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Noun: fed
Usage: Brit, informal (N. Amer: Fed)
  1. Uncomplimentary term for a policeman
    - bull [US, informal], cop [informal], copper [Brit, informal], pig [informal], bizzy [UK, dialect, informal], peeler [Brit, archaic], rozzer [Brit, informal]
Noun: Fed  fed
Usage: informal
  1. The central bank of the United States; incorporates 12 Federal Reserve branch banks and all national banks and state-chartered commercial banks and some trust companies
    "the Fed seeks to control the United States economy by raising and lowering short-term interest rates and the money supply";
    - Federal Reserve System, Federal Reserve, FRS
     
  2. [US, informal] Any federal law-enforcement officer
    - Federal, federal official
Verb: feed (fed)  feed
  1. Give food to
    "Feed the starving children in India";
    - give
     
  2. Provide as food
    "Feed the guests the nuts"
     
  3. Increase or justify; supply with a source of material
    "Her success feeds her vanity"
     
  4. Introduce continuously
    "feed carrots into a food processor";
    - feed in
     
  5. Support or promote
    "His admiration fed her vanity"
     
  6. Take in food; used of animals only
    - eat
     
  7. Serve as food for; be the food for
    "This dish feeds six"
     
  8. Move along, of liquids
    "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi";
    - run, flow, course
     
  9. Profit from in an exploitatory manner
    "He feeds on her insecurity";
    - prey
     
  10. Gratify
    "feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view";
    - feast
     
  11. (farming) provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to
    "We should feed soil if we want to grow healthy plants";
    - fertilize, fertilise [Brit], enrich

Derived forms: feds, Feds

Type of: advance, agent, bobby [Brit, informal], boost, cater, central bank, consume, enclose, encourage, enrich, exploit, federal agent, furnish, further, have, inclose, ingest, insert, introduce, move, officer, plod [Brit, informal], ply, police officer, policeman, promote, provide, put in, regale, render, stick in, supply, take, take in, treat, work

Antonym: starve

Encyclopedia: Fed

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