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food

Definitions

  • Two women and a group of children offer food to a girl
    Two women and a group of children offer food to a girl
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n food any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
    • n food anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking
    • n food any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment "food and drink"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Annie stands on tiptoe to see the food on the table Annie stands on tiptoe to see the food on the table
The neighbor's tabby cat asking for food The neighbor's tabby cat asking for food
"What food for hens that would make." "What food for hens that would make."
Si Falls out With his Food 055 Si Falls out With his Food 055
Earthenware vessels used for the storage of foods. Some were made at Jamestown, some were imported from England Earthenware vessels used for the storage of foods. Some were made at Jamestown, some were imported from England
Fishing provided food as well as recreation for the colonists. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.) Fishing provided food as well as recreation for the colonists. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
The witch holds a bowl of food for the boy The witch holds a bowl of food for the boy
Good food on the trail Good food on the trail

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: People have the tendency to chew the food on the side that they most often use their hand
    • Food Anything that instructs the intellect, excites the feelings, or molds habits of character; that which nourishes. "This may prove food to my displeasure.""In this moment there is life and food For future years."
    • v. t Food To supply with food. "His shield well lined, his horses meated well."
    • Food 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Cheese is the oldest of all man-made foods.
    • n food What is eaten for nourishment; whatever supplies nourishment to organic bodies; nutriment; aliment; victuals; provisions: as, the food of animals consists mainly of organic substances; a great scarcity of food; the food of plants.
    • n food Hence Anything that sustains, nourishes, and augments.
    • n food Anything serving as material for consumption or use.
    • n food A person fed or brought up; a person, as a child, under nurture; in an extended sense, any person; a creature.
    • n food Synonyms Provender, etc. (see feed, n.); sustenance, fare, cheer, viands.
    • food To feed; supply; figuratively, to soothe; flatter; entertain with promises.
    • n food An improper form of feud.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Honey is the only food that doesn't spoil.
    • n Food fōōd what one feeds on: that which, being digested, nourishes the body: whatever sustains or promotes growth
    • n Food fōōd (Spens.) Same as Feud.
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Quotations

  • Raymond Chandler
    Raymond%20Chandler
    “He looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food.”
  • William Faulkner
    William%20Faulkner
    “The tools I need for my work are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey.”
  • John Kenneth Galbraith
    John%20Kenneth%20Galbraith
    “More die in the United States from too much food than from too little.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George%20Bernard%20Shaw
    “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”
  • Robert M. Pirsig
    Robert M. Pirsig
    “Metaphysics is a restaurant where they give you a thirty thousand page menu, and no food.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “If music be the food of love; play on.”

Idioms

Food for thought - If something is food for thought, it is worth thinking about or considering seriously.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. fode, AS. fōda,; akin to Icel. fæða, fæði, Sw. föda, Dan. & LG. föde, OHG. fatunga, Gr. patei^sthai to eat, and perh. to Skr. , to protect, L. pascere, to feed, pasture, pabulum, food, E. pasture,. √75. Cf. Feed Fodder food, Foster to cherish

Usage

In literature:

Man's food is as varied as his work, more varied than the climate, with one food for the luxurious and one for the poor.
"Intestinal Ills" by Alcinous Burton Jamison
The food supply committee had fifty-two food depots in operation.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
This is known as the common mushroom and is more widely known and collected for food than any other.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
She wondered what the god wanted to say, and if he was asking for food.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
These drinks are not food, although made from food, because in the process of manufacturing them the food principle is destroyed.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
Ordinarily birds are able to secure their own food; but sometimes during long, snowy winters those that do not fly away South need food.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
Experience had taught these mountaineers that eating cold food at great elevations was more dangerous than eating no food at all.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
I had no fatalities that were apparently in any way due to the enforced lack of food.
"The No Breakfast Plan and the Fasting-Cure" by Edward Hooker Dewey
Rearing above them was the white precipitous peak over which every pound of their gear and food had to be packed.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
In some districts food was indeed scarce, but they could still find food everywhere.
"The Peace Negotiations" by J. D. Kestell
It serves as a kitchen, because in one corner there is a fireplace where the food is cooked.
"Children of Borneo" by Edwin Herbert Gomes
Ordinary food, nourishing the body and becoming a part of it, thus maintains it in its nonsacred character.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
What can this something be, unless it be food?
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
If the morsel of food found is too large to be swallowed whole, they pick it to pieces with their bills.
"Friends in Feathers and Fur, and Other Neighbors" by James Johonnot
In sampling food, the cook should remember that the rest of the food is to be eaten by other people.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
It is also found in other parts of these plants besides those commonly used for food purposes.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
He has no food or water.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
This is the cheapest town food.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
Food and drink were brought in.
"Guy in the Jungle" by William Murray Graydon
The various millets, known in South Africa as "Kaffir-corn," are not often used in India as horse food, but in the Cape it sometimes is.
"Notes on Stable Management in India and the Colonies" by Joshua A. Nunn
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In poetry:

Giver of All!--for every good--
In the Redeemer came--
For raiment, shelter, and for food,
I thank Thee in His name.
"Thy Will Be Done." by George Pope Morris
Great is the mercy of the Lord;
He gives his children food;
And, ever mindful of his word,
He makes his promise good.
"Psalm 111 part 2" by Isaac Watts
His word of promise is my food,
His Spirit is my guide;
Thus daily is my strength renewed
And all my wants supplied.
"The Lord Is My Portion" by John Newton
One woman sulkier than the rest
Would still refuse her food,--
O Jesus God! I hear her cries--
I see her in her blood!
"The Sailor, Who Had Served In The Slave Trade." by Robert Southey
I once was fair for light and grace,
My days were long and good;
I lived in a blessed place
Where was most heav'nly food.
"Of Hell And The Estate of Those Who Perish" by John Bunyan
Leave we the child: he is immersed
With scientists and mystics:
With deep prophetic voice he cries
Canadian food statistics.
"A Dedication To E.C.B." by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

In news:

RH executive food editor Gail Bellamy interviews food experts about their favorite movie food scenes that inspired beloved recipes.
Food Chain / Food & Drink This week in Food & Drink: Key Ingredient bamboo worms, Masa Azul, Cocktail Challenge nutritional yeast.
Food Chain / Food & Drink This week in Food & Drink: Next's Tour of Thailand, Key Ingredient milkweed, recommended new restaurants.
The Fifty Lakes Municipal Bar is sponsoring an October food drive for the Emily-Outing-Fifty Lakes Area Food Shelf as part of the Great Minnesota 5th Annual Municipal Food Drive.
Food Chain / Food & Drink A peasant 's revolt and more in this week's Food & Drink.
Food Chain / Food & Drink A peasant's revolt and more in this week's Food & Drink.
The food they provide comes from people who donate the food to the High Plains Food Bank.
Food Chain / Food & Drink This week in Food & Drink: Key Ingredient Abalone, Roka Akor, Tribute, and more.
Tim Farrell/The Star-Ledger New Jersey food authority Pete Genovese, aka The Food Dude, will be launching a live blog Wednesday, May 30, here on NJ.com, starting at 12:30 pm Let us know what's on your mind when it comes to food in Jersey.
Food Bloggers Strip for Japan Food bloggers from the US, UK, and Canada have stripped down and covered up with strategically placed food and kitchen items like live poultry and baked goods—all in the name of charity.
The authors of the IFT Scientific Status Summary, "Parasites and the Food Supply" (pp 72–81) describe a food safety concern that is generally under-recognized but is probably on the increase due to the globalization of the food supply.
Scott Sommerdorf The Salt Lake Tribune Snowbird Ski Resort delivered 7,858 pounds of food to the Utah Food Bank as part of its program of providing customers with free tram rides in exchange for food donations, Thursday, Oct 26, 2012.
(Scott Sommerdorf The Salt Lake Tribune) Snowbird Ski Resort delivered 7,858 pounds of food to the Utah Food Bank as part of its program of providing customers with free tram rides in exchange for food donations, Thursday, Oct 26, 2012.
Food Chain / Food & Drink The tanking of the Taste and other food news bites.
Food writer and former Food Network Star contestant Mary Beth Albright knows what it's like to eat 84 cookies, 105 snack foods, and 79 cheese and dairy products in a single sitting.
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In science:

Like the links in the WorldWide Web graph, the directed nature of the interactions in this food web have been neglected for the purposes of calculating the clustering coefficient.
Random graphs as models of networks
The result is particularly interesting since it is known that most of real networks, including both manmade communication networks like the Internet and natural networks like food or metabolic networks, exhibit scale-free character with the relevant scaling exponents [1, 2, 3, 4].
Average path length in random networks
So as soon as there is some excess capacity of food, processes seem to be set into motion from which inequality emerges.
Emergent Statistical Wealth Distributions in Simple Monetary Exchange Models: A Critical Review
The long term behavior and in particular the stability of food webs is investigated in a large number of theoretical and observational studies [19, 20, 21].
Generalized models as a universal approach to the analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems
In the following we compute the Jacobian of a generalized food web model.
Generalized models as a universal approach to the analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems
In order to describe natural food webs in a realistic way we have to take an additional constraint into account.
Generalized models as a universal approach to the analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems
Cm,n (Xn ) are auxilliary variables that describe the contribution of the population n to the total amount of food available to population m.
Generalized models as a universal approach to the analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems
So far we have formulated a model of a N -species food web.
Generalized models as a universal approach to the analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems
Finally, the parameter χm,n measures the relative contribution of population n to the total amount of food that is available to species m.
Generalized models as a universal approach to the analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems
The derivation of the Jacobian for the general food web model is analogous to the previous examples.
Generalized models as a universal approach to the analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems
In most food web and food chain models this parameter is assumed to be either one or two.
Generalized models as a universal approach to the analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems
For the investigation of food webs this analysis is also possible.
Generalized models as a universal approach to the analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems
In this context the Jacobian of a food web is modeled by a random matrix.
Generalized models as a universal approach to the analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems
We would like to thank Wolfgang Ebenh¨oh who inspired this line of research by proposing a simple generalized food chain model.
Generalized models as a universal approach to the analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems
In this appendix we present the explicit comptation of the Jacobian of the food web model.
Generalized models as a universal approach to the analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems
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