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food meaning

EN[fuːd] [fud] [-uːd]
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WFood
  • Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals.
  • Historically, people secured food through two methods: hunting and gathering, and agriculture. Today, most of the food energy required by the ever increasing population of the world is supplied by the food industry.
  • Food safety and food security are monitored by agencies like the International Association for Food Protection, World Resources Institute, World Food Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization, and International Food Information Council.
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    Definition of food in English Dictionary

  • NounPLfoods
    1. NU Any substance that can be consumed by living organisms, especially by eating, in order to sustain life.
      1. The innkeeper brought them food and drink. ‎
    2. NC A foodstuff.
      1. This shop stocks many hundreds of different foods. ‎
    3. NU (figuratively) Anything that nourishes or sustains.
      1. The man's inspiring speech gave us food for thought. ‎
      2. Mozart and Bach are food for my soul.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • “The people in the south treat the northeast as a subrace of Brazilians,” said Roberto Quiñiero, who owns a small food market in Pedreiras.
      • But this rush to chocolatize anything edible hurts the psyche of bona-fide chocolate lovers who know that chocolate's true mission is not to complement other foods but to be the focus.
      • The poor peasant was forced to unthatch his house to obtain food for his horse.
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • Food is assimilated and converted into organic tissue.
      • Food may regurgitate from the stomach into the mouth.
    3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • You wouldn't be so sympathetic if she were ugly and coarsehanded, like a woman who has worked for her food.
      • Their flesh, doctors thought, was more poriferous and absorbed more fluidity from the food.
      • My cat looks underweight, so I'll fatten him up with higher calorie cat food.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Countable nouns
        • Singularia tantum
          • Uncountable nouns
      Related Links:
      1. en foodstuff
      2. en foods
      3. en foody
      4. en foodie
      5. en fooder
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of food for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "food" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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