browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
fed

more about fed

fed


  3  definitions  found 
 
  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[ae]?a, 
  Sw  f["o]da,  Dan.  f["o]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). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Fed 
  n  1:  any  federal  law-enforcement  officer  [syn:  {Federal},  {Fed}, 
  {federal  official}] 
  2:  the  central  bank  of  the  US  incorporates  12  Federal  Reserve 
  branch  banks  and  all  national  banks  and  stated  charted 
  commercial  banks  and  some  trust  companies  [syn:  {Federal 
  Reserve  System},  {Federal  Reserve},  {Fed}] 




more about fed