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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
      • We resummoned the waiter when we realized our food was too salty to eat.
      • Many people take vitamin tablets as a food supplement.
      • Our family has been putting food by for generations.
    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
      • All the food on the menu looked delicious, so I tried to narrow down my choices to only healthy foods.
      • You wouldn't be so sympathetic if she were ugly and coarsehanded, like a woman who has worked for her food.
      • There’s an Indian method called dhungar, which involves setting tiny bowls of smoldering charcoal within covered casseroles of cooked 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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