hand-feed

verb
\ˈhan(d)-ˈfēd \
hand-fed\ˈhan(d)-​ˈfed \; hand-feeding

Definition of hand-feed 

transitive verb

: to feed by hand He does not just hunt sharks, he hand-feeds them live salmon from a submerged cage.— Rick Reilly

First Known Use of hand-feed

1794, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about hand-feed

Statistics for hand-feed

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for hand-feed

The first known use of hand-feed was in 1794

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on hand-feed

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with hand-feed

Comments on hand-feed

What made you want to look up hand-feed? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to enclose within walls

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!