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Food Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue
  • anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking
  • any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment; "food and drink"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue ,
  • any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment; "food and drink" ,
  • anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking

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Food Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Food is material that comes from animals or plants. It is eaten by living things to provide energy and nutrition. Food contains the nutrition that people and animals need to be healthy. It contains protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. Liquids used for energy and nutrition are often called "drinks".

Food for humans is mostly made through farming or gardening. It includes animal and vegetable sources. Some people refuse to eat food from animal origin, like meat, eggs, and products with milk in them. Not eating meat is called vegetarianism. Not eating or using any animal products is called veganism.

Food produced by farmers or gardeners can be changed by industrial processes (the food industry). Processed food usually contains several natural ingredients and food additives (such as preservatives, antioxidants, emulsifiers, flavour enhancers, etc.).



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'Food' example sentence in quotations


* From the oyster to the eagle, from the swine to the tiger, all animals are to be found in men and each of them exists in some man, sometimes several at the time. Animals are nothing but the portrayal of our virtues and vices made manifest to our eyes, the visible reflections of our souls. God displays them to us to give us food for thought. - Victor Hugo

* Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. - Mark Twain

* A day out-of-doors, someone I loved to talk with, a good book and some simple food and music -- that would be rest. - Roosevelt, Eleanor


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Food Sample Sentences in News


  • Our Food-Safety System Is A Patchwork With Big Holes, Critics Say
    More than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. Critics say the system has gaps, and we'd all be safer if federal food safety efforts were under one roof. Read more on this news related to 'Food'
  • For Britain's poorest, food aid becomes a way of life
    Clutching a bag of pasta, canned pears and beef, David Kirk leaves a food bank in one of Britain's poorest corners -- his sixth visit in a few weeks. "It's certainly a big help," the tattooed 54-year-old said as he loaded the free supplies into his car in the town of Camborne in Cornwall in the southwest of England. The growing numbers of Britons Read more on this news related to 'Food'
  • Food Emulsifiers Market By Product (Mono, Di-Glycerides & Derivatives, Lecithin, Stearoyl Lactylates, Sorbitan Esters ...
    San Francisco, California -- Global food emulsifiers market is expected to reach USD 3.18 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing demand for bakery products coupled ... Read more on this news related to 'Food'

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