food vs nutrient what difference

what is difference between food and nutrient

English

Etymology

From Middle English fode, foode, from Old English fōda (food), from Proto-Germanic *fōdô (food), from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂- (to guard, graze, feed). Cognate with Scots fuid (food), Low German föde, vöde (food), West Frisian fiedsel (food), Dutch voedsel (food) Danish føde (food), Swedish föda (food), Icelandic fæða, fæði (food), Gothic ???????????????????????????? (fōdeins, food), Latin pānis (bread, food), Latin pāscō (feed, nourish, verb). Related to fodder, foster.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: fo͞od, IPA(key): /fuːd/
  • (General American) enPR: fo͞od, IPA(key): /fud/
  • Rhymes: -uːd

Noun

food (usually uncountable, plural foods)

  1. (uncountable) Any solid substance that can be consumed by living organisms, especially by eating, in order to sustain life.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:food
  2. (countable) A foodstuff.
    Synonyms: (archaic, now only humorous or regional) belly-timber, foodstuff, provender; see also Thesaurus:food
    • 2006, C Williams, J Buttriss, Improving the Fat Content of Foods →ISBN, page 492:
      Variation and changes in the trans fatty acid content of different foods, especially in processed foods, further complicate such estimates.
  3. (uncountable, figuratively) Anything that nourishes or sustains.
    Hyponym: brainfood
    • 1798, William Wordsworth, Tintern Abbey
      In this moment there is life and food / For future years.

Usage notes

  • Adjectives often applied to “food”: raw, cooked, baked, fried, grilled, processed, healthy, unhealthy, wholesome, nutritious, safe, toxic, tainted, adulterated, tasty, delicious, fresh, stale, sweet, sour, spicy, exotic, marine.

Synonyms

  • (substance consumed by living organisms): belly-timber (archaic, now only humorous or regional), chow (slang), comestible (formal), eats (slang), feed (for domesticated animals), fodder (for domesticated animals), foodstuffs, nosh (slang), nourishment, provender, sustenance, victuals

Derived terms

Related terms

  • feed
  • fodder

Translations

See also

  • breakfast
  • brunch
  • dinner
  • dunch
  • lunch, luncheon
  • meal
  • supper
  • Category:Foods

Further reading

  • food on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • food on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons

Anagrams

  • do of, doof


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin nūtriēns, present participle of nūtriō (I suckle, nourish, foster).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈnjuː.tɹi.ənt/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈnuː.tɹi.ənt/

Noun

nutrient (plural nutrients)

  1. A source of nourishment, such as food, that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue.
    • 2012, George Monbiot, Guardian Weekly, August 24, p.20
      Even second-generation biofuels, made from crop wastes or wood, are an environmental disaster, either extending the cultivated area or removing the straw and stovers which protect the soil from erosion and keep carbon and nutrients in the ground.

Synonyms

  • nutriment

Derived terms

  • antinutrient

Translations

Adjective

nutrient (comparative more nutrient, superlative most nutrient)

  1. Providing nourishment.

Translations

Related terms

  • nourish
  • nourishment
  • nurse
  • nursery
  • nutriment
  • nutrition
  • nutritional
  • nutritious
  • nutritive

Further reading

  • nutrient in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • nutrient in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Catalan

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin nutriens, nutrientem.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Valencian) IPA(key): /nu.tɾiˈent/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /nu.tɾiˈen/

Noun

nutrient m (plural nutrients)

  1. nutrient

Related terms

  • nodrir

Further reading

  • “nutrient” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “nutrient” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “nutrient” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.

Latin

Verb

nūtrient

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of nūtriō

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