feeder meaning

[ 'fi:də ] Pronunciation:   "feeder" in a sentence
Noun: feeder  feedu(r)
  1. An animal being fattened or suitable for fattening 
  2. Someone who consumes food for nourishment
    - eater 
  3. A branch that flows into the main stream
    - tributary, confluent, affluent 
  4. A machine that automatically provides a supply of some material
    "the feeder discharged feed into a trough for the livestock"
    - self-feeder 
  5. An outdoor device that supplies food for wild birds
    - bird feeder, birdfeeder 
  6. An animal that feeds on a particular source of food
    "a bark feeder"; "a mud feeder"

Derived forms: feeders

See also: feed

Type of: animal, animate being, beast, branch, brute, consumer, creature, device, domestic animal, domesticated animal, fauna, machine

Encyclopedia: Feeder


In power distribution, a group of electric conductors which originate at a main distribution center and supply one or more secondary distribution centers, one or more branch-circuit distribution centers, or a combination of these.


In a water distribution system, a water pipe connecting an appliance to the water supply system.

1. A conductor or set of conductors that carries electric power from one point to another.
2. The transmission line connecting a transmitter to an antenna.


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  1. pigs are voracious feeders.
  2. the barnacle and the clam are two examples of filter feeders.
  3. proper orientation of feeders and waterers promotes good performance.
  4. the ultrabasic bodies are generally concordant intrusions, with related feeder dikes.
  5. the distribution of electric energy is accomplished by dividing and subdividing large-capacity feeders into feeders of smaller and smaller capacity.

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