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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 food /ˈfud/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 food /ˈfud/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Food, v. t. To supply with food. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Food n.
 1. 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.
 Note:In a physiological sense, true aliment is to be distinguished as that portion of the food which is capable of being digested and absorbed into the blood, thus furnishing nourishment, in distinction from the indigestible matter which passes out through the alimentary canal as fæces.
 Note:Foods are divided into two main groups: nitrogenous, or proteid, foods, i.e., those which contain nitrogen, and nonnitrogenous, i.e., those which do not contain nitrogen. The latter group embraces the fats and carbohydrates, which collectively are sometimes termed heat producers or respiratory foods, since by oxidation in the body they especially subserve the production of heat. The proteids, on the other hand, are known as plastic foods or tissue formers, since no tissue can be formed without them.  These latter terms, however, are misleading, since proteid foods may also give rise to heat both directly and indirectly, and the fats and carbohydrates are useful in other ways than in producing heat.
 2. Anything that instructs the intellect, excites the feelings, or molds habits of character; that which nourishes.
    This may prove food to my displeasure.   --Shak.
 In this moment there is life and food
 For future years.   --Wordsworth.
 Note:Food is often used adjectively or in self-explaining compounds, as in food fish or food-fish, food supply.
 Food vacuole Zool., one of the spaces in the interior of a protozoan in which food is contained, during digestion.
 Food yolk. Biol. See under Yolk.
 Syn: -- Aliment; sustenance; nutriment; feed; fare; victuals; provisions; meat.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give
           energy and build tissue [syn: nutrient]
      2: any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a
         source of nourishment; "food and drink"
      3: anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking [syn: food
         for thought, intellectual nourishment]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    Originally the Creator granted the use of the vegetable world
    for food to man (Gen. 1:29), with the exception mentioned
    (2:17). The use of animal food was probably not unknown to the
    antediluvians. There is, however, a distinct law on the subject
    given to Noah after the Deluge (Gen. 9:2-5). Various articles of
    food used in the patriarchal age are mentioned in Gen. 18:6-8;
    25:34; 27:3, 4; 43:11. Regarding the food of the Israelites in
    Egypt, see Ex. 16:3; Num. 11:5. In the wilderness their ordinary
    food was miraculously supplied in the manna. They had also
    quails (Ex. 16:11-13; Num. 11:31).
      In the law of Moses there are special regulations as to the
    animals to be used for food (Lev. 11; Deut. 14:3-21). The Jews
    were also forbidden to use as food anything that had been
    consecrated to idols (Ex. 34:15), or animals that had died of
    disease or had been torn by wild beasts (Ex. 22:31; Lev. 22:8).
    (See also for other restrictions Ex. 23:19; 29:13-22; Lev.
    3:4-9; 9:18, 19; 22:8; Deut. 14:21.) But beyond these
    restrictions they had a large grant from God (Deut. 14:26;
    32:13, 14).
      Food was prepared for use in various ways. The cereals were
    sometimes eaten without any preparation (Lev. 23:14; Deut.
    23:25; 2 Kings 4:42). Vegetables were cooked by boiling (Gen.
    25:30, 34; 2 Kings 4:38, 39), and thus also other articles of
    food were prepared for use (Gen. 27:4; Prov. 23:3; Ezek. 24:10;
    Luke 24:42; John 21:9). Food was also prepared by roasting (Ex.
    12:8; Lev. 2:14). (See COOK.)