Definition of food in English:


Syllabification: food
Pronunciation: /fo͞od


Any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink, or that plants absorb, in order to maintain life and growth: cans of cat food baby foods
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  • Parents are working more and cooking less, relying on high-calorie, high-fat fast foods to feed their families.
  • A range of Mexican fast food is available.
  • And they know how to prepare wholesome, delicious food themselves.


late Old English fōda, of Germanic origin; related to fodder.


food for thought

Something that warrants serious consideration.
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  • Although she had been quickly brought back, the incident would nonetheless provide some food for thought.
  • And this recent Reason magazine editorial provides ample food for thought about Raed.
  • And it provides plenty of food for thought for those writers who are wondering what it is that holds readers to the page.

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