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Definition of feeding

Feed Feed, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fed; p. pr. & vb. n. Feeding.] [AS. f?dan, fr. f?da food; akin to C?. f?dian, OFries f?da, f?da, D. voeden, OHG. fuottan, Icel. f[ae]?a, Sw. f["o]da, Dan. f["o]de. ? 75. See Food.] 1. To give food to; to supply with nourishment; to satisfy the physical huger of. If thine enemy hunger, feed him. --Rom. xii. 20. Unreasonable reatures feed their young. --Shak. 2. To satisfy; grafity or minister to, as any sense, talent, taste, or desire. I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him. --Shak. Feeding him with the hope of liberty. --Knolles. 3. 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. 4. To nourish, in a general sense; to foster, strengthen, develop, and guard. Thou shalt feed people Israel. --2 Sam. v. 2. Mightiest powers by deepest calms are feed. --B. Cornwall. 5. 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. Once in three years feed your mowing lands. --Mortimer. 6. 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. 7. (Mach.) (a) To supply (the material to be operated upon) to a machine; as, to feed paper to a printing press. (b) 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).
Feeding Feed"ing, n. 1. the act of eating, or of supplying with food; the process of fattening. 2. That which is eaten; food. 3. That which furnishes or affords food, especially for animals; pasture land. Feeding bottle. See under Bottle.

Meaning of feeding from wikipedia

- abbreviation or acronym, see eat (disambiguation). 'feeding' redirects here. for other uses, see feeding (disambiguation). eating (also known as consuming)
- feeding the multitude is a term used to refer to two separate miracles of jesus reported in the gospels. the first miracle, 'the feeding of the 5,000'
- number of specialized feeding mechanisms, such as filter feeding, ram feeding, suction feeding, protrusion, and pivot feeding. most underwater predators
- bird feeding is the activity of feeding wild birds, often by means of a bird feeder. james fisher wrote that the first person recorded as feeding wild
- φαγειν, meaning 'to eat'. the evolution of different feeding strategies is varied with some feeding strategies evolving several times in independent lineages
- a web feed (or news feed) is a data format used for providing users with frequently updated content. content distributors syndicate a web feed, thereby
- feeding the wolves may refer to: feeding the wolves (10 years album), 2010 feeding the wolves (ep), a 2005 ep by josh pyke
- supplementation. the state of being fed by a feeding tube is called gavage, enteral feeding or tube feeding. placement may be temporary for the treatment