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From Middle English fode, foode, from Old English f?da (food), from Proto-Germanic *f?dô (food), from Proto-Indo-European *peh?- (to guard, graze, feed). Cognate with Scots fuid (food), Low German föde, vöde (food), West Frisian fiedsel (food), Dutch voedsel (food) Danish føde (food), Swedish föda (food), Icelandic fæða, fæði (food), Gothic ???????????????????????????? (f?deins, food), Latin p?nis (bread, food), Latin p?sc? (feed, nourish, verb). Related to fodder, foster.


  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: fo?od, IPA(key): /fu?d/
  • (General American) enPR: fo?od, IPA(key): /fud/
  • Rhymes: -u?d


food (usually uncountable, plural foods)

  1. (uncountable) Any solid substance that can be consumed by living organisms, especially by eating, in order to sustain life.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:food
  2. (countable) A foodstuff.
    Synonyms: (archaic, now only humorous or regional) belly-timber, foodstuff, provender; see also Thesaurus:food
    • 2006, C Williams, J Buttriss, Improving the Fat Content of Foods ?ISBN, page 492:
      Variation and changes in the trans fatty acid content of different foods, especially in processed foods, further complicate such estimates.
  3. (uncountable, figuratively) Anything that nourishes or sustains.
    Hyponym: brainfood
    • 1798, William Wordsworth, Tintern Abbey
      In this moment there is life and food / For future years.

Usage notes

  • Adjectives often applied to "food": raw, cooked, baked, fried, grilled, processed, healthy, unhealthy, wholesome, nutritious, safe, toxic, tainted, adulterated, tasty, delicious, fresh, stale, sweet, sour, spicy, exotic, marine.


  • (substance consumed by living organisms): belly-timber (archaic, now only humorous or regional), chow (slang), comestible (formal), eats (slang), feed (for domesticated animals), fodder (for domesticated animals), foodstuffs, nosh (slang), nourishment, provender, sustenance, victuals

Derived terms

Related terms

  • feed
  • fodder


See also

  • breakfast
  • brunch
  • dinner
  • dunch
  • lunch, luncheon
  • meal
  • supper
  • Category:Foods

Further reading

  • food on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • food on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons


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franken- +? food


  • enPR: fr?ngk'(?)n-fo?od", IPA(key): /?f?æ?k(?)n?fu?d/


frankenfood (countable and uncountable, plural frankenfoods)

  1. (colloquial, derogatory) Genetically modified food.

Alternative forms

  • Frankenfood

Related terms

  • Frankenstein
  • frankenword

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