how to pronounce feed


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feed is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of feed in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… trawl Midland will also feed on the same …”

meanings of feed


  1. To pass to.
  2. To create the environment where another phonological rule can apply; to be applied before another rule.
  3. To give (someone or something) to (someone or something else) as food.
  4. To give to a machine to be processed.
  5. To satisfy, gratify, or minister to (a sense, taste, desire, etc.).
  6. To give (someone or something) food to eat.
  7. Simple past tense and past participle of fee.
  8. To supply with something.
  9. To graze; to cause to be cropped by feeding, as herbage by cattle.
  10. To create the syntactic environment in which another syntactic rule is applied; to be applied before another syntactic rule.
  11. To eat (usually of animals).


  1. The forward motion of the material fed into a machine.
  2. Food given to (especially herbivorous) animals.
  3. A straight man who delivers lines to the comedian during a performance.
  4. A gathering to eat, especially in quantity.
  5. A meal.
  6. The part of a machine that supplies the material to be operated upon.
  7. Something supplied continuously.
  8. Encapsulated online content, such as news or a blog, that can be subscribed to.

feed frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word feed occurs in english on average 43.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics feed can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that feed can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) food and health;

3) people, society, and culture;

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