Pronunciation Noun

fed (plural feds)

  1. (US, derogatory, slang) a federal government officer or official, especially FBI, CIA, NSA, ATF, and DEA agents.
    That corrupt fed was caught taking bribes from a mobster!
  2. (London, especially, MLE, slang) a police officer.
Synonyms Verb
  1. Simple past tense and past participle of feed

Proper noun
  1. (US, economics, banking, nonstandard) Federal Reserve System. Alternative spelling of Fed
    • 1982-3, National Farmers' Union Washington newsletter, v. 29-31, :
      So, the FED Chairman chose to reassure all concerns, promising "a lasting expansion in economic activity while continuing progress against inflation.
    • 1985, Caryl Ersenkal, Myles S. Wallace, and John T. Warner, "Chairman reappointments, presidential elections and policy actions of the federal reserve," Policy Sciences, Springer Netherlands, ISSN 0032-2687, vol. 18, no. 3, November, 1985, pages 211-225, pg. 211 ↗:
      The extent of independence of the Federal Reserve Board (FED) from the executive branch has been a topic of ongoing study by economists and political scientists.
    • 2003, Review of the economic situation of Mexico, Citigroup/Banco Nacional de México (Banamex), August 2003, vol. LXXIX, no. 932, pg. 3 ↗:
      Positive news was consolidated for economic performance, while the bond market diverged from the opinions expressed by the FED.
    • 2006, International Financial Statistics Yearbook 2006, International Monetary Fund, ISBN 9781589065772, [http://books.google.com/books?id=UdZGJNSuDjsC&pg=PA191&dq=%22the+FED%22#PPA191,M1 pg. 191]:
      Consolidates the Federal Reserve Banks (FED) and monetary authority functions undertaken by the central government.

fed (plural feds)

  1. (electronics) field emission display.

Proper noun
  1. (US, economics) Abbreviation of Federal Reserve#English|Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve Board or System

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