2 the central bank of the United States; incorporates 12 Federal Reserve branch banks and all national banks and state charted 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" [syn: Federal Reserve System, Federal Reserve, FRS]feed n : food for domestic livestock [syn: provender]
1 provide as food; "Feed the guests the nuts"
2 give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat" [syn: give] [ant: starve]
3 feed into; supply; "Her success feeds her vanity"
4 introduce continuously; "feed carrots into a food processor" [syn: feed in]
5 support or promote; "His admiration fed her vanity"
6 take in food; used of animals only; "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?" [syn: eat]
7 serve as food for; be the food for; "This dish feeds six"
8 move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi" [syn: run, flow, course]
9 profit from in an exploitatory manner; "He feeds on her insecurity" [syn: prey]
10 gratify; "feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view" [syn: feast]
11 provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to; "We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants" [syn: fertilize, fertilise] [also: fed]fed See feed
- A federal government officer or official.
- past of feed
- to cover
Fed may refer to:
- Federal; any federal law-enforcement officer
- 'The Feds' can be a colloquial expression for federal authorities, whether it be federal police or other institutions with federal jurisdiction.
- Federal Reserve System, the central bank of the United States
- Roger Federer
- The Fed, a student newspaper published at Columbia University
FED is an abbreviation for:
- Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky, the founder of the Cheka. After him a number of factories and products in the Soviet Union were named, such as:
- Field emission display
- Federal Ecosystem Directorate
- Facilities Engineering Division
- Foundation for Enterprise Development
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fed in Russian: ФЭД
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