fed

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See also: Fed, FED, -fed, and Fed.

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛd
  • IPA(key): /fɛd/

Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of federal.

Noun[edit]

fed (plural feds)

  1. (US, derogatory, slang) A federal government officer or official, especially a FBI, CIA, NSA, ATF, or DEA agent.
    That corrupt fed was caught taking bribes from a mobster!
  2. (London, Toronto, especially MLE, MTE, slang) A police officer.
    • 2022, 15 March, Kill the Bill protester who led ‘f*** the feds’ chant jailed over police car torching (in Metro newspaper)
      Jasmine York led chants of ‘f*** the f***ing feds’ as a crowd marched on Bristol’s Bridewell police station.
  3. (Canada, in the plural) The Canadian federal government.
    Salmon were becoming scarce in the river until the feds stepped in.
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of federation.

Noun[edit]

fed (plural feds)

  1. (weightlifting, colloquial) A “federation” in which powerlifters organize to compete.

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

fed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of feed
Derived terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse feitr (fat), from Proto-Germanic *faitaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fed

  1. fat (carrying a larger than normal amount of fat on one's body), obese
  2. fatty, rich
  3. great, smashing, cool
  4. (of a typeface) bold
  5. (nominally, slang) joint
    at ryge en fed
    to smoke a joint (a "fat one")
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of fed
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular fed federe fedest2
Neuter singular fedt federe fedest2
Plural fede federe fedest2
Definite attributive1 fede federe fedeste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse fit.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fed n (singular definite feddet, plural indefinite fed)

  1. skein
  2. clove
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [feːˀð], [feðˀ]

Verb[edit]

fed

  1. imperative of fede

Dutch[edit]

Noun[edit]

fed f (uncountable)

  1. Abbreviation of federatie.

Hungarian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to different sources:

  1. From Proto-Finno-Ugric *pentɜ- (to shut, cover).[1][2]
  2. From Proto-Finno-Ugric *pintä- (to close, cover). Likely cognate with Finnish pinne and Udmurt поди (podi).[3]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

fed

  1. (transitive) to cover
    Synonyms: borít, lep, takar

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

(With verbal prefixes):

Expressions

See also[edit]

  • fedd (“to chide, reprimand, scold”)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Entry #744 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungary.
  2. ^ fed in Zaicz, Gábor (ed.). Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN.  (See also its 2nd edition.)
  3. ^ Starostin's Uralic Database, Entry #754

Further reading[edit]

  • fed in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

fed

  1. Alternative form of fede

Volapük[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fed (nominative plural feds)

  1. federation

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]