Fed



[fed] /fɛd/

verb
1.
simple past tense and past participle of .
Idioms
2.
fed up, impatient; disgusted; bored:
They were fed up with the same old routine.
[fed] /fɛd/
noun
1.
(sometimes initial capital letter) Slang. a federal official or law-enforcement officer.
[fed] /fɛd/
noun
1.
the Fed, Informal. the Federal Reserve System.
2.
the Federal Reserve Board.
[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.

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. (def 10).
21.
Theater Informal.

22.
a local television broadcast distributed by satellite or network to a much wider audience, especially nationwide or international.
23.
Digital Technology.

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.

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2.
federated.
3.
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/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
/fɛd/
noun
1.
(US, slang) an agent of the FBI
/fɛd/
noun
1.
(US, informal) the Fed, the Federal Reserve Bank or Federal Reserve Board
abbreviation
1.
Federal
2.
Federation
3.
Federated
/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
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.
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.

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+)

noun

verb

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

Related Terms

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1.
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2.
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1.
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2.
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3.
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