Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

feed - thesaurus entry

 
 
 
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

verb
  1. 1
    to give food to a person or an animal

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of feed

    1. a.
      to provide people with food so that they can live

      American English synonyms or related words for this sense of feed

    2. b.
    3. c.
      if an animal feeds, it looks for food and eats it

      American English synonyms or related words for this sense of feed

    4. d.
      to put a substance onto a plant or into the soil to make a plant grow well

      American English synonyms or related words for this sense of feed

  2. 3
    to push something into a machine, especially slowly and gently

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of feed

  3. 5
    to provide what is necessary

    American English synonyms or related words for this sense of feed

phrases

phrasal verbs

English version of definition of feed

Word of the Day

disciple

someone who admires a famous person such as a political or religious leader and is influenced by...

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog