Share this entry

British English: /fuːd/
American English: /fud/

Translation of food in German:


  • 1no pl., no art.
    Nahrung, die
    (for animals)
    Futter, das
    take food
    Nahrung zu sich nehmen
    lack of food
    Nahrungsmangel, der
    nutritious food
    nahrhafte Kost
  • 2no pl., no art.
    (as commodity) Pl.
    one's week's shopping for food or food shopping
    der wöchentliche Lebensmitteleinkauf
  • 3no pl.
    (in solid form)
    Essen, das
    some food
    etwas zu essen
    there was plenty of food and drink
    es gab reichlich zu essen und zu trinken
    she had prepared some delicious food for the party
    für die Party hatte sie einige leckere Sachen vorbereitet
    he likes his food too much for that!
    dazu isst er viel zu gern!
    he's very keen on Italian food
    er isst sehr gern italienisch
  • 4 (particular kind)
    Kost, die
    (for animals)
    Futter, das
    nuts are a very nutritious food
    Nüsse sind sehr nahrhaft
    canned foods
    preserved/imported foods
    eingemachte/importierte Nahrungsmittel
  • 6 [figurative]
    (material for mental work)
    Stoff, der
    food for thought
    Stoff zum Nachdenken
    food for discussion
    Diskussionsstoff, der

Definition of food in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources


    Next Score:
    Word of the day haughty
    Pronunciation: ˈhɔːti
    arrogantly superior and disdainful