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Food appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Farrell's features fabulous food 'n' fantastic fountain fantasies for frolicking, fun-filled festive families.

Food appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Do offer a ref food.
  • Food, a lass, salad - oof!
  • Do off-folio flat ego trials flow at a wolf’s lair to get alfoil off food?
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Usage statistics for the noun food:

spoken English35.57%written English64.43% conversational speech53.25%task-oriented speech46.75% imaginative writing40.15%informational writing59.85%
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The word food is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun food

What does food mean as a name of something?

Food is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: foods

  1. any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
  2. any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment
    • example: food and drink
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • synonym of food: solid food
    • more generic word: solid = matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure
    • more specific terms:
      • leftovers = food remaining from a previous meal
      • fresh foods / fresh food = food that is not preserved by canning or dehydration or freezing or smoking
      • convenience food = any packaged dish or food that can be prepared quickly and easily as by thawing or heating
      • chocolate = a food made from roasted ground cacao beans
      • baked goods = foods (like breads and cakes and pastries) that are cooked in an oven
      • loaf = a quantity of food (other than bread) formed in a particular shape
      • meat = the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
      • alimentary paste / pasta = shaped and dried dough made from flour and water and sometimes egg
      • health food = any natural or prepared food popularly believed to promote good health
      • junk food = food that tastes good but is high in calories having little nutritional value
      • breakfast food = any food (especially cereal) usually served for breakfast
      • green groceries / garden truck / green goods / produce = fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market
      • coconut meat / coconut = the edible white meat of a coconut
      • dika bread = somewhat astringent paste prepared by grinding and heating seeds of the African wild mango
      • fish = the flesh of fish used as food
      • seafood = edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc
      • butter = an edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or cream
      • yoghourt / yoghurt / yogurt = a custard-like food made from curdled milk
      • cheese = a solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk
      • slop = weak or watery unappetizing food or drink
    • part of: nutrient = any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
  3. anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking


Food a.k.a. Food Records was a record label set up in 1984 by David Balfe, who later took on Andy Ross as his partner. Originally formed as an independent record label with distribution going through Rough Trade Distribution, Food also Universal licenced acts WEA Records, before becoming closely associated with the EMI group's Parlophone label. In 1988 Stevo that got on flight to USA bring back Artists Dubstar and Recording contract to assist EMI' Food EMI invested in the label and then in 1994 EMI gained complete control and folded it into Parlophone in 2000.


  1. Food is an experimental jazz band initiated by Ian Bellamy and Thomas Strønen after a coincidental meeting first in Trondheim, Norway and later in Molde 1997. They got two jobs at Moldejazz 1998, that were recorded, and the first album Food was a fact.
  2. Food is a musical group.
    • album: "Forever Is a Dream"

There are other groups with in their name, like Good Food, Angel Food, Food Brain, Chewed Food, Belfast Food, Food pyramid, Dog Food Five, Electric Food, Food for Worms, Elmer Food Beat, Food for Animals, Fast Food Rockers, Fast Food Orchestra, Fast Food Funkateers, Pure Food and Drug Act and school food punishment.


  1. "Food" is a book by T. P. Coultate.
    • also known as "Food: the chemistry of its components"
  2. "Food" is a 1996 JBF Awards winning article by Jane Snow.
    • released on (19 years ago)
    • award:
      • James Beard Award for Newspaper Writing on Diet, Nutrition and Health nomination for Jane Snow
      • James Beard Award for Newspaper Writing on Diet, Nutrition and Health, received by Jane Snow
  3. "Food" is a book by Leon Gray & John Woodward.
    • also known as Our food
  4. "Food" is a book by Bertram Baynes Fowler.
    • also known as "Food, a weapon for victory"


"Food" is a 1992 Czech animated short film directed by Jan Švankmajer that uses claymation and pixilation. It examines the human relationship with food by showing breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


  1. "Food" is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Kelis, released on April 18, 2014, becoming her first album released under Ninja Tune Records. In 2007, Jive dropped Kelis, and she later signed to Interscope and Music Group in 2009, through the label she released her fifth studio album, Flesh Tone, which saw Kelis experiment with a dance sound. In 2011 Kelis began work on the follow up to Flesh Tone, however she left Interscope and signed to Federal Prism, before officially signing to the British independent label Ninja Tune for the release of Food.
  2. "Food" is the debut album from London based rock band Zico Chain, Anaemia and Where Would You Rather be? where released as singles from the album along with music videos.
    • genre: Hard rock
    • released on (7 years ago)
  3. "Food" is a musical single of The Lovely Eggs.
    • released on
  4. "Food" is a musical EP of Horse the Band.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  5. "Food" is a musical album of Jelly Planet.
    • released in (12 years ago)


Food a.k.a. Moanda Airport is an airport serving Moanda, a town in the Haut-Ogooué Province in Gabon.


  1. Food a.k.a. Food Manufacturing is an industry.
  2. Food: Episode 1 of Bee and PuppyCat: The Series.
  3. The food this nutrition information is about. Note that "food" in this case refers to a specific formulation of a food according to the data provider, such as a government agency or the food's manufacturer.
  4. Food is a 1995 JBF Awards nominated magazine series by Jeffrey Steingarten.

Phrases with Food

Phrases starting with the word Food:

  1. food web
  2. Food Baby
  3. food bank
  4. Food Coma
  5. Food Crop
  6. food fish
  7. Food Pipe
  8. food shop

Phrases ending with the word Food:

  1. buy food
  2. cat food
  3. dog food
  4. pet food
  5. pet-food
  6. Agri-Food
  7. Baby food
  8. bird food
  9. fast food
  10. fast-food
  11. Fish food
  12. junk food

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Food

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Google previewThe Bhagavad Gita: A Text and Commentary for Students

Food is the topic of this and the following three verses. Just as the level of consciousness of...

Substantial food is that which is nourishing and that sustains the body for a long time, energizing it over a long period. Oily or fatty, oleaginous food ...

Google previewThe American Kitchen Magazine (1896)

Professor Atwater says: “First, food is that which, taken into the body, builds up its tissues and keeps them in repair or which is consumed in the body to yield energy in the form of heat to keep it warm and create strength for its work. “ Second ...

Google previewTheories of Counseling and Psychotherapy (2011)

An Integrative Approach by Elsie Jones-Smith

The food is a positive reinforcer for the hungry rat. The rat presses the...



Food is a basic requirement of man than even shelter and clothing. It is the source of nutrients and provides the energy required for all activities of a human body, such as growth, repair of the damaged tissues, reproduction and sustenance.

Google previewScience for Tenth Class Part 2 Biology

by Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur

Food is a kind of fuel which provides energy to all the living organisms. The living organisms use...

Thus, food is the basic requirement of all the living organisms for obtaining energy.

NUTRITION Food is an organic substance. The simplest ...

Google previewThe Pleasures of Slow Food (2013)

Celebrating Authentic Traditions, Flavors, and Recipes by Corby Kummer

Fast food is an industrial commodity, assembled by machines out of parts shipped from various factories. In many ways...

Google previewFreedom from Want (2005)

The Human Right to Adequate Food by George Kent

The right to adequate food is a human right for all people everywhere. The right to adequate food is laid out in the most important human rights document, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as the International Covenant on ...

Google previewFood, Feasts, and Faith: An Encyclopedia of Food Culture in World Religions [2 volumes] (2017)

by Paul Fieldhouse

FOOD. (CA. 600. BCE). The Taittiriya Upanishad is a Sanskrit text dating from the sixth century BCE and is part of a larger Vedic work called the Yajurveda. The Upanishads are an important source of the wisdom of ancient Hinduism.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Agricultural, Food, and Biological Engineering (Print) (2003)

by Dennis R. Heldman

INTRODUCTION Food engineering may be defined as the sum of those engineering activities associated with the processing, packaging, and delivery ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food and Color Additives (1997)

by George A. Burdock

Regulatory notes Regulatory citations Pet food uses TKPP to modify proteins enabling them to solubilize and retain moisture during storage. TKPP also increases shelf-life of products by sequestering multivalent cations responsible for lipid ...

Google previewDictionary of Healthful Food Terms (1997)

by Bev Bennett, Virginia Van Vynckt, Carolyn E. Moore

ideal weight see DESIRABLE WEIGHT Imitation cheese A food for which there is no official definition. The definition of imitation cheese follows the definition of IMITATION ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food Safety (2013)

Table 3 Food packaging materials by type with examples for typical contaminants Food packaging type Materials Typical contaminants Plastic Polyethylene terephthalate Formaldehyde Acetaldehyde Antimony Ultraviolet (UV) stabilizers ...

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Usage statistics about food

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun food:

spoken English35.57%written English64.43% conversational speech53.25%task-oriented speech46.75% imaginative writing40.15%informational writing59.85%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun food:


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Quotes about Food

On the food...
Condiments is

Making tasty of food...
Healthy is
Dustely waste...

Waste is not
Food is not

Make a food
With out condiments
Eat healthy...! (Otteri Selvakumar)
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Scrabble value of F4O1O1D2

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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