Translation of feed in Spanish:


dar de comer a, v.

Pronunciation /fid/ /fiːd/

See Spanish definition of amamantar

transitive verb fed, fed

  • 1

    • 1.1(give food to)

      dar de comer a
      to feed sb on sth darle de comer algo a algn

      • what do you feed your cat on?
      has the dog been fed? ¿le han dado de comer al perro?
      • the bird had to be fed by hand había que darle de comer al pájaro con la mano
      • my little boy can feed himself now mi niño ya sabe comer solo
      • the patient had to be fed intravenously hubo que alimentar al paciente por vía intravenosa
      • do not feed the animals prohibido dar de comer a los animales
      • She got right down to work, feeding every dog their measured amount of food, then cleaning out their cages.
      • I'm the one who usually feeds the cat because I wake first and because I'm here more often in the early evening.
      • After feeding his cat, he'd jump in his car for the 15-minute drive to work.
      • Remember to feed the dog and don't burn the house down.
      • In Trial 2, steers fed hay had less shrink than those fed the 55 % concentrate diet.
      • Through taking a dog for a walk or feeding the cat, patients gain a fragment of normality in a new abnormal world.
      • There's nothing like it out there, nothing that's packaged in convenient small sizes for a mother who's feeding a baby.
      • But his dogs remember who feeds them when they're home.
      • Steers were then fed starting at approximately 0800 h and were fed once daily.
      • ‘These people are giving their services for free so we wanted to do our bit by feeding them,’ he said.
      • She feeds the stray cats that wander through the backyard so there's always a dish of kitty kibble on their table.
      • It's a laid-back, slightly quirky Egyptian town, with an economy that runs on diving and an unusually large population of cats and dogs, fed by indulgent Europeans.
      • It's a bit like looking after someone's dog and feeding it expensive dog food.
      • Stray cats will not be fed anything except dry cat food.
      • The characters - a horse, cat, sparrow, monkey, cat and dog - are fed vintage wine and exquisite food and are blissfully unaware of the outside world.
      • You can feed your cat food that will help to control it too.
      • Grandpa insists on feeding the dogs good food to keep them healthy for the big hunt.
      • Ideally, you will need to get recommendations about the amounts of food to feed your dog from your vet.
      • The fish were fed once or twice a day on flake food and were fed live food (bloodworms and brine shrimp) every 2 weeks.
      • The woman said she fed her baby before leaving Detroit but the child became hungry again.

    • 1.2

      (baby) (breastfeed, suckle) amamantar
      (baby) (breastfeed, suckle) darle el pecho a
      (baby) (breastfeed, suckle) darle de mamar a
      (baby) (with a bottle) darle el biberón a
      (baby) (with a bottle) darle la mamadera a Southern Cone, Peru
      (baby) (with a bottle) darle el tetero a Colombia
      • There is not much information available about where the birds are feeding and their nesting habitat closer to the marsh.
      • He had stopped for a while in a glade as the horse fed.
      • You can tell your baby is feeding well if she is gaining enough weight.
      • In between, delegates visited Okupuka Ranch for a game drive to watch lions feeding.
      • But he was determined the foxes should feed in their garden too.
      • Perhaps because the sharks feed at night, the fish had nothing to fear during the day.
      • This is land where sheep and cattle feed.
      • Down in the hollow just north of me are three deer feeding along the field edge.
      • When I went to visit them Dang was looking extremely pleased with herself and the puppies were feeding contentedly.
      • Many mothers can experience discomfort and often wonder whether their babies are feeding correctly.
      • I saw this bird feeding, its head concentrated on the bough of a beech tree.
      • We heard a branch breaking on our right and saw a cow but then the tracker heard an elephant feeding about 100 meters up.
      • Maybe one of the night creatures were feeding in the woods and the girl had just found out what they were or had just been bitten.
      • In heat and humidity strong enough to hatch eggs, they sit on the hard stone floor cradling infants with flies feeding from the corners of their eyes.
      • Not long after this, at about noon, we heard the elephants feeding in front, and we crept forward.
      • The pannage system is also still used in some parts of Spain and Portugal, where the lean Iberian pig feeds in woods and produces a particularly fine kind of ham.

    • 1.3(provide food for)

      there's enough here to feed an army! ¡con esto se puede dar de comer a un batallón!
      • parents with four hungry mouths to feed padres con cuatro bocas que alimentar
      • this stew will feed ten con este guiso comen diez
      • The conventional wisdom is that, in order to increase food supply to feed the hungry of the world, we need to redouble efforts to modernize agriculture.
      • In other words, agriculture provided labour for the new factories in the towns and, eventually, food supplies to feed the new industrial working class.
      • Today, we need to fight at two ends of the spectrum - feeding the millions and ensuring what we feed them is nutritionally adequate.
      • Right now, the program provides enough food to feed the country's people.
      • The main economic challenge for the new state was to create an agriculture and economy that would feed the population and provide it with the wherewithal to defend the country against military attacks.
      • How would you feed everyone, provide water, medications, etc.?
      • The crops should have provided enough to feed the 65-year-old woman and her 18-year-old grandson.
      • And as for the purchase of local goods and supplies, this country can't even make enough food to feed itself, never mind the tourists.
      • We could hardly afford to feed ourselves, let alone contribute to some dude's retirement fund.
      • The Chinese government has also provided assistance to help feed the hungry in Asia and in Africa.
      • It is said that genetically modified foods will ensure that the entire world can be fed adequately and nutritiously.
      • More than £1.5 billion has been spent by the UN on housing and feeding them, mainly provided by Western nations.
      • Over 65 million people can now hardly feed themselves, while the government spends billions on arms.
      • Conventional wisdom holds that the country is looking for aid to help feed its starving population.
      • There are numerous better ways to help feed the world's hungry, even in crisis situations.
      • A distraught York mother says she has no idea how she will feed her family over Easter after tax credits chaos left her almost penniless.

    • 1.4(give as food)

      to feed sth to sb
      • we fed the leftovers to the dog
      • he was fed a diet of bread and water
      • feed them to the lions!

  • 2

    • 2.1(supply)

      to feed sth to sth/sb pasarle algo a algo/algn

      • the spy was feeding information to his contact
      • the signal is fed to the relay station
      • they had to feed him his lines
      to feed sth/sb with sth
      • it feeds the industry with raw material
      • blood feeds the brain cells with oxygen
      • I fed him with his cue
      • they were fed (with) false information
      two small streams feed the river dos riachuelos vierten sus aguas en el río
      • to feed the meter echarle más monedas al parquímetro

    • 2.2(insert, pass)

      to feed sth into sth introducir algo en algo

      • feed the card into the slot
      • to feed data into the computer
      • All in all, not a cheerful day except for the one time when I exchanged a few words with a woman in the carpark, she seeking ten pence coins to feed the meter.
      • The Parking Meter bonus brings five free spins, and when coins appear on the reels to feed the meters, bonuses multiply.
      • Unless they have a disabled badge, motorists will now be forced to leave short-stay car parks after three hours to stop them returning at three-hour intervals to feed the meter and save cash.
      • Shaggy parked there on a recent visit and went to feed the meter.
      • A drunk might steal shillings set aside to feed the gas meter.
      • Crowley asked if he himself would have to leave his office every hour to feed the meter.
      • Whoever it was that made the call must have seen me leave the building to feed that parking meter.
      • It happened so fast I actually missed her arrival thanks to a four-minute sprint to feed the parking meter.
      • I remember one cold winter weekend when I was alone in the flat with no money to feed the electricity meter.
      • Remember when the mobile Internet was going to reshape the economic order, and we'd all brandish our phones to watch videos and feed parking meters?
      • I went to try and feed the meter, but it had a case of indigestion.
      • They can run errands worth various numbers of points, but they must make time for these errands by feeding their meter.
      • Jumping out of the car - and forgetting to feed the meter - she heads toward the heart of the market, most of which features organic produce.
      • But the idea of a teenage mother who cannot wash her child in warm water because she hasn't got the money to feed the meter really got to me.
      • Hunched in carrels, they would often forget to feed the meters where their minivans were parked.
      • It needn't be complicated: you can hold the door for someone or feed a meter that's about to expire.
      • Both get your hair styled, and while she has her makeup tweaked, you can go and feed the meter.
      • Manfred only feeds the meters if people are going to be booked and estimates he spends up to $3 a day.
      • Businesses have complained they are being forced to carry unrealistic floats in their tills to keep up with customers' demand for change to feed the meters.
      • Alfred said the council should have placed notices warning people not to feed the meters during the truce.
      • Since the details of the building are fed into the machine, the computer also offers tips on the estimated cost and the quantity of paint required for the job.
      • The ballots were fed into another machine for tabulation.
      • This would then be fed into ACR's machine, which can create more precise shapes than most prototypers.
      • She sings, it is fed into a machine and it emerges like a string of sausages - processed and bland.
      • To prevent cutter wear, fresh wire is continuously fed into the machine.
      • The sheets are fed into the machine and then bent to the desired angle, leaving a sharp and accurate crease in the metal.
      • Those that are sealed and returned will be fed into the scanning machines starting Friday, she said.
      • Once inside the factory, the flax was fed into a stripping machine, which took all the green covering off the fibre and left it bare.
      • The labels are fed into the labeling machine, which has a spinning device that rolls glue onto the labels and then sticks them to the bottles as they pass by.
      • On the prepack line, a roll of pouches is fed into the filling machine, which blows each pouch open with a puff of air.
      • Some counties, including Bay County, use paper ballots that are fed into an optical scanner, so a recount is possible if there are questions.
      • At Tori & Shari, however, any cost adjustments brought about by, say, small mackerel hauls were simply fed into the computer.
      • The resulting images are then fed into a computer, which uses them to create ‘virtual’ actors who can be placed in any situation that the Wachowskis want them in.
      • The image is fed into the computer, which will recognise their faces from any of the 300 cameras in the CCTV scheme.
      • One million pages of documents relating to his career have been fed into high-tech systems installed for the inquiry, which is being held in Manchester Town Hall.
      • I wouldn't want to live under any other arrangement, but it only can only create alloys are as good or bad as the raw ore that's fed into the smelter.
      • Postmortem details from victims, such as dental structure and DNA samples, are being fed into the computer.
      • The data is fed into computers to create extremely accurate maps.
      • Pallissaro fed a few more coins into the ravenous meter until it showed a fourteen pounds credit.
      • As he fed coins into it and peered confused into the handset, I tried to help.
      • As they watched, one of the players shambled over to the jukebox and fed a handful of coins into it.
      • The fountain pen, equipped with a reusable cartridge for holding a large supply of ink to be steadily fed to the nib, was a late 19c advance on the basic metal-nibbed pen.
      • I attached the stand, feeding the VGA cable through the appropriate slot, then looked for the power socket.
      • The public are seeing some very skilful engineering to directly drill under the beck and feed the cables through.
      • It was the conduit for feeding the cable to the sea-bed.
      • Consultant cardiologist Dr Peter Clarkson said a coronary angiography involved a small tube being fed into the patient's heart via an artery in the leg.
      • Sanders does not use intermediate supports as his yarder works on an endless running line that is fed around two capstan wheels.

  • 3

    (imagination/curiosity/rumor) avivar
    (hope/ego) alimentar
    (fire) alimentar
    • This fortunate outcome most likely stems form the absence of fuel to explode and feed a post-crash fire.
    • Sub-officer Gary Hastings said that oil and fuel in the vehicles was pooling at the base of the fire and feeding the flames.
    • But when the door is opened and oxygen again feeds the fire, flames can suddenly erupt again.
    • I griped the glass in my hand and then I threw it into the flames, letting it feed the enraged fire.
    • Anything to save you some energy must be good, I can't imagine how difficult it must be with ME and having to feed a coal fire all the time.
    • Once ignited, the updraft of air within the flue will feed this chimney fire, causing it to grow rapidly and producing very high temperatures.
    • You have to stoke the body the same way you would feed a fire.
    • Thick smoke choked its capital, Sydney, population 4 million, as strong winds fed the fires surrounding it.
    • Gas used for household heating and lighting merely fed the fire.
    • They say on April 28 the fire was fed by files in a records room with a wooden floor.
    • At least three people died in a huge fire fed by shoes.
    • If oxygen feeds fire and hydrogen is explosive, then why isn't water combustible?
    • So after feeding the fire they both fell asleep.
    • In their effort to stay warm, they kept their fireplace ablaze by burning library books, feeding the fire continually for that much needed warmth.
    • Judging exactly how much wood to feed a fire is not always easy even for a clear-headed person but it is especially difficult for someone who is intoxicated.
    • He collected some driftwood to feed the fire he was to make.
    • Sure enough, underneath the grill inside the restaurant, sacks of mesquite charcoal stand ready to feed the open fire.
    • I got up and went over to feed the dying fire in the fireplace before returning to my seat.
    • Grabbing an old paperback dictionary she'd been using to keep her desk legs balanced, she ripped pages out to feed the fire.
    • In My Childhood, one of the earliest moments sees Jamie coming home with only four pieces of coal with which to feed the fire.
    • The economic growth, which in turn has fed the growth of motorised traffic, has led to the inevitable problems associated with road traffic in built-up areas.
    • Hate is fed by ignorance and incompetence.
    • The release of such material fed speculation that he was out to destroy the president.
    • The resulting rapid growth further fed the ambitions of the ‘new society’.
    • A leader must harness and nurture that drive, feed it, and encourage it to grow.
    • Efforts to shut down dangerous coal mines have been complicated by the country's demands for power to feed its booming economy.
    • We know music enriches the human spirit, feeds the emotions and provides solace, peace, beauty and passion to our inner being.
    • Yet the very thing that nurtures our growth also feeds our discontent.
    • This cheap and readily available protection encourages speculation, which feeds the boom.
    • The Olympics surge is feeding the economic growth process at the moment, particularly in Sydney, but this is by its very nature temporary.
    • Today's crude oil prices reflect nothing more than a market bubble fed by speculation and unwarranted fear.
    • Travel became glamorous and fast, entertainment a mass industry and advertising spending mushroomed to feed the growth in consumerism.
    • I've learned that it's more important to hire people who stand behind your core values than it is to feed a growth rate with people who don't share those values.
    • Behind the scenes the focus is on developing the indigenous skills base to feed the future growth of the electronic design sector in Scotland.
    • As it is, KPL has developed a remarkably effective mechanism for feeding growth with new talent.
    • The corollary then would be that the rest are simply dreamers, but what's wrong with providing readers with material to feed those dreams?
    • Like all industry chiefs, Oxburgh has a blind spot that conveniently overlooks how state-corporate power is relentlessly feeding a suicidal system of globalisation.

intransitive verb fed, fed

  • 1

    to feed on sth alimentarse de algo
    comer algo


  • 1

    • 1.1(act of feeding)

      it's time for the baby's feed es hora de darle de comer al niño
      • give him three feeds a day déle de comer tres veces al día

    • 1.2(food)

      alimento masculine
      (for cattle) pienso masculine
      • He kills wildlife - birds, deer, kangaroo, and all kinds of cat, rabbits, mice and foxes - by the million to protect his domestic animals and their feed.
      • The low-quality dates and the date pits are used as animal feed for cows and sheep.
      • BSE is not a contagious disease but occurs when cows eat feed that contains infected animal products.
      • The disease spreads when cows ingest animal feed made with parts from dead animals.
      • In Ireland grass is the cheapest animal feed and rates nutritionally among the best food sources for cows.
      • Supplements of bacteria types or compounds that inhibit methane production could be placed in cow feed to reduce methane production.
      • ‘The cost of producing feed to that cow has to drop from that of a total mixed ration’ he says.
      • In leaf vacuoles, nitrate can accumulate to high levels, which is undesirable if vegetative plant parts are used for food or animal feed.
      • She says the government needs to ban byproducts from cattle and similar animals from all livestock feed.
      • It is now cultivated for forage feed, but you can purchase triticale from health food shops.
      • Cattle producers would use the information to select cows that require less feed.
      • Finally, demand for organic animal feed is growing.
      • The decision to permit imports of GM animal feed by the EU is after rigorous testing over many years.
      • Farmers fed expensive concentrate feed to have cattle fit in July and August.
      • Both adults and larvae consume poultry feed in amounts costly to the producer.
      • Some 30,000 acres in northeast Colorado have been transitioned to provide organic feed for the dairy.
      • It was a common ration, so some animals consumed the feed differently than their normal ration.
      • The problem is that, here in the United States, animal feed is still fed back to livestock.
      • Until now the only way to enrich livestock with these fatty acids was to supplement their feed with expensive fish meal, Kang explains.
      • Keller adds soybean meal and manmade supplements to the feed.

  • 2

    (on machine)
    alimentador masculine
    • These parameters are used by the system controller to determine the rotational speed and the vertical feed of the machine spindle.
    • Additional standpipe feeds for the water sprinkler system were installed.
    • The largest is the drawer machine which has 4 feeds and knits from four bobbins.
    • It appears that there is a small pump or some type of device that controls the water feeds for both of the items.
    • This printer provides a standard paper tray plus a 24 inch-wide paper manual feed.
    • I wrote my name on a blank sheet of notebook paper, and tried to push it into the shredder, but I couldn't quite line the paper up with the feed.
  • 3US

    Radio Television
    (de programación) material masculine
    • The live feed was also broadcast globally by the Sirius satellite radio network.
    • Other channels are audio feeds of television stations.
    • The hourly news bulletins on weekdays are feeds from Independent Radio News.
    • News chiefs from ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox and NBC television networks pledged to vet incoming feeds and not broadcast them live.
    • He also lets network crews jockey for space and provides a video feed to broadcasters worldwide.
    • Instead there will be a computer receiving and broadcasting the feed from some undisclosed location in the ether.
    • The cameras would be unobtrusive and broadcasters would co-operate on feeds from the proceedings.
    • A live feed will be broadcast from San Diego to Iraq and Afghanistan.
    • It has feeds from tv and radio media sources around the world.
    • Combined with a Tivo-type pvr, the mobile phone will just scoop news and other relevant broadcast feeds for your supreme convenience.
    • With live video feeds via satellite to a global market, much of the ugliness of war is brought into homes almost everywhere.
    • The changes will extend to working with CBS affiliates and the CBS network to receive national feeds of stories of interest to the black community.
    • Since access is extremely limited, they'll have to render from international broadcast feeds in lieu of taking their own video.
    • Three TV channels broadcast the same feed - in Thai language only.
    • You cannot set up in a stadium with a live feed without a mobile broadcast unit, so I assume there's one around the corner.
    • We've been running updates on it for a few days off the NBC feed.
    • The show is broadcast on the ABC radio feed and can be heard in Kansas City and Knoxville, among other place.
    • TV will take the video feed and Radio can extract the sound.
    • Luckily, someone who wants to produce a bare-bones syndication feed does not need to work very hard.
    • The daily news feed gives the latest technology stories that affect your career and working life.