from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Material, usually of plant or animal origin, that contains or consists of essential body nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals, and is ingested and assimilated by an organism to produce energy, stimulate growth, and maintain life.
- n. A specified kind of nourishment: breakfast food; plant food.
- n. Nourishment eaten in solid form: food and drink.
- n. Something that nourishes or sustains in a way suggestive of physical nourishment: food for thought; food for the soul.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any substance that is or can be consumed by living organisms, especially by eating, in order to sustain life.
- n. Anything intended to supply energy or nourishment of an entity or idea.
- n. A foodstuff.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. What is fed upon; that which goes to support life by being received within, and assimilated by, the organism of an animal or a plant; nutriment; aliment; especially, what is eaten by animals for nourishment.
- n. Anything that instructs the intellect, excites the feelings, or molds habits of character; that which nourishes.
- transitive v. To supply with food.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. What is eaten for nourishment; whatever supplies nourishment to organic bodies; nutriment; aliment; victuals; provisions: as, the food of animals consists mainly of organic substances; a great scarcity of food; the food of plants.
- n. Hence Anything that sustains, nourishes, and augments.
- n. Anything serving as material for consumption or use.
- n. A person fed or brought up; a person, as a child, under nurture; in an extended sense, any person; a creature.
- n. Synonyms Provender, etc. (see feed, n.); sustenance, fare, cheer, viands.
- To feed; supply; figuratively, to soothe; flatter; entertain with promises.
- n. An improper form of feud.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
- n. anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking
- n. any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment
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First low carb won't of itself change any of those emotional issues 90+ % obese/overweight people have with food (while I believe food is to be enjoyed, the whole concept of comfort food is a dangerous one for many people) What low carb does (and low fat doesn't) is give people some breathing space without physical hunger which is a golden chance to deal with those other problems.
A spokesman for Carl's Jr., responding to the food quality issue at Casa, said something to the effect people don't go there for the food...not a good thing for the parent company to say!
_ If people with no money had all the food they needed, that meant _food itself had no value in the marketplace_.
These cram it, not with lectures on political economy, books on international law, or any thing of that sort, but with food much more to its taste -- the very best honey, and a kind of _royal food_, which I suppose it is considered high treason for a subject to touch.
He prepared some thick pieces of cardboard and printed on each card, in large letters, such words as _Bone_, _Food_, _Out_, &c. He first gave the dog food in a saucer on the card _food_, and then he placed an empty saucer on a blank card.
Herald's College, in return for a part of the proceeds of that bill, which was drawn _to pay for the food of the soldiers who drove the convicts, who produced the food_.
Because, from their very birth, they have an _abundance_ of _good_ food; not only of _food_, but of _rich_ food.
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Section 201 (f) provides the definition of food: "The term ´food´ means (1) articles used for food or drink for man or other animals, (2) chewing gum, and (3) articles used for components of any such article."