Definitions of feeder
  1. noun
    an outdoor device that supplies food for wild birds
    synonyms: bird feeder, birdfeeder
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    an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
  2. noun
    someone who consumes food for nourishment
    synonyms: eater
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    someone who eats greedily or voraciously
    a person eating a meal (especially in a restaurant)
    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
    a hasty eater who swallows large mouthfuls
    someone who is eating lunch
    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
    a person who eats all kinds of foods
    picknicker, picnicker
    a person who is picnicking
    gorger, scoffer
    someone who eats food rapidly and greedily
    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
    a strict vegetarian; someone who eats no animal or dairy products at all
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    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
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    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
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    a branch of a river that flows away from the main stream and does not rejoin it
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    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
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    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
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    domestic animal, domesticated animal
    any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment
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