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feed Tweet Definition of feed Like Definition of feed on Facebook
  1. (uncountable) food, Food given to (especially herbivorous) animals.
They sell , riding helmets, and everything else for horses.
  1. Something supply, supplied continuously; as, a satellite feed.
  2. (countable) A gathering to eat, especially in quantity
They held a crab on the beach.
  1. Encapsulated online content that you can subscribe to with a feed reader. Used often for reading blog and news updates.
verb (feeds, feeding, fed)
  1. (transitive) to give food to eat, nurture
Feed the dog every evening.
  1. (intransitive) to eat (usually of animals)
Spiders on gnats and flies.
  1. (transitive) To give to a machine to be processed.
Feed the paper gently into the document shredder.
We got interesting results after feeding' the computer with the new data.
flare Tweet Definition of flare Like Definition of flare on Facebook
  1. A brightly burning light used to attract attention in an emergency, or to illuminate an area.
The flares steered the traffic away from the accident.
  1. A widening of the lower legs of trousers and jeans.
That's a genuine early '70's on those pants.
  1. (aircraft) The transition from downward flight to level flight just before landing.
The captain executed the perfectly, and we lightly touched down.
  1. (baseball) A low fly ball that is hit in the region between the infielders and the outfielders
Jones hits a little to left that falls for a single.
verb (flar, ing)
  1. (intransitive): To blaze brightly.
The blast furnace flared in the night.
  1. (intransitive): To burn unsteadily.
  2. (intransitive): To burst out suddenly, as in anger (often with up or out.)
The insult made him up.
  1. (transitive): to make flare.
FM Tweet Definition of FM Like Definition of FM on Facebook
  1. (geography) Federated States of Micronesia
  1. Frequency Modulation
format Tweet Definition of format Like Definition of format on Facebook
  1. The layout of a document.
  2. (hence) The form of presentation of something.
The radio station changed the of its evening program.
  1. (computing) A file type.
verb (format, t, ing)
  1. To create or edit the layout of a document.
  2. Change a document so it will fit onto a different type of page.
  3. (computing) To prepare a mass storage medium for initial use, erasing any existing data in the process.
I lost weeks of work when I inadvertently formatted my hard drive.
frame Tweet Definition of frame Like Definition of frame on Facebook
  1. The structural elements of a building or other constructed object.
  • Now that the is complete, we can start on the walls.''
    1. The structure of a person's body.
  • His starved flesh hung loosely on his once imposing .
    1. A rigid, generally rectangular mounting for paper, canvas or other flexible material.
  • The painting was housed in a beautifully carved .
    1. A piece of photographic film containing an image.
  • A film projector shows many frames in a single second.
    1. A context for understanding or interpretation.
  • In this , it's easy to ask the question that the investigators missed.
    1. (snooker) A complete game of snooker, from break-off until all the balls (or as many as necessary to win) have been potted.
    2. (computing) An independent chunk of data sent over the wires of a network.
    3. (context, bowling) A set of balls whose results are added together for scoring purposes. Usually two balls, but only one ball in the case of a strike, and three balls in the case of a strike or a spare in the last frame of a game.
    4. (philately) The outer decorated portion of a stamp's image, often repeated on several issues although the inner picture may change.
    5. (context, animation) A division of time on a multimedia timeline, such as 1/30th of a second.
  • verb (fram, ing)
    1. (transitive) Of a constructed object such as a building, to put together the structural elements.
    • Once we finish framing the house, we'll hang tin on the roof.
      1. (transitive) Of a picture such as a painting or photograph, to add a decorative border.
      2. (transitive) To position visually within a fixed boundary.
  • The director frames the fishing scene very well.
    1. (transitive) To construct in words so as to establish a context for understanding or interpretation.
  • How would you your accomplishments?
  • The way the opposition has framed the argument makes it hard for us to win.
    1. (transitive) Of a presumably innocent person, to cause to appear guilty.
  • The gun had obviously been placed in her car in an effort to her.

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