An allowance of provender given to a horse, cow, etc.; a meal; as, a feed of corn or oats.
That which is eaten; esp., food for beasts; fodder; pasture; hay; grain, ground or whole; as, the best feed for sheep.
The mechanism by which the action of feeding is produced; a feed motion.
The motion, or act, of carrying forward the stuff to be operated upon, as cloth to the needle in a sewing machine; or of producing progressive operation upon any material or object in a machine, as, in a turning lathe, by moving the cutting tool along or in the work.
The supply of material to a machine, as water to a steam boiler, coal to a furnace, or grain to a run of stones.
The water supplied to steam boilers.
To be nourished, strengthened, or satisfied, as if by food.