Definition of 'food'
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It means lower real incomes and will fuel inflation as imported food and energy prices rise. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The findings are food for thought for those making a new year resolution to diet. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You can choose to eat loads of foods that will help you gain body fat. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Many of these businesses are in the food and drink sector. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They found people post more about junk food and less about healthy grub if they live by lots of takeaway places. The Sun (2016)We all have to buy our own food. The Sun (2012)Why is he so obsessed with solid foods? Times, Sunday Times (2012)The governor said higher food and energy prices would slow income growth. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The winner will enjoy the finals day with complimentary food and drink. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You have to read the ingredients on processed food carefully. The Sun (2015)Using such foods they could eat fewer portions but get the same benefit. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Other studies have shown that eating in front of a mirror makes junk food taste less appealing. The Sun (2016)The chief culprits were energy and food. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Passengers with receipts for food and drink should be reimbursed. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They chose their food carefully for optimum nutrition. Love, Medicine and Miracles (1990)She may try to control the quantities and kinds of food her daughter eats. Eating Problems: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Treatment Model (1994)Many live alone and tend to pay less attention to food. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But at least he has food for thought over what can happen if you cash in on a prize asset. The Sun (2009)The bonus to buying frozen food from a small producer is that you can work out where it comes from. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Make sure you always have some emergency supplies of food with you in case you are away from home or the shops. POSITIVELY FEARLESS: Breaking free of the fears that hold you back (2001)It is thought the smell triggers images in the brain, which leaves less space for thoughts of food. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'food'
British English: food /fuːd/ NOUN
Food is what people and animals eat.
Enjoy your food.
- American English: food
- Arabic: طَعام
- Brazilian Portuguese: comida
- Chinese: 食物
- Croatian: hrana
- Czech: jídlo
- Danish: mad
- Dutch: eten
- European Spanish: comida alimentos
- Finnish: ruoka
- French: nourriture
- German: Nahrung
- Greek: τροφή
- Italian: cibo
- Japanese: 食べ物
- Korean: 식품
- Norwegian: mat
- Polish: żywność
- European Portuguese: comida
- Romanian: mâncare
- Russian: пища
- Spanish: comida
- Swedish: mat
- Thai: อาหาร
- Turkish: yiyecek
- Ukrainian: їжа
- Vietnamese: thức ăn
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