feed

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feed is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
feed

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
feed

Third person singular
feeds

Simple past
fed

Past participle
fed

Present participle
feeding

An adult feeding a baby
  1. (transitive) When you feed someone, you give them food to eat.
    I feed my dog chicken bones every day.
  2. (intransitive) To eat.
    Farm-raised chickens feed on grain.
  3. (transitive) To give something to a machine.
    To start printing, feed the paper into the printer.
    Don't forget to feed the parking meter.

Noun[change]

Singular
feed

Plural
feeds

  1. (uncountable) Food that is eaten by animals.
    Bird feed consists mainly of seeds.