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fed1

[fed] /fɛd/
verb
1.
simple past tense and past participle of feed.
Idioms
2.
fed up, impatient; disgusted; bored:
They were fed up with the same old routine.

fed2

[fed] /fɛd/
noun
1.
(sometimes initial capital letter) Slang. a federal official or law-enforcement officer.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; by shortening

Fed

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

Fed.

1.

fed.

1.
2.
federated.

feed

[feed] /fid/
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.
  1. to supply (an actor, especially a comedian) with lines or action, the responses to which are expected to elicit laughter.
  2. to provide cues to (an actor).
  3. 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.
  1. a line spoken by one actor, the response to which by another actor is expected to cause laughter.
  2. 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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  1. reluctant to eat; without appetite.
  2. dejected; sad.
  3. not well; ill.
Origin
before 950; Middle English feden, Old English fēdan; cognate with Gothic fodjan, Old Saxon fōdian. See food
Related forms
feedable, adjective
outfeed, verb (used with object), outfed, outfeeding.
refeed, verb, refed, refeeding.
unfeedable, adjective
Synonyms
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.
Antonyms
1, 2. starve.
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Examples from the web 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.
  • Dishes are placed on large trays and fed onto rollers through the machine.
  • Wheat bran is fed to horses in the form of a warm porridge or mash.
  • In the riser itself there will be a cavity showing where the metal was fed.
  • Small granules of raw polycarbonate plastic are fed into the press while under heat.
  • The cottonseed meal that is left generally is fed to livestock.
  • These new levels of the control architecture are fed forward to the frontal lobes.
British Dictionary definitions for fed

fed1

/fɛd/
verb
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/
noun
1.
(US, slang) an agent of the FBI

Fed

/fɛd/
noun
1.
(US, informal) the Fed, the Federal Reserve Bank or Federal Reserve Board

Fed.

abbreviation
1.
Federal
2.
Federation
3.
Federated

feed

/fiːd/
verb (mainly transitive) feeds, feeding, fed (fɛd)
1.
to give food to: to feed the cat
2.
to give as food: to feed meat to the cat
3.
(intransitive) 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 intransitive) 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.
(theatre, informal) 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 intransitive; foll by on or upon) to eat or cause to eat
noun
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.
(computing) a facility allowing web users to receive news headlines and updates on their browser from a website as soon as they are published
18.
the rate of advance of a cutting tool in a lathe, drill, etc
19.
a mechanism that supplies material or fuel or controls the rate of advance of a cutting tool
20.
(theatre, informal) a performer, esp a straight man, who provides cues
21.
(informal) a meal
Derived Forms
feedable, adjective
Word Origin
Old English fēdan; related to Old Norse fœtha to feed, Old High German fuotan, Gothic fōthjan; see food, fodder
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Word Origin and History for fed
adj.

past participle adjective from feed (v.). 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.

n.

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

feed

v.

Old English fedan "nourish, feed, sustain, foster," from Proto-Germanic *fodjan (cf. Old Saxon fodjan, Old Frisian feda, Dutch voeden, Old High German fuotan, Old Norse foeða, Gothic fodjan "to feed"), from PIE *pa- "to protect, feed" (see food). Feeding frenzy is from 1989, metaphoric extension of a phrase that had been used of sharks since 1950s.

n.

"action of feeding," 1570s, from feed (v.). Meaning "food for animals" is first attested 1580s. Of machinery, from 1892.

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Slang definitions & phrases for fed

Fed

noun

Any federal government worker or agent, esp in law enforcement or taxation: right up to the day the Feds dragged him into court (1912+)


feed

noun
  1. A meal: Stop by for a feed, anytime (1830+)
  2. Money (1900+)
  3. Contributions of opinion, advice, etc; input: They put their feed into the project (1990s+)
verb

To board; take one's meals; eat (1895+)

Related Terms

chicken feed, off one's feed


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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fed in Technology
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Related Abbreviations for fed

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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Idioms and Phrases with fed
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