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feeder

FEE'DER, n.

1. One that gives food, or supplies nourishment.

2. One who furnishes incentives; an encourager.

The feeder of my riots.

3. One that eats or subsists; as, small birds are feeders on grain or seeds.

4. One that fattens cattle for slaughter.

5. A fountain, stream or channel that supplies a main canal with water.

Feeder of a vein, in mining, a short cross vein.



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FEE'DER, n.

1. One that gives food, or supplies nourishment.

2. One who furnishes incentives; an encourager.

The feeder of my riots.

3. One that eats or subsists; as, small birds are feeders on grain or seeds.

4. One that fattens cattle for slaughter.

5. A fountain, stream or channel that supplies a main canal with water.

Feeder of a vein, in mining, a short cross vein.

FEED-ER, n.

  1. One that gives food, or supplies nourishment.
  2. One who furnishes incentives; an encourager. The feeder of my riots. Shak.
  3. One that eats or subsists; as, small birds are feeders on grain or seeds.
  4. One that fattens cattle for slaughter. United States.
  5. A fountain, stream or channel that supplies a main canal with water. Feeder of a vein, in mining, a short cross vein. Cyc.

Feed"er
  1. One who, or that which, gives food or supplies nourishment; steward.

    A couple of friends, his chaplain and feeder. Goldsmith.

  2. One who furnishes incentives; an encourager.

    "The feeder of my riots." Shak.
  3. One who eats or feeds; specifically, an animal to be fed or fattened.

    With eager feeding, food doth choke the feeder. Shak.

  4. One who fattens cattle for slaughter.
  5. A stream that flows into another body of water; a tributary; specifically (Hydraulic Engin.), a water course which supplies a canal or reservoir by gravitation or natural flow.
  6. A branch railroad, stage line, or the like; a side line which increases the business of the main line.
  7. A small lateral lode falling into the main lode or mineral vein.

    Ure. (b)
  8. An auxiliary part of a machine which supplies or leads along the material operated upon.
  9. A device for supplying steam boilers with water as needed.
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Feeder

FEE'DER, noun

1. One that gives food, or supplies nourishment.

2. One who furnishes incentives; an encourager.

The feeder of my riots.

3. One that eats or subsists; as, small birds are feeders on grain or seeds.

4. One that fattens cattle for slaughter.

5. A fountain, stream or channel that supplies a main canal with water.

Feeder of a vein, in mining, a short cross vein.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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