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Definition of the noun aliment

What does aliment mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: aliments

  1. a source of materials to nourish the body
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • synonyms of aliment: alimentation / nourishment / nutriment / nutrition / sustenance / victuals
    • more generic words: food / nutrient = any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
    • more specific terms:
      • milk = produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young
      • course = part of a meal served at one time
      • delicacy / kickshaw / dainty / goody / treat = something considered choice to eat
      • dish = a particular item of prepared food
      • fast food = inexpensive food (hamburgers or chicken or milkshakes) prepared and served quickly
      • finger food = food to be eaten with the fingers
      • ingesta = solid and liquid nourishment taken into the body through the mouth
      • kosher = food that fulfills the requirements of Jewish dietary law
      • repast / meal = the food served and eaten at one time
      • mess = soft semiliquid food
      • mince = food chopped into small bits
      • puree = food prepared by cooking and straining or processed in a blender
      • stodge = heavy and filling (and usually starchy) food
      • wheat germ = embryo of the wheat kernel
      • vitamin = any of a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to normal metabolism

Alternative definition of the noun aliment


  1. food, nourishment

Definition of the verb aliment

What does aliment mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: alimented | alimenting | aliments

  1. give nourishment to


Aliment, in Scots law and in other civil systems, is the sum paid or allowance given in respect of the reciprocal obligation of parents and children, husband and wife, grandparents and grandchildren, to contribute to each other's maintenance. The term is also used in regard to a similar obligation of other parties, as of creditors to imprisoned debtors, the payments by parishes to paupers, etc.

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Google previewMaking a Man (2009)

Gentlemanly Appetites in the Nineteenth-century British Novel by Gwen Hyman

The Gentleman Cooked, Plated, and Served Aliment is a means of reading the gentleman's character at. 242.

Google previewThe Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord High Chancellor of England, in Five Volumes (1765)

by Francis Bacon

But to press too far into it, cannot but cause a dissolution and overthrow of the spirit of man : for in the body there are three degrees of that we receive into it, aliment, medicine, and poison-, whereof aliment is that which the nature of man can ...

Google previewSupplement to the Dictionary of the Decisions of the Court of Session (1826)

by Mungo Ponton Brown

common law, which, on the analogy of the statute concerning wards, gives an aliment to every fiar whose fee is liferented. 3tio, On the obligation in the contract of marriage. In defence, it was pleaded that it was only to the heir of a landed ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

ALIMENT. ALIMENT. ALIKE. Tin- boast of heraldry, the pomp of ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc (1816)

Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference

and nervous habits, which require much nourishment from little digestion, and from the smallest uantity of food, animal diet is to be used more Fo These being observed as general principles with respect to the matter and quality of our aliment, ...

Google previewA New Family Encyclopedia; Or, Compendium of Universal Knowledge (1831)

Comprehending a Plain and Practical View of Those Subjects Most Interesting to Persons, in the Ordinary Professions of Life ... by Charles Augustus Goodrich

Pork is an aliment, without doubt, highly nutritious ; but, on account of the fat, with which it abounds, not so digestible. It is stimulant, and savory, though its particular flavor is not agreeable to every one. It yields, however, to those with whom it ...

Google previewThe New Standard Encyclopedia (1903)

by William A. Colledge, Nathan Haskell Dole, George Jotham Hagar

Aliment which go on within the body. Now these processes take place as well with anitrogenous as with nitrogenous substances. The former are even preferable to the latter for ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica, Or a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1810)

The aliment, when first carried into the mouth, is pressed between the teeth of the two jaws, by a very strong and frequent motion of the lower jaw; and the tongue and the cheeks affitting in this process, continue to replace the food between the ...

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The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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