Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun feeder

6 senses of feeder

Sense 1
feeder -- (an animal being fattened or suitable for fattening)
       => domestic animal, domesticated animal -- (any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment)

Sense 2
eater, feeder -- (someone who consumes food for nourishment)
       => consumer -- (a person who uses goods or services)

Sense 3
feeder, tributary, confluent, affluent -- (a branch that flows into the main stream)
       => branch -- (a stream or river connected to a larger one)

Sense 4
self-feeder, feeder -- (a machine that automatically provides a supply of some material; "the feeder discharged feed into a trough for the livestock")
       => machine -- (any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks)

Sense 5
bird feeder, birdfeeder, feeder -- (an outdoor device that supplies food for wild birds)
       => device -- (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water")

Sense 6
feeder -- (an animal that feeds on a particular source of food; "a bark feeder"; "a mud feeder")
       => animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna -- (a living organism characterized by voluntary movement)

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