Definition of food
- drought victims who don't have enough food to eat
- She gave food and drink to the hungry travelers.
- food for thought
- Books were his mental food.
a farmer who grows his own food
drought victims who don't have enough food to eat
She gave food and drink to the hungry travelers.
What is your favorite food?
fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: the things that people and animals eat
: a particular kind of food
: substances taken in by plants and used for growth
What made you want to look up food? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
investment of mental or emotional energy
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