• To give (someone or something) food to eat.
  • To eat .
  • To give (someone or something) to (someone or something else) as food.
  • To give to a machine to be processed.
  • To satisfy, gratify, or minister to (a sense, taste, desire, etc.).
  • To supply with something.
  • To graze; to cause to be cropped by feeding, as herbage by cattle.
  • To pass to.
  • To create the environment where another phonological rule can apply; to be applied before another rule.
  • To create the syntactic environment in which another syntactic rule is applied; to be applied before another syntactic rule.
  • Past of fee


  • Food given to (especially herbivorous) animals.
  • Something supplied continuously.
  • The part of a machine that supplies the material to be operated upon.
  • The forward motion of the material fed into a machine.
  • A meal.
  • A gathering to eat, especially in quantity.
  • Encapsulated online content, such as news or a blog, that can be subscribed to.
  • A straight man who delivers lines to the comedian during a performance.


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  • From Middle English feden, from Old English fēdan ("to feed"), from Proto-Germanic *fōdijaną ("to feed"), from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂- ("to guard, graze, feed"). Cognate with West Frisian fiede ("to nourish, feed"), Dutch voeden ("to feed"), Danish føde ("to bring forth, feed"), Swedish föda ("to bring forth, feed"), Icelandic fæða ("to feed"), and more distantly with Latin pāscō ("feed, nourish") through Indo-European. More at food, fodder.
  • fee + -(e)d

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