fodder [fäd′ər]
[ME < OE fodor (akin to Ger futter) < base of foda, FOOD]
1. coarse food for cattle, horses, sheep, etc., as cornstalks, hay, and straw
a) something, esp. information, that is thought of as being in large supply and, often, inferior, raw or coarse, etc. [promotional fodder in mass media]
b) the basis or basic material for something [fodder for celebrity gossip]
to feed with fodder

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  • FODDER — (Heb. מִסְפּוֹא, mispo, AV, JPS, provender ), most often mentioned together with teven ( chaff, AV, JPS, straw ) as feed for camels and asses (Gen. 24:25; 43:24; Judg. 19:19). Teven, which was the most important food of domestic animals, was made …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Fodder — Fod der (f[o^]d d[ e]r), n. [AS. f[=o]dder, f[=o]ddor, fodder (also sheath case), fr. f[=o]da food; akin to D. voeder, OHG. fuotar, G. futter, Icel. f[=o][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. foder. [root]75. See {Food} and cf. {Forage}, {Fur}.] That which is fed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fodder — (n.) O.E. fodder food, especially food for cattle, from P.Gmc. *fodran (Cf. O.N. foðr, M.Du. voeder, O.H.G. fuotar, Ger. Futter), from PIE *patrom, from *pa to feed (see FOOD (Cf. food)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • fodder — ► NOUN 1) food for cattle and other livestock. 2) a person or thing regarded only as material to satisfy a need: young people ending up as factory fodder. ORIGIN Old English, related to FOOD(Cf. ↑food) …   English terms dictionary

  • Fodder — Fod der (f[o^]d d[ e]r), 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. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fodder — Fod der (f[o^]d d[ e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foddered} (f[o^]d d[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Foddering}.] To feed, as cattle, with dry food or cut grass, etc.; to furnish with hay, straw, oats, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fodder — Fodder, engl. Gewicht, s. Fudder …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Fodder — Fodder, englisches Gewicht für Blei, in London = 19,5, Newcastle = 21, Stockton = 22 Ztr. à 50,8 kg, für Blei in Rollen = 20 Ztr …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Fodder — Fodder, engl. Gewicht für Blei in Blöcken oder Mulden (sog. Gänsen oder Sauen), in London = 191/2, Newcastle = 21, Stockton = 22 Hundredweight (à 50,8 kg); für Blei in Rollen = 20 Hundredweight (1016 kg) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • fodder — forage, *food, feed, provender, provisions, comestibles, victuals, viands …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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