provender
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈpɹɒvɪndə/, /ˈpɹɒvəndə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈpɹɑːvəndɚ/
Noun

provender (uncountable)

  1. (dated) Food, especially for livestock.
    Synonyms: fodder, Thesaurus:food
    • 1663, Hudibras, by Samuel Butler, part 1, canto 2
      He ripp'd the womb up of his mother, / Dame Tellus, 'cause he wanted fother, / And provender, wherewith to feed / Himself and his less cruel steed.
Translations Verb

provender (provenders, present participle provendering; past and past participle provendered)

  1. (transitive) To feed.
    • 1911, International Horseshoers' Monthly Magazine (volume 12, page 35)
      One night, after several days of continuous plowing, and after the ox and mule had been stabled and provendered for the night, the ox said to the mule […]



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