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feeder

 
Noun feeder has 4 senses
  1. feeder - an animal being fattened or suitable for fattening
    --1 is a kind of
    domestic animal
  2. eater, feeder - someone who consumes food for nourishment
    --2 is a kind of consumer
    --2 has particulars:
     devourer; diner; dunker; glutton, gourmand, trencherman; gobbler; luncher; mouth; mycophagist; nosher, snacker; omnivore; picnicker, picknicker; scoffer, gorger; vegetarian
    Derived form: verb feed6
  3. feeder, tributary, affluent - a branch that flows into the main stream
    --3 is a kind of branch
    Derived form: verb feed3
  4. self-feeder, feeder - a machine that automatically provides a supply of some material; "the feeder discharged feed into a trough for the livestock"
    --4 is a kind of machine
    Derived forms: verb feed2, verb feed4
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