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 baby foods [as modifier]: food shortages figurative music is food for the soul
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- 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.
nourishment, sustenance, nutriment, fare; bread, daily bread; cooking, cuisine; foodstuffs, edibles, provender, refreshments, meals, provisions, rations; solids
dated victualsfodder, feed, provender, forage
late Old English fōda, of Germanic origin; related to fodder.
food for thought
- Something that warrants serious consideration.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.