food - definition and synonyms


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  1. [uncountable] the things that people or animals eat

    All the food is cooked and served by volunteer helpers.

    1. a.
      [countable/uncountable] a particular type of food

      People with this complaint cannot digest certain foods.

      I can’t eat spicy food.

      frozen/tinned food:

      a new range of frozen foods

      cat/dog/pet/baby food:

      a tin of cat food

      Italian/Chinese/Indian etc food:

      Do you like Chinese food?