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(1):

(n.) The motion, or act, of carrying forward the stuff to be operated upon, as cloth to the needle in a sewing machine; or of producing progressive operation upon any material or object in a machine, as, in a turning lathe, by moving the cutting tool along or in the work.

(2):

(v. t.) To give food to; to supply with nourishment; to satisfy the physical huger of.

(3):

(n.) A meal, or the act of eating.

(4):

(n.) An allowance of provender given to a horse, cow, etc.; a meal; as, a feed of corn or oats.

(5):

(n.) A grazing or pasture ground.

(6):

(n.) That which is eaten; esp., food for beasts; fodder; pasture; hay; grain, ground or whole; as, the best feed for sheep.

(7):

(v. i.) To place cattle to feed; to pasture; to graze.

(8):

(v. i.) To be nourished, strengthened, or satisfied, as if by food.

(9):

(v. i.) To subject by eating; to satisfy the appetite; to feed one's self (upon something); to prey; - with on or upon.

(10):

(v. i.) To take food; to eat.

(11):

(v. t.) To produce progressive operation upon or with (as in wood and metal working machines, so that the work moves to the cutting tool, or the tool to the work).

(12):

(v. t.) To supply (the material to be operated upon) to a machine; as, to feed paper to a printing press.

(13):

(v. t.) To give for food, especially to animals; to furnish for consumption; as, to feed out turnips to the cows; to feed water to a steam boiler.

(14):

(v. t.) To graze; to cause to be cropped by feeding, as herbage by cattle; as, if grain is too forward in autumn, feed it with sheep.

(15):

(v. t.) To nourish, in a general sense; to foster, strengthen, develop, and guard.

(16):

(v. t.) To fill the wants of; to supply with that which is used or wasted; as, springs feed ponds; the hopper feeds the mill; to feed a furnace with coal.

(17):

(v. t.) To satisfy; grafity or minister to, as any sense, talent, taste, or desire.

(18):

(n.) The mechanism by which the action of feeding is produced; a feed motion.

(19):

(n.) The water supplied to steam boilers.

(20):

(imp. & p. p.) of Fee

(21):

(n.) The supply of material to a machine, as water to a steam boiler, coal to a furnace, or grain to a run of stones.


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Bibliography Information
Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Feed'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/f/feed.html. 1828.

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