fed

1
[ fed ]
/ fɛd /

verb

simple past tense and past participle of feed.

Nearby words

  1. fecund,
  2. fecundate,
  3. fecundation,
  4. fecundatory,
  5. fecundity,
  6. fed to the gills,
  7. fed up,
  8. fed.,
  9. fed. res. bd.,
  10. fed. res. bk.

Idioms

    fed up, impatient; disgusted; bored: They were fed up with the same old routine.

fed

2
[ fed ]
/ fɛd /

noun

(sometimes initial capital letter) Slang. a federal official or law-enforcement officer.

Origin of fed

2
First recorded in 1915–20; by shortening

Fed

[ fed ]
/ fɛd /

noun

the Fed, Informal. the Federal Reserve System.
the Federal Reserve Board.

feed

[ feed ]
/ fid /

verb (used with object), fed, feed·ing.

verb (used without object), fed, feed·ing.

(especially of animals) to take food; eat: cows feeding in a meadow; to feed well.
to be nourished or gratified; subsist: to feed on grass; to feed on thoughts of revenge.

noun

Origin of feed

before 950; Middle English feden, Old English fēdan; cognate with Gothic fodjan, Old Saxon fōdian. See food

Related formsfeed·a·ble, adjectiveout·feed, verb (used with object), out·fed, out·feed·ing.re·feed, verb, re·fed, re·feed·ing.un·feed·a·ble, adjective

Synonym study

13. Feed, fodder, forage, provender mean food for animals. Feed is the general word: pig feed; chicken feed. Fodder is especially applied to dry or green feed, as opposed to pasturage, fed to horses, cattle, etc.: fodder for winter feeding; Cornstalks are good fodder. Forage is food that an animal obtains (usually grass, leaves, etc.) by searching about for it: Lost cattle can usually live on forage. Provender denotes dry feed, such as hay, oats, or corn: a supply of provender in the haymow and corn cribs.

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British Dictionary definitions for fed

fed

1
/ (fɛd) /

verb

the past tense and past participle of feed
fed to death, fed to the teeth, fed up to the teeth, fed to the back teeth or fed up to the back teeth informal bored or annoyed

noun

US slang an agent of the FBI

Fed

/ (fɛd) /

noun

the Fed US informal the Federal Reserve Bank or Federal Reserve Board

Fed.

fed.

abbreviation for

Federal
Federation
Federated

feed

/ (fiːd) /

verb feeds, feeding or fed (fɛd) (mainly tr)

noun

Derived Formsfeedable, adjective

Word Origin for feed

Old English fēdan; related to Old Norse fœtha to feed, Old High German fuotan, Gothic fōthjan; see food, fodder

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Word Origin and History for fed
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Idioms and Phrases with fed

feed

In addition to the idioms beginning with feed

  • feed one's face
  • feed someone a line
  • feed the kitty

also see:

  • bite the hand that feeds you
  • chicken feed
  • off one's feed
  • put on the feed bag
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