In addition, banks that are found to have received loans from the fed could be stigmatized, jeopardizing their recovery.
But he delivered his remarks in the same low-affect, wobbly-voiced delivery to which fed watchers have become accustomed.
Its looming presence has fed her craft and her imagination for years.
The “traditional” nightingales are raised on a farm and fed organic birdseed.
The GOP platform itself called for the fed to be audited and for a commission to look at reestablishing the gold standard.
Reid was not with the sheep when Mackenzie arrived where they fed.
Here the ore is fed into a great steel box called a "mortar."
As with the Hunter, so with the Warrior, the fetich is fed on the life-blood of the slain.
Every day he brought him huge provision and fed him with the point of his sword.
But we who do the old things are fed by nature with a perpetual infancy.
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.
1788, short for Federalist; as colloquial for "official of the federal government," from 1916, especially, after 1930s, of FBI agents.
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.
"action of feeding," 1570s, from feed (v.). Meaning "food for animals" is first attested 1580s. Of machinery, from 1892.
Any federal government worker or agent, esp in law enforcement or taxation: right up to the day the Feds dragged him into court (1912+)