Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past tense and past participle of feed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a federal government officer or official, especially FBI and DEA agents.
  • n. a police officer.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of feed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imp. & p. p. of feed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Preterit and past participle of feed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any federal law-enforcement officer
  • n. 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

Etymologies

Shortening of federal. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For whats its worth, recognizing that the the fed is an imperfect institution, it makes sense to have some checks and balances built into the system.

    "This doesn't feel right" (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Just eyeballing the speed, I didn't notice much of a difference between regular search results and the same term fed through ChunkIt.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • The Orbo generator is fed from a battery which it, in turn, recharges; with an intact 1st law of thermodynamics, less energy must be generated than consumed and so the battery will run down and the machine stop.

    The perpetual motion machine « Anglican Samizdat

  • The fed is a slow-changing institution and it has been ruled by assorted free market fairies and objectivists since about 1980.

    Matthew Yglesias » Fed Members Needed!

  • As for the commerce clause issue, if I supported this law (I dont) I would be looking for precedents in fed legislation for forcing citizens to buy goods or services from corporations.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Constitutional Challenges to the Health Care Bill

  • But a massive shield of rain fed by moisture deep into the tropics (cool water vapor loop) lurks to the south.

    The calm before the rainstorm

  • .270 WSM, or .300 WSM The Skinny: Because the BLR is fed from a clip and not a tubular magazine, it can be chambered for a variety of short-action cartridges, including magnums with pointed bullets.

    Browning BLR Lightweight Pistol Grip Stainless

  • This is fed from the southeast by cold waters from the Humboldt Current and from the northeast, by the moderately warm sub-tropical waters from the North Equatorial counter-current via the Peru Flow.

    Galápagos National Park & Galápagos Marine Resources Reserve, Ecuador

  • * I think the tax credit is 1000 per child up to a rather high income limit (100k?), and this particular proposal is tweaking the low end with refundability for those people only paying less than $2000 a year in fed taxes anyway (current law a family of 4 with an income of 40K has a fed income tax liability of around $1500)

    Matthew Yglesias » Child Tax Credit Stimulus

  • That is the standard blueprint for "religion and science" most people are force fed from the time they are sent off to the public propaganda chambers at the age of five (or younger); they hear it repeatedly and so assume it must be true.

    Science

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