VS.

Edible vs. Food

Published:

Edibleadjective

That can be eaten without harm; innocuous to humans; suitable for consumption.

‘edible fruit’;

Foodnoun

(uncountable) Any solid substance that can be consumed by living organisms, especially by eating, in order to sustain life.

‘The innkeeper brought them food and drink.’;

Edibleadjective

That can be eaten without disgust.

‘Although stale, the bread was edible.’;

Foodnoun

(countable) A foodstuff.

Ediblenoun

Anything edible.

Foodnoun

Anything that nourishes or sustains.

‘The man's inspiring speech gave us food for thought.’; ‘Mozart and Bach are food for my soul.’;

ADVERTISEMENT

Ediblenoun

In particular, an edible mushroom.

Foodnoun

What is fed upon; that which goes to support life by being received within, and assimilated by, the organism of an animal or a plant; nutriment; aliment; especially, what is eaten by animals for nourishment.

Ediblenoun

(marijuana) a foodstuff, usually a baked good, infused with tetrahydrocannabinol from cannabutter etc.

Foodnoun

Anything that instructs the intellect, excites the feelings, or molds habits of character; that which nourishes.

‘This may prove food to my displeasure.’; ‘In this moment there is life and foodFor future years.’;

Edibleadjective

Fit to be eaten as food; eatable; esculent; as, edible fishes.

Foodverb

To supply with food.

ADVERTISEMENT

Ediblenoun

any substance that can be used as food

Foodnoun

any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue

Edibleadjective

suitable for use as food

Foodnoun

any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment;

‘food and drink’;

Edibleadjective

fit to be eaten (often used to contrast with unpalatable or poisonous varieties)

‘the shrub has small edible berries’;

Foodnoun

anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking

ADVERTISEMENT

Ediblenoun

items of food

‘delicatessen, as the name suggests, means delicate edibles’;

Foodnoun

any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink or that plants absorb in order to maintain life and growth

‘music is food for the soul’; ‘baby foods’; ‘food shortages’; ‘we need food and water’; ‘they had eaten their food and slept’;

Food

Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for an organism. Food is usually of plant, animal or fungal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals.

Food Illustrations

Popular Comparisons

Latest Comparisons

Trending Comparisons