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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FOODS

It is this that distinguishes this class of foods from animal foods.

Such material should be utilized in the preparation of these foods.

(a) Why should care be exercised in the selection of foods to be canned?

(b) How does meat compare in cost with the other daily foods?

What can be done to balance the cost of foods used in a meal?

The importance of bulk in foods cannot be emphasized too much.

How should a cellar in which foods is to be stored be built and cared for?

You can tell what foods have starch in them by testing them with iodine.

Tell how a city should protect its foods; milk, meat, and exposed foods.

In the matter of suitability of foods, much depends upon the local supply.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English foda "food, nourishment; fuel," also figurative, from Proto-Germanic *fodon (cf. Gothic fodeins), from Germanic root *fod-, equivalent of PIE *pa- "to tend, keep, pasture, to protect, to guard, to feed" (cf. Greek pateisthai "to feed;" Latin pabulum "food, fodder," panis "bread," pasci "to feed," pascare "to graze, pasture, feed," pastor "shepherd," literally "feeder;" Avestan pitu- "food;" Old Church Slavonic pasti "feed cattle, pasture;" Russian pishcha "food").

Food chain is from 1917. Food poisoning attested by 1864; food processor in the kitchen appliance sense from 1973.