: having plenty of food to eat
well-fed pets
" … having children who are well-fed and not hungry makes a difference in their individual performance … "Sibylle Kranz

Examples of well-fed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The market is part of the Tarrant Area Food Bank’s Ready to Learn program that focuses on expanding in-school pantries across 13 North Texas counties to keep students well-fed, which helps avoid behavioral, health and academic issues that impact their education. Lina Ruiz, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 6 Feb. 2024 There’s so much going on with the cooking, setting the table, making sure guests are happy and well-fed, etc. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 20 Nov. 2023 This fire hose of new content keeps her followers — 5.4 million on Instagram alone — well-fed and loyal. Julia Moskin, New York Times, 30 Oct. 2023 Still trim at 65, Washington is now rested, well-fed and free to pursue his dream, a short distance away at Fox Studios. Doug Smith, Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep. 2023 As for the rest of the year, the main street, Broad Street, is filled with adorable shops to keep you both busy and well-fed. Rose Marie Walano, Country Living, 9 Aug. 2023 For three generations, the Claunch family has kept the folks in the Shoals well-fed, first at the old Pete’s Café in downtown Tuscumbia and now at the current Claunch Café, which opened in 1997 in Tuscumbia’s Spring Park. Bob Carlton | Bcarlton@al.com, al, 13 July 2023 Over the summer, my well-fed enemy grew larger — and bolder. BostonGlobe.com, 3 May 2023 About 400 species of ants live unobtrusively and unharmed inside the nests of other ants—typically of a different species—depending on the workers there to keep them and their young safe and well-fed. Byelizabeth Pennisi, science.org, 6 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of well-fed was in the 14th century

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“Well-fed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well-fed. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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