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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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  • The Newest Champion of Local Food: City Hall
    If your city has a thriving local food scene, you probably owe thanks to the restaurants and farmers markets, advocacy groups and nonprofits, and small farmers and conscientious residents who worked together to help build it—not your mayor or city council member. Save for the relatively recent addition in some cities of food initiatives or sustainability “czar Read more on this news related to 'Food'
  • Uganda's October inflation up as non-food prices rise
    KAMPALA (Reuters) - A rise in non-food prices lifted Uganda's headline inflation rate to 1.8 percent in the year to October from 1.4 percent in the year to September, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics said on Friday. The Ugandan central bank has forecast that over the next three months annual core inflation will range from 2 to 4 percent and this fiscal year the Read more on this news related to 'Food'
  • NuTek Food Science Achieves Unprecedented Levels of Sodium Reduction with the Support of Its Significant Patent ...
    NuTek Food Science, the company behind two revolutionary salt products, NuTek Salt and Salt for Life®, announces that it currently has seven patents issued and eleven pending relating to sodium reduction in mainstream foods. Read more on this news related to 'Food'

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