W1S1 [fu:d] n
[: Old English; Origin: foda]
1.) [U and C]
things that people and animals eat, such as vegetables or meat
The restaurant serves good food at affordable prices.
Try not to eat too much spicy food .
I love Italian food , especially pasta.
He eats a lot of junk food and doesn't get enough exercise.
a fast food restaurant
People are willing to pay more for organic food .
Her little boy has a fever and he's been off his food .
Severe food shortages have led to rioting against the military government.
The recent series of food scares has made people more wary of eating meat.
Consumer pressure is being put upon the food industry to cut down on factory farming methods.
2.) food for thought
something that makes you think carefully
The teacher's advice certainly gave me food for thought.
COLLOCATES for sense 1
good food
hot/cold/spicy/fatty/starchy food
Italian/French/Chinese etc food
fresh food
frozen food
processed food (=food that has chemicals in it to make it last a long time)
canned food also tinned food British English (=sold in cans)
junk food (=food that is full of sugar or fat and is bad for your health)
fast food (=hamburgers and other foods that are made to be eaten quickly)
health food (=food that is thought to be good for your health)
organic food (=food that is produced without using harmful chemicals)
baby food
dog/pet/cat food
be off your food BrE (=not want to eat your food)
food shortage
food scare (=when people are afraid to eat a particular kind of food)
the food industry
food colouring/additives

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