feeder feeder  /ˈfi dər/


  1. (n) an animal being fattened or suitable for fattening
  2. (n) someone who consumes food for nourishment
  3. (n) a branch that flows into the main stream
  4. (n) a machine that automatically provides a supply of some material
  5. (n) an outdoor device that supplies food for wild birds
  6. (n) an animal that feeds on a particular source of food


  1. With Bernard Madoff now behind bars, the legal spotlight moves to his feeder-fund managers, the very wealthy guys who took our money.
  2. Broad Market was one of Madoff's largest feeder funds.
  3. Some unregistered feeder funds, like the one I and others invested in, had $500 million or more in them and were the early engines of Madoff's dubious success.


  1. Cost reduction could cut profits with feed inputs

    DES MOINES — High grain prices usually can translate into some improvisation at the feeder.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Iowa Farmer

  2. No-contest plea in Yuba County in chair beating

    An Olivehurst man pleaded no contest on Wednesday to beating his daughter with a can of beans and folding chairs during a fight over a faulty chicken feeder. Dewayne V. Eddy, 54, cut a deal with prosecutors to reduce two felony assault charges to misdemeanors, according to Mechele Cook, deputy...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Appeal-Democrat

  3. Birds at Audubon Cneter feeder

    Birds eat at feeder number 5 at the Audubon Center at Garden Creek.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Casper Journal


  1. "Let's say you have a bird feeder out, and you watch these squirrels and birds: They fight over food. That's the way it is," Lesnar said. "We tend to forget exactly who we are and what we're all about. Now these wars that are going on,...
    on Jan 28, 2006 By: Brock Lesnar Source: 940 News

  2. "The dumbest thing I've ever heard," said Dan Issel. "If the goal is to be a feeder team for the NBA, maybe that was the greatest day. I thought the goal was to win a national championship."
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Dan Issel Source: SportingNews.com (blog)

  3. "Lagos is a vitally important commercial and business centre and with the strong oil and gas interests in both Qatar and Nigeria, we expect a high level of business on the route, as well as from key feeder markets of the GCC countries," al-Baker...
    on Feb 20, 2007 By: Akbar Al Baker Source: Gulf Times

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