Definition of Food

1. Noun. Any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue.




2. Noun. Any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment. "Food and drink"

3. Noun. Anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking.
Exact synonyms: Food For Thought, Intellectual Nourishment
Generic synonyms: Cognitive Content, Content, Mental Object
Specialized synonyms: Pabulum

Definition of Food

1. n. What is fed upon; that which goes to support life by being received within, and assimilated by, the organism of an animal or a plant; nutriment; aliment; especially, what is eaten by animals for nourishment.

2. v. t. To supply with food.

Definition of Food

1. Noun. Any substance that is or can be consumed by living organisms, especially by eating, in order to sustain life. ¹

2. Noun. (uncountable figuratively) Anything intended to supply energy or nourishment of an entity or idea. ¹

3. Noun. A foodstuff. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Food

1. a substance taken into the body to maintain life and growth [n -S] : FOODLESS [adj]

Medical Definition of Food

1. 1. What is fed upon; that which goes to support life by being received within, and assimilated by, the organism of an animal or a plant; nutriment; aliment; especially, what is eaten by animals for nourishment. In a physiological sense, true aliment is to be distinguished as that portion of the food which is capable of being digested and absorbed into the blood, thus furnishing nourishment, in distinction from the indigestible matter which passes out through the alimentary canal as faeces. Foods are divided into two main groups: nitrogenous, or proteid, foods, i.e, those which contain nitrogen, and nonnitrogenous, i.e, those which do not contain nitrogen. The latter group embraces the fats and carbohydrates, which collectively are sometimes termed heat producers or respiratory foods, since by oxidation in the body they especially subserve the production of heat. The proteids, on the other hand, are known as plastic foods or tissue formers, since no tissue can be formed without them. These latter terms, however, are misleading, since proteid foods may also give rise to heat both directly and indirectly, and the fats and carbohydrates are useful in other ways than in producing heat. 2. Anything that instructs the intellect, excites the feelings, or molds habits of character; that which nourishes. "This may prove food to my displeasure." (Shak) "In this moment there is life and food For future years." (Wordsworth) Food is often used adjectively or in self-explaining compounds, as in food fish or food-fish, food supply. Food vacuole, one of the spaces in the interior of a protozoan in which food is contained, during digestion. Food yolk. See Yolk. Synonym: Aliment, sustenance, nutriment, feed, fare, victuals, provisions, meat. Origin: OE. Fode, AS. Foda; akin to Icel. Faeoa, faeoi, Sw. Foda, Dan. & LG. Fode, OHG. Fatunga, Gr. Patei^sthai to eat, and perh. To Skr. Pa to protect, L. Pascere to feed, pasture, pabulum food, E. Pasture. 75. Cf. Feed, Fodder food, Foster to cherish. (01 Mar 1998)

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food (current term)
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