Fodder is food that is used to feed animals. It can be anything from hay to grains.

  • The cattle were being fed fodder so that they would get strong enough to be slaughtered.

  • The horses were being given fodder so that they would be healthy and strong.

Definition of fodder


soldiers who are regarded as expendable in the face of artillery fire


cannon fodder, fresh fish


coarse food (especially for livestock) composed of entire plants or the leaves and stalks of a cereal crop


give fodder (to domesticated animals)

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Example Sentences for fodder

  • 1

    Cultivation of fodder crops began in the 1950s.

  • 2

    In addition, the foliage is a nutritious fodder for farm animals.

  • 3

    The obtained concentrates are useful as animal fodder and in human nourishment.

  • 4

    Gossip is the fodder of scandal sheets.

  • 5

    It provided the fodder to start the debate on ethics.

  • 6

    Many of the combatants are themselves fodder in the conflicts.

  • 7

    Intercropping with legumes improves the quality of fodder.

  • 8

    The straw is used as fodder and for rooting the houses.

  • 9

    I was referring to the quality of the poolside summer fodder.

  • 10

    It gives the mind the fodder it needs to stay active and alert.