English Thesaurus
(noun) 
Definition
any substance that can be taken into the body by a living organism and changed into energy and body tissue
Enjoy your food!
Synonyms
nourishment
He was unable to take nourishment for several days.
,
cooking
,
provisions
,
fare
traditional Portuguese fare
,
board
Free room and board are provided for all hotel staff.
,
commons
,
table (formal)
They always keep a marvellous table.
,
eats (slang)
,
stores
, ,
diet
Watch your diet – you need plenty of fruit and vegetables.
,
meat
They gave meat and drink to the poor.
,
bread
I go to work, I put bread on the table, I pay the mortgage.
, ,
tuck (informal)
The wags from the rival house were ready to snaffle his tuck.
,
tucker (Australian, New Zealand, informal)
,
rations
,
nutrition
There are alternative sources of nutrition to animal flesh.
,
cuisine
,
tack (informal)
, ,
scoff (slang)
,
nibbles
,
grub (slang)
Get yourself some grub and come and sit down.
,
foodstuffs
, ,
kai (New Zealand, informal)
I'm starving - let's have some kai.
, ,
chow (informal)
,
sustenance
The state provided a basic quantity of food for daily sustenance.
,
nosh (slang)
It served delicious, authentic nosh
,
daily bread
, ,
edibles
,
comestibles
,
provender
It's excellent provender, skilfully prepared.
,
nosebag (slang)
,
pabulum (rare)
, ,
vittles (obsolete, dialect)
,
viands
,
aliment
,
eatables (slang)
,
survival rations
,
F%D (text messaging)

related words

related adjective alimentary
related noun gastronomy
related mania sitomania
related phobia sitophobia

subject word lists

See Savoury dishes

Quotations

A cucumber should be well sliced, and dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out, as good for nothing [Samuel Johnson]
We lived for days on nothing but food and water [W.C. Fields]Food first, then morality [Bertolt BrechtThe Threepenny Opera]Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are [Anthelme Brillat-SavarinPhysiologie du Gout]There is not one kind of food for all men. You must and you will feed those faculties which you exercise. The laborer whose body is weary does not require the same food with the scholar whose brain is weary [Henry David Thoreauletter to Harrison Blake]After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relatives [Oscar Wilde]There is no love sincerer than the love of food [George Bernard ShawMan and Superman]Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly [M.F.K. FisherAn Alphabet for Gourmets]Stands the church clock at ten to three?
And is there honey still for tea?
[Rupert BrookeGrantchester]
Dinner at the Huntercombes' possessed only two dramatic features - the wine was a farce and the food a tragedy [Anthony PowellThe Acceptance World]The healsome porritch, chief of Scotia's food [Robert BurnsThe Cotter's Saturday Night]Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o' the puddin'-race!
[Robert BurnsTo a Haggis]
Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did [William Butler (on the strawberry)]Mayonnaise: one of the sauces which serve the French in place of a state religion [Ambrose BierceThe Devil's Dictionary]Milk's leap towards immortality [Clifford Fadiman (of cheese)Any Number Can Play]Sauce: the one infallible sign of civilization and enlightenment. A people with no sauces has one thousand vices; a people with one sauce has only nine hundred and ninety-nine. For every sauce invented and accepted a vice is renounced and forgiven [Ambrose BierceThe Devil's Dictionary][If the people have no bread] let them eat cake [Marie-Antoinette]Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God [Bible: St. Matthew]

proverbs

Half a loaf is better than no bread
You cannot have your cake and eat itWhat's sauce for the goose is sauce for the ganderAn apple a day keeps the doctor away

Additional synonyms

in the sense of board
Definition
a person's meals, provided regularly for money
Free room and board are provided for all hotel staff.
Synonyms
meals,
eats (informal),
provisions,
refreshments,
grub (informal),
kai (New Zealand, informal),
nosh (informal),
edibles,
daily meals
in the sense of bread
Definition
necessary food
I go to work, I put bread on the table, I pay the mortgage.
Synonyms
provisions,
necessities,
kai (New Zealand, informal),
viands,
aliment
in the sense of diet
Definition
to follow a special diet so as to lose weight
Watch your diet – you need plenty of fruit and vegetables.
Synonyms
provisions,
rations,
kai (New Zealand, informal),
commons,
edibles,
comestibles,
viands,
aliment

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