Definition of Fodder

1. Noun. Soldiers who are regarded as expendable in the face of artillery fire.

Exact synonyms: Cannon Fodder, Fresh Fish
Language type: Colloquialism
Generic synonyms: Soldier



2. Verb. Give fodder (to domesticated animals).
Generic synonyms: Feed, Give

3. Noun. Coarse food (especially for livestock) composed of entire plants or the leaves and stalks of a cereal crop.
Generic synonyms: Feed, Provender
Specialized synonyms: Eatage, Forage, Grass, Pasturage, Pasture, Alfalfa, Broad Bean, Horse Bean, Hay, Stover

Definition of Fodder

1. n. A weight by which lead and some other metals were formerly sold, in England, varying from 19½ to 24 cwt.; a fother.

2. n. That which is fed out to cattle horses, and sheep, as hay, cornstalks, vegetables, etc.

3. v. t. To feed, as cattle, with dry food or cut grass, etc.; to furnish with hay, straw, oats, etc.

Definition of Fodder

1. Noun. Food for animals. ¹

2. Noun. A weight by which lead and some other metals were formerly sold, in England, varying from 19 1/2 to 24 cwt (993 to 1222 kg).; a fodder. ¹

3. Noun. (slang drafting design) Tracing paper. ¹

4. Noun. (figurative) ¹

5. Verb. (dialect) To feed animals (with fodder). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fodder

1. to feed with coarse food [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fodder

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focused
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focuser
focusers
focuses
focusing
focusing device
focusing magnifier
focusings
focusless
focussed
focusses
focussing
fodder (current term)
foddered
fodderer
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foddering
fodders
fodgel
fodient
fodientia
fodients
fodies
fodrin
fody
foe
foedarie

Literary usage of Fodder

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1. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1902)
"I start in the middle and stack two bundles up to each other, and by keeping up the middle and not getting them flat you always keep the fodder where the ..."

2. The New York Times Current History (1917)
""Cannon fodder" By EDEN PHILLPOTTS They are coming like a tempest, in their endless ranks of gray, While the world throws up a cloud of dust along their ..."

3. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1874)
"In addition to corn-fodder, he gives each cow four quarts of a mixture of shorts ... His experience is favorable to fodder-corn as a feed for milch cows. ..."

4. The Cereals in America by Thomas Forsyth Hunt (1908)
"Maize fodder cut when nearly ripe lost about five per cent more than fodder cut when maize was in the roasting-ear stage, evidently due to the large amount ..."

5. American Agriculturist (1843)
"STRAW fodder. JN our October No. we took occasion to speak of the value for fodder of even so poor an arti- __ cle as buckwheat straw is generally ..."

6. Dry Land Farming by Thomas Shaw (1909)
"fodder crops that may be grown.—This discussion will consider the place: (1) ... It will be observed that fodder crops in the discussion means such crops as ..."

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