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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 need to be healthy. People need to eat protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals to be healthy. Liquids used for energy and nutrition are often called "drinks".

Food for humans is mostly made through farming or gardening, and 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 transformed by industrial processes (the food industry). Processed food usually contains several natural ingredients and food additives (such as preservative, 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 banks serve hungry college students
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  • More food banks serve hungry college students
    The food pantry at Stony Brook University is one of more than 100 to open on college campuses in the past six years. They may be studying at high-priced institutions, but a growing number of U.S. college students rely on food pantries for their next meal. Read more on this news related to 'Food'
  • This Tricked-Out Bus Is Bringing Organic Fruits and Veggies to Food Deserts
    Drive around the typical low-income community, and you’ll find fast-food joints and corner stores that are stocked with canned goods and candy bars. Grocery stores with shelves full of fresh kale and apples simply aren’t the norm. But thanks to a partnership among a nonprofit, an architecture firm, and local government offices, a retrofitted bus is bringing he Read more on this news related to 'Food'

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