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English Dictionary: Fed by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
Fed
n
  1. any federal law-enforcement officer [syn: Federal, Fed, federal official]
  2. 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"
    Synonym(s): Federal Reserve System, Federal Reserve, Fed, FRS
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fed \Fed\,
      imp. & p. p. of {Feed}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Feed \Feed\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Feeding}.] [AS. f[?]dan, fr. f[?]da food; akin to C?.
      f[?]dian, OFries f[?]da, f[?]da, D. voeden, OHG. fuottan,
      Icel. f[91][?]a, Sw. f[94]da, Dan. f[94]de. [?] 75. See
      {Food}.]
      1. To give food to; to supply with nourishment; to satisfy
            the physical huger of.
  
                     If thine enemy hunger, feed him.         --Rom. xii.
                                                                              20.
  
                     Unreasonable reatures feed their young. --Shak.
  
      2. To satisfy; grafity or minister to, as any sense, talent,
            taste, or desire.
  
                     I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him.
                                                                              --Shak.
  
                     Feeding him with the hope of liberty. --Knolles.
  
      3. To fill the wants of; to supply with that which is used or
            wasted; as, springs feed ponds; the hopper feeds the mill;
            to feed a furnace with coal.
  
      4. To nourish, in a general sense; to foster, strengthen,
            develop, and guard.
  
                     Thou shalt feed people Israel.            --2 Sam. v. 2.
  
                     Mightiest powers by deepest calms are feed. --B.
                                                                              Cornwall.
  
      5. To graze; to cause to be cropped by feeding, as herbage by
            cattle; as, if grain is too forward in autumn, feed it
            with sheep.
  
                     Once in three years feed your mowing lands.
                                                                              --Mortimer.
  
      6. To give for food, especially to animals; to furnish for
            consumption; as, to feed out turnips to the cows; to feed
            water to a steam boiler.
  
      7. (Mach.)
            (a) To supply (the material to be operated upon) to a
                  machine; as, to feed paper to a printing press.
            (b) To produce progressive operation upon or with (as in
                  wood and metal working machines, so that the work
                  moves to the cutting tool, or the tool to the work).
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