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feed

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of feed

  1. 1 a large fancy meal often accompanied by ceremony or entertainment <the company barbecue was an elaborate feed that was enlivened by country music and dancing> Synonyms banquet, dinner, feast, regale, spreadRelated Words chow, mess, repast, table; blowout, carnival, festival, fete (or fête), gala, party, shindig; festivity; barbecue, clambake, cookout, fry, luau, roast; buffet, luncheon, smorgasbord

  2. 2 food eaten or prepared for eating at one time <after soccer practice we were all ready for a hot shower and a satisfying feed> Synonyms chow, meal, menu, mess, refection, repast, tableRelated Words board; breakfast, buffet, collation, dinner, lunch, luncheon, refreshments, smorgasbord, snack, supper, tea; bite, gulp, morsel, serving, taste; banquet, feast, regale, spread; bake, barbecue (also barbeque), clambake, cookout, fry, fry-up [British], luau, picnic, potluck, roast




feed

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of feed

  1. 1 to provide food or meals for <a charity dedicated to feeding the hungry> Synonyms board, cater, provision, victual Related Words serve, wait; nourish, nurture, sustain; banquet, dine, feast, regale; mess; batten, fatten, fill; force-feed, overfeed, surfeit; underfeed; hand-feed, spoon-feed; refeed, reprovision

  2. 2 to put (something) into the possession of someone for use or consumption <all week long colleagues have been feeding me ideas for a magazine article> Synonyms deliver, furnish, give, hand, hand over, provide, supplyRelated Words ply (with); administer, allocate, apportion, deal (out), dispense, distribute, dole out, mete (out), parcel (out), portion, prorate; assign, cede, deed, make over, transferNear Antonyms conserve, keep up, maintain, preserve, saveAntonyms hold (back), keep (back), reserve, retain, withhold

  3. 3 to take a meal <an all-you-can-eat buffet where families can feed heartily and fairly inexpensively> Synonyms eat, fare, dine, partake, refresh, victualRelated Words banquet, feast, repast; chow (down), dig in; glut, gorge, gormandize, overeat, overfeed, pig out; graze, nibble, nosh, pick, snack; board, mess, dine out; breakfast, lunch, sup; picnicNear Antonyms diet, fast




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