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Meaning of FODDER

Pronunciation:  'fâdur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  coarse food (especially for cattle and horses) composed of entire plants or the leaves and stalks of a cereal crop
  2. [v]  give fodder (to domesticated animals)

FODDER is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 See Also: alfalfa, broad bean, feed, feed, give, hay, horse bean, provender, stover



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fod"der\, n. [See 1st {Fother}.]
    A weight by which lead and some other metals were formerly
    sold, in England, varying from 191/2 to 24 cwt.; a fother.
  2. \Fod"der\, n. [AS. f?dder, f?ddor, fodder (also sheath
    case), fr. f?da food; akin to D. voeder, OHG. fuotar, G.
    futter, Icel. f?r, Sw. & Dan. foder. [root]75. See Food Land
    cf. {Forage}, {Fur}.]
    That which is fed out to cattle horses, and sheep, as hay,
    cornstalks, vegetables, etc.
  3. \Fod"der\, v.t. [imp. & p. p. {Foddered} (-d?rd); p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Foddering}.]
    To feed, as cattle, with dry food or cut grass, etc.;to
    furnish with hay, straw, oats, etc.
Easton Bible Dictionary

Heb. belil, (Job 6:5), meaning properly a mixture or medley (Lat. farrago), "made up of various kinds of grain, as wheat, barley, vetches, and the like, all mixed together, and then sown or given to cattle" (Job 24:6, A.V. "corn," R.V. "provender;" Isa. 30:24, provender").

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