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Etymology

Old English fōda, from Proto-Germanic *fod-, by Grimm's law from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂, *poh₂ (to protect).

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food

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s

food (s)
  1. (uncountable) Any substance that is or can be consumed by living organisms, especially by eating, in order to sustain life.
    The innkeeper brought them food and drink.
  2. (uncountable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Anything intended to supply energy or nourishment of an entity or idea.
    That is food for thought.
  3. (countable) A foodstuff.
    This shop stocks many hundreds of different foods.

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