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food any substance that contains nutrients and is ingested by living creatures in order to sustain life, health, and growth. [3 definitions]
Food and Drug Administration a federal government agency that regulates the food, drug, medical device, and cosmetics industries to ensure public safety. (abbr.:FDA)
food bank a place where food is collected and distributed to those who are in need. [2 definitions]
food chain a succession of living organisms in which each serves as food for the next.
food cycle the interconnected food chains in a community.
food for thought something to be contemplated or pondered.
food group any group of foods organized by nutritional properties, esp. one incorporated into the food pyramid, such as grains, vegetables, fruits, fats, dairy, or protein.
foodless combined form of food.
food poisoning a severe digestive disorder caused by eating poisonous or contaminated food, and accompanied by vomiting, diarrhea, and prostration.
food processor an electric kitchen appliance having a container with various blade attachments used to grind, grate, chop, slice, or otherwise prepare food.
food pyramid a pictorial guide developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to advocate healthy eating habits. It shows which types of foods should be eaten in lesser or greater amounts for good health.
food service industry generated by those people, places, institutions, and companies that are responsible for meals eaten away from home.
food stamp a U.S. Government coupon, issued to needy people free or at less than face value, that can be used to buy food.
food stamps a government program that pays for food. People who do not have enough money to buy food can apply for food stamps.
foodstuff a substance that is or can be used as food.
food web the network of interacting food chains within an ecological community.
fool one who lacks good sense, judgment or comprehension, or who fails to display these qualities on a specific occasion. [11 definitions]
fool around to behave in a silly way.
fool away to waste or squander.
foolery silly or jesting actions or speech; tomfoolery. [2 definitions]
foolhardy unreasonably bold or daring; rash.