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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 Sample Sentences in News


  • 9 Food, Dining and Fitness Trends We'll See in 2015
    Will 2015 be the year of ugly vegetables, fermented food and high-intensity interval training? Experts are beginning to weigh in on 2015 trends, and there are some interesting predictions that indicate we're expanding our palates and yearning for changes to our exercise regime. Here are some of the top predictions for food, restaurant and fitness trends: Read more on this news related to 'Food'
  • Food Donation Bin for Walmart Workers Reignites Debate Over Low Wages
    It makes sense for a company to pay its employees enough money that they can afford to cook a Thanksgiving dinner. But for the second year in a row, a canned food donation bin for employees who are too broke to afford a turkey with all the trimmings has been photographed in a Walmart store. Read more on this news related to 'Food'
  • Top nutritionists share their food trend insights
    The annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics was held last month in Atlanta, Georgia. Read more on this news related to 'Food'

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