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fed

2 [fed]
noun
(sometimes initial capital letter) Slang. a federal official or law-enforcement officer.

Origin:
1915–20; by shortening

Fed

[fed]
noun
1.
the Fed, Informal. the Federal Reserve System.
2.
the Federal Reserve Board.

Fed.

fed.

2.
federated.

feed

[feed]
verb (used with object), fed, feeding.
1.
to give food to; supply with nourishment: to feed a child.
2.
to yield or serve as food for: This land has fed 10 generations.
3.
to provide as food.
4.
to furnish for consumption.
5.
to satisfy; minister to; gratify: Poetry feeds the imagination.
6.
to supply for maintenance or operation, as to a machine: to feed paper into a photocopier.
7.
to provide with the necessary materials for development, maintenance, or operation: to feed a printing press with paper.
8.
to use (land) as pasture.
9.
Theater Informal.
a.
to supply (an actor, especially a comedian) with lines or action, the responses to which are expected to elicit laughter.
b.
to provide cues to (an actor).
c.
Chiefly British. to prompt: Stand in the wings and feed them their lines.
10.
Radio and Television. to distribute (a local broadcast) via satellite or network.
verb (used without object), fed, feeding.
11.
(especially of animals) to take food; eat: cows feeding in a meadow; to feed well.
12.
to be nourished or gratified; subsist: to feed on grass; to feed on thoughts of revenge.
noun
13.
food, especially for farm animals, as cattle, horses or chickens.
14.
an allowance, portion, or supply of such food.
15.
Informal. a meal, especially a lavish one.
16.
the act of feeding.
17.
the act or process of feeding a furnace, machine, etc.
18.
the material, or the amount of it, so fed or supplied.
19.
a feeding mechanism.
20.
Electricity, feeder ( def 10 ).
21.
Theater Informal.
a.
a line spoken by one actor, the response to which by another actor is expected to cause laughter.
b.
an actor, especially a straight man, who provides such lines.
22.
a local television broadcast distributed by satellite or network to a much wider audience, especially nationwide or international.
23.
Digital Technology.
a.
a website or application that publishes updates from social-networking or news-collection websites in reverse chronological order: I follow all of the latest celebrity gossip in my Twitter feed.
b.
an XML-based web document that is updated automatically at predetermined intervals and includes descriptive titles or short descriptions and links to recent pages on a website: Subscribe to news feeds to get the latest news from around the world.
Idioms
24.
chain feed, to pass (work) successively into a machine in such a manner that each new piece is held in place by or connected to the one before.
25.
off one's feed, Slang.
a.
reluctant to eat; without appetite.
b.
dejected; sad.
c.
not well; ill.

Origin:
before 950; Middle English feden, Old English fēdan; cognate with Gothic fodjan, Old Saxon fōdian. See food

feedable, adjective
outfeed, verb (used with object), outfed, outfeeding.
refeed, verb, refed, refeeding.
unfeedable, adjective


1, 2. nourish, sustain. 5. nurture, support, encourage, bolster. 13. Feed, fodder, forage, provender mean food for animals. Feed is the general word: pig feed; chicken feed. Fodder is especially applied to dry or green feed, as opposed to pasturage, fed to horses, cattle, etc.: fodder for winter feeding; Cornstalks are good fodder. Forage is food that an animal obtains (usually grass, leaves, etc.) by searching about for it: Lost cattle can usually live on forage. Provender denotes dry feed, such as hay, oats, or corn: a supply of provender in the haymow and corn cribs.


1, 2. starve.
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fed1 (fɛd)
 
vb
1.  the past tense and past participle of feed
2.  informal fed to death, fed to the teeth, fed up to the teeth, fed to the back teeth, fed up to the back teeth bored or annoyed

fed2 (fɛd)
 
n
slang (US) an agent of the FBI

Fed (fɛd)
 
n
informal (US) the Fed the Federal Reserve Bank or Federal Reserve Board

Fed. or fed.
 
abbreviation for
1.  Federal
2.  Federation
3.  Federated
 
fed. or fed.
 
abbreviation for

feed (fiːd)
 
vb , feeds, feeding, fed
1.  to give food to: to feed the cat
2.  to give as food: to feed meat to the cat
3.  (intr) to eat food: the horses feed at noon
4.  to provide food for: these supplies can feed 10 million people
5.  to provide what is necessary for the existence or development of: to feed one's imagination
6.  to gratify; satisfy: to feed one's eyes on a beautiful sight
7.  (also intr) to supply (a machine, furnace, etc) with (the necessary materials or fuel) for its operation, or (of such materials) to flow or move forwards into a machine, etc
8.  to use (land) as grazing
9.  informal theatre to cue (an actor, esp a comedian) with lines or actions
10.  sport to pass a ball to (a team-mate)
11.  electronics to introduce (electrical energy) into a circuit, esp by means of a feeder
12.  (also intr; foll by on or upon) to eat or cause to eat
 
n
13.  the act or an instance of feeding
14.  food, esp that of animals or babies
15.  the process of supplying a machine or furnace with a material or fuel
16.  the quantity of material or fuel so supplied
17.  the rate of advance of a cutting tool in a lathe, drill, etc
18.  a mechanism that supplies material or fuel or controls the rate of advance of a cutting tool
19.  informal theatre a performer, esp a straight man, who provides cues
20.  informal a meal
 
[Old English fēdan; related to Old Norse fœtha to feed, Old High German fuotan, Gothic fōthjan; see food, fodder]
 
'feedable
 
adj

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feed
O.E. fedan "nourish, feed," from P.Gmc. *fothjanan (cf. O.S. fodjan, O.Fris. feda, Goth. fodjan "to feed"). The noun sense of "food for animals" is first attested 1588. Fed up "surfeited, disgusted, bored," is British slang first recorded 1900, extended to U.S. by World War I; probably from earlier phrases
like fed up to the back teeth. Feeding frenzy is from 1989, metaphoric extension of a phrase that had been used of sharks since 1950s.

fed
1788, short for Federalist; as colloquial for official of the federal government, from 1916, especially, after 1930s, of FBI agents.
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Computing Dictionary

FED definition


field emission display

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
fed
federal agent
Fed
Federal Reserve System
FED
  1. field emission device

  2. field-emitting diode

fed.
  1. federal

  2. federated

  3. federation

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Example sentences for fed
A curled plastic comb is fed through the slits to hold the sheets together.
Trivia macadamia nuts are often fed to hyacinth macaws in captivity.
In the past such waste products were sometimes also fed to livestock as well.
The larva is largely immobile and is fed and cared for by workers.
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