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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fee-ding]
    • /ˈfi dɪŋ/
    • /fiːd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fee-ding]
    • /ˈfi dɪŋ/

Definitions of feeding word

  • noun feeding food, especially for farm animals, as cattle, horses or chickens. 1
  • noun feeding an allowance, portion, or supply of such food. 1
  • noun feeding Informal. a meal, especially a lavish one. 1
  • noun feeding the act of feeding. 1
  • noun feeding the act or process of feeding a furnace, machine, etc. 1
  • noun feeding the material, or the amount of it, so fed or supplied. 1

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Origin of feeding

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English feding, Old English fēding. See feed, -ing1

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Parts of speech for Feeding


feeding popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% 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".

feeding usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for feeding

noun feeding

  • herbage — nonwoody vegetation.
  • satiety — the state of being satiated; surfeit.
  • seeding — the fertilized, matured ovule of a flowering plant, containing an embryo or rudimentary plant.
  • agronomy — the science of cultivation of land, soil management, and crop production
  • homesteading — a dwelling with its land and buildings, occupied by the owner as a home and exempted by a homestead law from seizure or sale for debt.

adjective feeding

  • nursing — a person formally educated and trained in the care of the sick or infirm. Compare nurse-midwife, nurse-practitioner, physician's assistant, practical nurse, registered nurse.
  • grazing — a touching or rubbing lightly in passing.
  • ranging — the extent to which or the limits between which variation is possible: the range of steel prices; a wide range of styles.
  • tributary — a stream that flows to a larger stream or other body of water.
  • shooter — a person who shoots with a gun, bow, etc.: efforts to capture the shooter.

Top questions with feeding

  • what is cluster feeding?
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