(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.’;
(countable) A foodstuff.
Anything that nourishes or sustains.
‘The man's inspiring speech gave us food for thought.’; ‘Mozart and Bach are food for my soul.’;
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.
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.’;
To supply with food.
any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue
any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment;
‘food and drink’;
anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking
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 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.