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food

EN[fuːd] [fud] [-uːd]
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  • 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
      • Advertising for fast food can reinforce unhealthy dietary tendencies.
      • Convincing fussy eaters to try new foods is like trying to get blood out of a stone.
      • Heat sterilization is used during canning so the food can be safely stored for long periods.
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • Food may regurgitate from the stomach into the mouth.
      • Food is assimilated and converted into organic tissue.
    3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • We administered the medicine to our dog by mixing it in his food.
      • My cat looks underweight, so I'll fatten him up with higher calorie cat food.
      • All the food on the menu looked delicious, so I tried to narrow down my choices to only healthy foods.
  • 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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