Food synonyms

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A characteristic style of preparing food, often associated with a place of origin
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(Slang) Food.
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A printed list of dishes offered in a restaurant.
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(Figuratively) Nourishment, sustenance.
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The act of nourishing or the state of being nourished
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Something that sustains something else; essential support:
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Something, such as food or drink, that refreshes.
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Plural form of meal
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The food served and eaten in one sitting.
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Anything that promotes growth, development, or good health
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Plural form of edible
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Of or relating to gastronomy.
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The definition of a ration is a fixed amount of something that is provided on a regular basis, or that is the limit of how much you are permitted to have.
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(US) A style of food originating in the rural southern US, traditionally associated with African Americans. [from 20th c.]
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(Informal) A meal
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Food in general, regarded as necessary for sustaining life:
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Food with little or no nutritional value.
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A finely chopped or ground food mixed with mayonnaise, seasonings, etc. and served as on lettuce or in a sandwich
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An amount of liquid swallowed:
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Plural form of victual
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(Chiefly Brit.) The art, practice, or work of cooking
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A similar dish made with meat.
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A vegetable fat having a nearly solid consistency at ordinary temperatures.
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anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking
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A meal, esp. a light meal or snack
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Anything edible.
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Certain foods that people associate with their formative years, or with “home”; frequently simple home-cooked style food, and often the staple of diners and other informal restaurants.
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A place where the food supplies of a household are kept; pantry
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The definition of an entree is a meal's main course or the act of entering someplace.
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Plural form of eatable
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The food and drink such a plan prescribes
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A plant raised for some edible part of it, such as the leaves, roots, fruit or flowers, but excluding any plant considered to be a fruit, grain, or spice in the culinary sense.
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The short, fat, wormlike larva of certain insects, esp. of a beetle
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any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment
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Food prepared in this way
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(Archaic) nutritious
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That which sustains the mind or spirit
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Fast food is defined as cuisine prepared by restaurants that cater more towards speed and low prices than quality or nutritional value.
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(Uncountable) A dairy product made from curdled or cultured milk.
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The egg of a domestic fowl; specif., the liquid contents of a hen's egg, as used in cooking
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Food or a meal served to such a group:
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Something provided:
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Food available to be eaten
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Plural form of foodstuff
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(By extension) The result of that process, a meal.
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The definition of a chow is a breed of Chinese dog, a chow chow, with a thick coat and a black tongue.
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(Chiefly in the plural) Anything that can be eaten; food. [From 19th c.]
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A central section of (usually an older) town, designated as a shared area, a common.
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Things ingested
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Any of various similar substances exuded by certain plants and insects
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Mental or spiritual refreshment.
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A very choice or delicious dish.
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(Informal, Dial.) Articles of food, esp. when prepared for use
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(Intransitive) To prepare (unspecified) food for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.
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A source of nourishment, such as food, that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue.
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The flesh of such animals used as food.
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A substance, such as an extract or spice, that imparts flavor.
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A bird, such as a duck, goose, turkey, or pheasant, that is used as food or hunted as game.
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A liquid or soft mixture served with food to add flavor or enhance its general appeal
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Providing nourishment; nourishing.
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A consumable, often inferior item or resource that is in demand and usually abundant supply:
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A small bite or portion of food
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The environmental influences that contribute to the development of an individual; see also nature.
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Something edible; a comestible.
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Material that feeds a fire.
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Plural form of viand
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A food believed to be highly beneficial to health, especially a food grown organically and free of chemical additives.
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A rich sweet confection made with sugar and often flavored or combined with fruits or nuts.
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The definition of a fruit is the mature ovary of a flowering plant that is edible and usually eaten raw.
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Any of various potable liquids resembling milk, such as coconut milk or soymilk.
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A dessert containing primarily oranges and flaked coconut.
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A snack or light meal.
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A liquid to consume, usually excluding water; a drink. This may include tea, coffee, liquor, beer, milk, juice, or soft drinks.
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An instance of material which may be used as food.
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Money, favors, etc. received because of association with public office
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Plural form of store
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The sounding board of a harp.
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A flat rounded mass of hashed or chopped food that is baked or fried; a patty.
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A usually sweet course, as of pie, cake, or ice cream, served at the end of a meal
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(Plural only) Delicacies; exotic or expensive foods.
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Relating to aliment
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The definition of omnivorous is feeding on both plants and meat or taking anything available.
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Eating many types of food.
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Lightness of spirits or mood; gaiety or joy:
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A wooden board or platter on which to carve or serve meat
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(Cooking) To ornament, as a dish, with something laid about it; as, a dish garnished with parsley.
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Alternative spelling of gourmandise.
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The definition of ingest is to consume or absorb food or information.
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(Biology) The organic process by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance.
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An edible material that provides sustenance.
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The action of ingesting, or consuming something orally, whether it be food, drink, medicine, or other substance. It is usually referred to as the first step of digestion.
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(Philos.) The status of something that exists in itself as an individual whole
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Food served at a table; esp., meals provided regularly for pay
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(Archaic) plural form of vittle
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A small portion of a tasty food served as an appetizer before a meal or as at a cocktail party
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Furnishing support or sustenance
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Eating all kinds of food.
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(Ecology) Relating to or involving the feeding habits or relationships of different organisms in a food chain or food web.
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(Ropemaking) A given size of rope, common grist being a rope three inches in circumference, with twenty yarns in each of the three strands.
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Plural form of refreshment
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A preserve made from whole fruit boiled to a pulp with sugar.
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A dry, indehiscent simple fruit consisting of one seed surrounded by a hard and thick pericarp (fruit wall). The seed does not adhere to the pericarp but is connected to it by the funiculus. A nut is similar to an achene but larger. Acorns, beechnuts, chestnuts, and hazelnuts are true nuts. Informally, other edible seeds or dry fruits enclosed in a hard or leathery shell are also called nuts, though they are not true nuts. For instance, an almond kernel is actually the seed of a drupe. Its familiar whitish shell is an endocarp found within the greenish fruit of the almond tree. Peanuts are actually individual seeds from a seed pod called a legume.
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(Chiefly Brit.) Any dessert
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Primordial soup.
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Any of several vegetable substances, as cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, or pepper, used to season food; spices are usually dried for use and have distinctive flavors and aromas
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A mixture likened to this dish.
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Relating to the practice of cookery or the activity of cooking.
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A light form of prepared cocoa, or the drink made from it.
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Any regulation or remedy which is intended to produce beneficial effects by gradual operation.
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Plural form of comestible
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Plural form of ration
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Any of numerous mineral, vegetable, or synthetic substances or animal or vegetable fats that are generally slippery, combustible, viscous, liquid or liquefiable at room temperatures, soluble in various organic solvents such as ether but not in water, and used in a great variety of products, especially lubricants and fuels.
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Dough or paste consisting primarily of flour, water, and shortening that is baked and often used as a crust for foods such as pies and tarts.
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Plural form of provision
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The definition of a handout is written material given to inform or provide additional information, or a gift of food, money or clothing given for free to people or organizations.
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The aggregate of the functions by which a living organism is maintained in a normal condition of weight and growth.
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A mixture of solid and liquid food scraps fed to pigs etc; especially kitchen waste for this purpose
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Synonym Study

  • Ration refers to a fixed allowance or allotment of food the weekly ration and in the plural (?rations) to food in general how are the rations in this outfit?
  • ?provisions refers to a stock of food assembled in advance provisions for the hike
  • Victuals is now largely a dialectal or colloquial word for human fare or diet
  • Fare refers to the range of foods eaten by a particular organism or available at a particular time and place the fare of horses, a bill of fare
  • Food is the general term for all matter that is taken into the body for nourishment
Find another word for food. In this page you can discover 134 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for food, like: cuisine, eats, menu, aliment, nourishment, sustenance, refreshment, meals, meal, nutriment and food-for-thought.