Fodder Fod"der (f[o^]d"d[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foddered} (f[o^]d"d[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Foddering}.] To feed, as cattle, with dry food or cut grass, etc.; to furnish with hay, straw, oats, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • FODDER — (Heb. מִסְפּוֹא, mispo, AV, JPS, provender ), most often mentioned together with teven ( chaff, AV, JPS, straw ) as feed for camels and asses (Gen. 24:25; 43:24; Judg. 19:19). Teven, which was the most important food of domestic animals, was made …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • fodder — [fäd′ər] n. [ME < OE fodor (akin to Ger futter) < base of foda, FOOD] 1. coarse food for cattle, horses, sheep, etc., as cornstalks, hay, and straw 2. a) something, esp. information, that is thought of as being in large supply and, often,… …   English World dictionary

  • Fodder — Fod der (f[o^]d d[ e]r), n. [AS. f[=o]dder, f[=o]ddor, fodder (also sheath case), fr. f[=o]da food; akin to D. voeder, OHG. fuotar, G. futter, Icel. f[=o][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. foder. [root]75. See {Food} and cf. {Forage}, {Fur}.] That which is fed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fodder — (n.) O.E. fodder food, especially food for cattle, from P.Gmc. *fodran (Cf. O.N. foðr, M.Du. voeder, O.H.G. fuotar, Ger. Futter), from PIE *patrom, from *pa to feed (see FOOD (Cf. food)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • fodder — ► NOUN 1) food for cattle and other livestock. 2) a person or thing regarded only as material to satisfy a need: young people ending up as factory fodder. ORIGIN Old English, related to FOOD(Cf. ↑food) …   English terms dictionary

  • Fodder — Fod der (f[o^]d d[ e]r), n. [See 1st {Fother}.] A weight by which lead and some other metals were formerly sold, in England, varying from 191/2 to 24 cwt.; a fother. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fodder — Fodder, engl. Gewicht, s. Fudder …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Fodder — Fodder, englisches Gewicht für Blei, in London = 19,5, Newcastle = 21, Stockton = 22 Ztr. à 50,8 kg, für Blei in Rollen = 20 Ztr …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Fodder — Fodder, engl. Gewicht für Blei in Blöcken oder Mulden (sog. Gänsen oder Sauen), in London = 191/2, Newcastle = 21, Stockton = 22 Hundredweight (à 50,8 kg); für Blei in Rollen = 20 Hundredweight (1016 kg) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • fodder — forage, *food, feed, provender, provisions, comestibles, victuals, viands …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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