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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FEEDING

What effect do the feeding and care of poultry have upon it as food?

It's hard weather for the sheep an' a'm thinkin' this 'ill be a feeding storm.

He sat there watching and feeding all through the long night.

Give it nothing, I pray you, for it is not worth the feeding.

He has a fascinating habit of feeding himself with his paws.

But now it struck him that they did look a great deal too good for feeding the pigs in.

It was enclosed on the other side, and white pheasants were feeding in its centre.

Behind the barn lay an unused trough, made for feeding pigs.

So he left off feeding the people, and went away, none, knew whither.

Every man must give proof that he is capable of feeding his family.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English fedan "nourish, feed, sustain, foster," from Proto-Germanic *fodjan (cf. Old Saxon fodjan, Old Frisian feda, Dutch voeden, Old High German fuotan, Old Norse foeða, Gothic fodjan "to feed"), from PIE *pa- "to protect, feed" (see food). Feeding frenzy is from 1989, metaphoric extension of a phrase that had been used of sharks since 1950s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FEEDING

grazing

adjectivekeeping livestock on the range

nursing

adjectivegaining nourishment by suckling

ranging

adjectivegrazing
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.