feeder

Definitions of feeder
  1. noun
    an outdoor device that supplies food for wild birds
    synonyms: bird feeder, birdfeeder
    see moresee less
    type of:
    device
    an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
  2. noun
    someone who consumes food for nourishment
    synonyms: eater
    see moresee less
    types:
    show 16 types...
    hide 16 types...
    devourer
    someone who eats greedily or voraciously
    diner
    a person eating a meal (especially in a restaurant)
    dunker
    an eater who dips food into a liquid before eating it
    glutton, gourmand, gourmandizer, trencherman
    a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess
    gobbler
    a hasty eater who swallows large mouthfuls
    luncher
    someone who is eating lunch
    mouth
    a person conceived as a consumer of food
    mycophage, mycophagist
    a person or animal who eats fungi (especially mushrooms)
    nosher, snacker
    someone who eats lightly or eats snacks between meals
    omnivore
    a person who eats all kinds of foods
    picknicker, picnicker
    a person who is picnicking
    gorger, scoffer
    someone who eats food rapidly and greedily
    vegetarian
    eater of fruits and grains and nuts; someone who eats no meat or fish or (often) any animal products
    carver, cutter
    someone who carves the meat
    dining companion, tablemate
    someone you dine with
    vegan
    a strict vegetarian; someone who eats no animal or dairy products at all
    type of:
    consumer
    a person who uses goods or services
  3. noun
    an animal that feeds on a particular source of food
    “a bark feeder
    “a mud feeder
    see moresee less
    type of:
    animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna
    a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
  4. noun
    a branch that flows into the main stream
    synonyms: affluent, confluent, tributary
    see moresee less
    Antonyms:
    distributary
    a branch of a river that flows away from the main stream and does not rejoin it
    type of:
    branch
    a stream or river connected to a larger one
  5. noun
    a machine that automatically provides a supply of some material
    “the feeder discharged feed into a trough for the livestock”
    synonyms: self-feeder
    see moresee less
    type of:
    machine
    any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
  6. noun
    an animal being fattened or suitable for fattening
    see moresee less
    type of:
    domestic animal, domesticated animal
    any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment
Word Family