feeding
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈfiːdɪŋ/
Verb
  1. present participle of feed#English|feed
Noun

feeding (plural feedings)

  1. An instance of giving food.
    • 1750, The Universal Magazine (volume 7, page 52)
      […] they are nevertheless always like the lion's keeper, who, when by long patience, a thousand feedings, and a thousand clawings, he hath made a fierce lion familiar, yet never gives him meat, but with pulling back his hand, always in fear […]
  2. An instance of eating (usually said of animals).
  3. (dated) That which is eaten; food.
  4. (dated) That which furnishes or affords food, especially for animals; pastureland.
  5. The loading of material into a machine that will process it.
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