moldejazz 1998, that were recorded, and the first album Food (2000) was a fact.

Food is highlighting the delicate balance between Ballamy’s melodic and lyrical playing and the electronic soundscapes and grooves from Strønen. They play as duo, as well as with invited guests, such as on the second album, Organic and GM Food. Both of the two first albums were published on Ballamy's short-lived Feral Records, before the quartet moved to Rune Grammofon, where they released two more albums, Veggie (2002) and Last Supper (2004). These albums were all with Henriksen and Eilertsen. Ballamy and Strønen played duo featuring Maria Kannegaard and Ashley Slater for the 5th album Molecular Gastronomy (2006). The next two releases incorporated Nils Petter Molvær, and others.

Food (Kelis album)

Food is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Kelis, released on April 18, 2014, becoming her first album released under Ninja Tune Records. In 2007, Jive dropped Kelis, and she later signed to Interscope and Music Group in 2009, through the label she released her fifth studio album, Flesh Tone, which saw Kelis experiment with a dance sound. In 2011 Kelis began work on the follow up to Flesh Tone, however she left Interscope and signed to Federal Prism, before officially signing to the British independent label Ninja Tune for the release of Food. Food is an R&B and soul album with a diverse musical style that incorporates funk, Afro-beat, Memphis soul, R&B and neo-soul. Its songs feature crackling horns, brass, earthy guitars, simmering electronics and vocals from Kelis that were noted as being breathy, smoky and sultry.

The album was viewed as a return to Kelis' previous music prior to Flesh Tone, and was described by Kelis as, "a kind of unspoken lovefest". The album was written by Kelis, alongside David Andrew Sitek, and Todd Simon, and was entirely produced by Dave Sitek and features guest performances by CSS and Priscilla Ahn. Upon release the album received mostly positive reviews from critics, who commended the album's production, composition and Kelis vocals. Commercially the album fared well making appearances on numerous charts worldwide, the album also entered the UK Albums Chart at number twenty, becoming Kelis's second highest peaking album after Tasty in 2004. The album was promoted with the release of three singles—"Jerk Ribs", "Rumble", and "Friday Fish Fry"—and was promoted with a mini-concert.

Usage examples of "food".

Thus, all the while that Galileo was inventing modern physics, teaching mathematics to princes, discovering new phenomena among the planets, publishing science books for the general public, and defending his bold theories against establishment enemies, he was also buying thread for Suor Luisa, choosing organ music for Mother Achillea, shipping gifts of food, and supplying his homegrown citrus fruits, wine, and rosemary leaves for the kitchen and apothecary at San Matteo.

The transformation of starch into sugar, which is almost, if not entirely, suspended while the food remains in the stomach, owing to the acidity of the chyme, is resumed in the duodenum, the acid of the chyme, being neutralized by the alkaline secretions there encountered.

Food of a starchy or saccharine character is apt to increase acidity, and interfere with the assimilation of other elements, therefore, articles, rich in fatty matters, should enter largely into the diet.

Avoid the use of those articles of food which produce excessive acidity of the stomach.

He had ridden out with her once in the first week, and seemed to take pride in showing her the acreage belonging to the plantation, the fields in cane and food crops, the lay of the lands along the river.

Virtually all the food and oxygen you take into your body are delivered, after processing, to the mitochondria, where they are converted into a molecule called adenosine triphosphate, or ATP.

Food, as administered in the form of artificially digested and concentrated nourishment, is readily retained.

Look for them, canned in adobo sauce, in the Mexican foods section of big grocery stores.

Until now, as it had grown and matured, it had lived adventitiously, drifting with the currents, eating whatever food came its way.

Yes, we have no bananas When a department store was advertising its food department, the owners wanted to attract an upscale, gourmet-oriented clientele.

Gloucestershire Bert went northward to the British aeronautic park outside Birmingham, in the hope that he might be taken on and given food, for there the Government, or at any rate the War Office, still existed as an energetic fact, concentrated amidst collapse and social disaster upon the effort to keep the British flag still flying in the air, and trying to brisk up mayor and mayor and magistrate and magistrate in a new effort of organisation.

He recalled in his affidavit some of these reports of conditions in eight camps inhabited by Russian and Polish workers : overcrowding that bred disease, lack of enough food to keep a man alive, lack of water, lack of toilets.

He had eaten much worse food and been glad to get it, both as a boy and more recently, when he had shared campfires and rations with Afghani miners.

The FDA permits so much aflatoxin in food that the peanut butter in your sandwich can be seventy-five times more hazardous than a liter of contaminated Silicon Valley water, the amount you would drink in a day if they would only let you.

The food industry used thin agarose as an ingredient stablizer to make jelly, ice cream, whipped desserts, and other products.