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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fee-der]
    • /ˈfi dər/
    • /ˈfiː.dər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fee-der]
    • /ˈfi dər/

Definitions of feeder word

  • noun feeder a person or thing that supplies food or feeds something. 1
  • noun feeder a bin or boxlike device from which farm animals may eat, especially such a device designed to allow a number of chickens to feed simultaneously or to release a specific amount of feed at regular intervals. 1
  • noun feeder a person or thing that takes food or nourishment. 1
  • noun feeder a livestock animal that is fed an enriched diet to fatten it for market. Compare stocker (def 2). 1
  • noun feeder a person or device that feeds a machine, printing press, etc. 1
  • noun feeder a tributary stream. 1

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Origin of feeder

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at feed, -er1

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Parts of speech for Feeder


feeder popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

feeder usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for feeder

noun feeder

  • rancher — a person who owns or works on a ranch.
  • peasant — a member of a class of persons, as in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, who are small farmers or farm laborers of low social rank.
  • laborer — a person engaged in work that requires bodily strength rather than skill or training: a laborer in the field.
  • producer — a person who produces.
  • grower — a person who grows something: He is a grower of flowers and vegetables.

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