Food

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Etymology

From Middle English {{enm|foode}}, {{enm|fode}}, from Old English {{ang|fōda||food}}, from Proto-Germanic {{gem-pro|*fōdô||food}}, from Proto-Indo-European {{ine-pro|*peh₂-||to guard, graze, feed}}. Cognate with Scots {{sco|fuid||food}},
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{{nds|föde}}, {{nds|vöde||food}}, {{da|føde||food}}, {{sv|föda||food}}, {{is|fæða}}, {{is|fæði||food}}, Gothic {{got|𐍆𐍉𐌳𐌴𐌹𐌽𐍃||food}}, {{la|pānis||bread, food}}, {{la|pāscō||feed, nourish}}. Related to [[fodder#|fodder]], [[foster#|foster]].

Pronunciation

Noun

Food (usually uncountable; plural [[Foods#|Foods]])
  1. (Articlesuncountable) Any substance that can be consumed by living organisms, especially by eating, in order to sustain life.
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  2. (Articlescountable) A foodstuff.
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  3. (ArticlesuncountableArticles, figuratively) Anything that nourishes or sustains.
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    Mozart and Bach are food for my soul.

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.

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