feast vs feed what difference

what is difference between feast and feed

English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: fēst, IPA(key): /fiːst/
  • Rhymes: -iːst

Etymology 1

From Middle English feeste, feste, borrowed from Old French feste, from Late Latin festa, from the plural of Latin festum (holiday, festival, feast), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dʰéh₁s (god, godhead, deity); see also Ancient Greek θεός (theós, god, goddess). More at theo-. Doublet of fete and fiesta.

Noun

feast (plural feasts)

  1. A very large meal, often of a ceremonial nature.
  2. Something delightful
  3. A festival; a holy day or holiday; a solemn, or more commonly, a joyous, anniversary.
    • The seventh day shall be a feast to the Lord.
    • Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.
Synonyms
  • banquet
Derived terms
  • afterfeast
  • feast-day
  • feast for the eyes
  • feastful
  • feastly
  • Feast of Asses
  • Feast of Fools
  • forefeast
  • Great Feasts
  • love feast
  • postfeast
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English feesten, festen, from Old French fester, from Medieval Latin festāre, from the noun. See above.

Verb

feast (third-person singular simple present feasts, present participle feasting, simple past and past participle feasted)

  1. (intransitive) To partake in a feast, or large meal.
  2. (intransitive) To dwell upon (something) with delight.
  3. (transitive) To hold a feast in honor of (someone).
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, Henry V, Act IV scene iii:
      He that shall see this day, and live old age,
      Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbors
      And say “Tomorrow is Saint Crispian.”
  4. (transitive, obsolete) To serve as a feast for; to feed sumptuously.
    • 1597-1598, Joseph Hall, Virgidemiarum
      Or once a week, perhaps, for novelty / Reez’d bacon-soords shall feast his family.
Derived terms
  • feaster
  • feast one’s eyes
Translations

Anagrams

  • Fates, Festa, TAFEs, fates, feats, festa, fetas


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfiːd/
  • Rhymes: -iːd

Etymology 1

From Middle English feden, from Old English fēdan (to feed), from Proto-Germanic *fōdijaną (to feed), from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂- (to guard, graze, feed). Cognate with West Frisian fiede (to nourish, feed), Dutch voeden (to feed), Danish føde (to bring forth, feed), Swedish föda (to bring forth, feed), Icelandic fæða (to feed), and more distantly with Latin pāscō (feed, nourish, verb) through Indo-European. More at food, fodder.

Verb

feed (third-person singular simple present feeds, present participle feeding, simple past and past participle fed)

  1. (ditransitive) To give (someone or something) food to eat.
    • If thine enemy hunger, feed him.
  2. (intransitive) To eat (usually of animals).
  3. (transitive) To give (someone or something) to (someone or something else) as food.
    • 2012 December 25 (airdate), Steven Moffat, The Snowmen (Doctor Who)
      DR SIMEON: I said I’d feed you. I didn’t say who to.
  4. (transitive) To give to a machine to be processed.
  5. (figuratively) To satisfy, gratify, or minister to (a sense, taste, desire, etc.).
    • 1596-97, William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act I, Scene iii[1]:
      If I can catch him once upon the hip, / I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him.
    • feeding him with the hope of liberty
  6. To supply with something.
  7. To graze; to cause to be cropped by feeding, as herbage by cattle.
    • Once in three years, or every other year, feed your mowing-lands.
  8. (sports, transitive) To pass to.
  9. (phonology, of a phonological rule) To create the environment where another phonological rule can apply; to be applied before another rule.
  10. (syntax, of a syntactic rule) To create the syntactic environment in which another syntactic rule is applied; to be applied before another syntactic rule.
Synonyms
  • (to give food to eat): nourish
Derived terms
  • underfeed
Translations

Noun

feed (countable and uncountable, plural feeds)

  1. (uncountable) Food given to (especially herbivorous) animals.
  2. Something supplied continuously.
  3. The part of a machine that supplies the material to be operated upon.
  4. The forward motion of the material fed into a machine.
  5. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand, colloquial, countable) A meal.
    • 184?, Henry Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor
      One proposed going to Hungerford-market to do a feed on decayed shrimps or other offal laying about the market; another proposed going to Covent-garden to do a ‘tightener’ of rotten oranges, to which I was humorously invited; []
  6. (countable) A gathering to eat, especially in quantity.
  7. (Internet) Encapsulated online content, such as news or a blog, that can be subscribed to.
  8. A straight man who delivers lines to the comedian during a performance.
    • 2020, Oliver Double, Alternative Comedy: 1979 and the Reinvention of British Stand-Up (page 38)
      Don Ward is often described as a former comic, having some experience in this area as a young man, acting as a feed for the comic actor David Lodge at Parkins Holiday Camp in Jersey []
Derived terms
Translations

Derived terms

Etymology 2

fee + -(e)d

Verb

feed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of fee

Anagrams

  • deef, e-fed

Dutch

Etymology

From English feed.

Noun

feed m (plural feeds)

  1. encapsulated online content, such as news or a blog, that can be subscribed to; a feed
  2. a mechanism on social media for users to receive updates from their network

Manx

Etymology

From Old Irish fichet (compare Scottish Gaelic fichead), genitive singular of fiche (twenty), from Proto-Celtic *wikantī (compare Welsh ugain), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁wih₁ḱm̥t (compare Latin vīgintī), from *dwi(h₁)dḱm̥ti (two-ten).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fiːdʒ/

Numeral

feed

  1. twenty

References

  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “fiche”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from English feed.

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈfid͡ʒ/

Noun

feed m (plural feeds)

  1. (Internet) feed (encapsulated online content that one can subscribe to)

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from English feed.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfid/, [ˈfið̞]

Noun

feed m (plural feeds)

  1. (Internet) feed (encapsulated online content that one can subscribe to)

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