food ( foods plural )
1 n-mass Food is what people and animals eat.
Enjoy your food., ...supplies of food and water., ...emergency food aid., ...frozen foods.
2 If you are off your food, you do not want to eat, usually because you are ill.
be off your food phrase v-link PHR
It's not like you to be off your food.
3 If you give someone food for thought, you make them think carefully about something.
food for thought phrase usu PHR after v Lord Fraser's speech offers much food for thought...
Convenience food is frozen, dried, or canned food that can be heated and prepared very quickly and easily. n-uncount
I rely too much on convenience food.
Fast food is hot food, such as hamburgers and chips, that you obtain from particular types of restaurant, and which is served quickly after you order it. n-uncount oft n N
James works as assistant chef at a fast food restaurant...
food chain ( food chains plural ) Thefood chain is a series of living things which are linked to each other because each thing feeds on the one next to it in the series. n-count usu sing
The whole food chain is affected by the over use of chemicals in agriculture.
food mixer ( food mixers plural ) , food-mixer A food mixer is a piece of electrical equipment that is used to mix food such as cake mixture. n-count
If you get food poisoning, you become ill because you have eaten food that has gone bad. n-uncount
food processor ( food processors plural ) A food processor is a piece of electrical equipment that is used to mix, chop, or beat food, or to make it into a liquid. n-count
food stamp ( food stamps plural ) In the United States, food stamps are official vouchers that are given to people with low incomes to be exchanged for food. n-count usu pl
food value ( food values plural ) The food value of a particular food is a measure of how good it is for you, based on its level of vitamins, minerals, or calories. n-var
health food ( health foods plural ) Health foods are natural foods without artificial ingredients which people buy because they consider them to be good for them. n-mass oft N n
junk food ( junk foods plural ) If you refer to food as junk food, you mean that it is quick and easy to prepare but is not good for your health. n-mass
Soul food is used to refer to the kind of food, for example corn bread, ham, and greens, that was popular with black Americans in the southern United States and is considered typical of them.
(mainly AM) n-uncount