- Any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink or that plants absorb in order to maintain life and growth: tins of cat food [count noun]: baby foodsMore example sentences
nourishment, sustenance, nutriment, subsistence, fare, bread, daily bread; cooking, baking, cuisine; foodstuffs, edibles, refreshments, meals, provisions, rations, stores, supplies; solids; Scottish viversNorth American • informal chuckfodder, feed, forage, herbage, pasturage, silage
- 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.
food for thought
- Something that warrants serious consideration: his study certainly provides food for thoughtMore example sentences
mental stimulation, mental nourishment, something to think about, something to be seriously considered
- 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.
late Old English fōda, of Germanic origin; related to fodder.