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food

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Pronunciation: /fuːd
 
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Definition of food in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink or that plants absorb in order to maintain life and growth: we need food and water they had eaten their food and slept [count noun]: baby foods [as modifier]: food shortages figurative music is food for the soul
More example sentences
  • Ach well, food tastes better in the open air.
  • All the food tastes like rubber, like it was sitting up in the refrigerator for five years.
  • My husband is Australian, where they eat lots of fresh summery food.
Synonyms

Origin

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

Phrases

food for thought

1
Something that warrants serious consideration: his study certainly provides food for thought
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
mental stimulation, mental nourishment, something to think about, something to be seriously considered

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