feeder

Primary Meanings of feeder

1.
n
an outdoor device that supplies food for wild birds
2.
n
a branch that flows into the main stream
3.
n
a machine that automatically provides a supply of some material
4.
n
an animal being fattened or suitable for fattening
Full Definitions of feeder
1

n an outdoor device that supplies food for wild birds

Synonyms:
bird feeder, birdfeeder
Type of:
device
an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

n someone who consumes food for nourishment

Synonyms:
eater
Types:
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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

n an animal that feeds on a particular source of food

“a bark feeder
“a mud feeder
Type of:
animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna
a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
2

n a branch that flows into the main stream

Synonyms:
affluent, confluent, tributary
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
3

n a machine that automatically provides a supply of some material

“the feeder discharged feed into a trough for the livestock”
Synonyms:
self-feeder
Type of:
machine
any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
4

n an animal being fattened or suitable for fattening

Type of:
domestic animal, domesticated animal
any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment

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