fed fed  /ˈfɛd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any federal law-enforcement officer
  2. (n) the central bank of the United States; incorporates 12 Federal Reserve branch banks and all national banks and state-chartered commercial banks and some trust companies
  3. (n) food for domestic livestock
  4. (v) provide as food
  5. (v) give food to
  6. (v) feed into; supply
  7. (v) introduce continuously
  8. (v) support or promote
  9. (v) take in food; used of animals only
  10. (v) serve as food for; be the food for
  11. (v) move along, of liquids
  12. (v) profit from in an exploitatory manner
  13. (v) gratify
  14. (v) provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to

Usage(s):

  • Beef raised wholly on pasture, rather than grain-fed in feedlots, may be better for your health--and for the planet.

News

  1. Fed Shakes Up Stock Markets

    Signs the Fed could pull back on its easy money policies sent interest rates up, jarring stocks and other risk markets.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: CNBC

  2. Fed Shakes Global Markets as Interest Rates Rise

    Signs the Fed could pull back on its easy money policies sent the dollar higher and interest rates rose to a two-year high, jarring stocks and other risk markets around the globe.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: CNBC

  3. Fed's mixed messages roil markets

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments on bond buying sent the Dow index into a 250-point swing as investors feared the beginning of the end for stimulus efforts. WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve's unprecedented stimulus efforts are starting to box in the nation's central banker.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

Quotes

  1. "It was strong action by the Fed and they did so because some financial institutions that borrowed money to buy securities in the housing industry must now repair their balance sheets before they can make further loans," Bush said.
    on Mar 14, 2008 By: President Bush Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "For market discipline to be effective, market participants must not expect that lending from the Fed, or any other government support, is readily available," Paulson said in his testimony. "For market discipline to effectively constrain...
    on Jul 11, 2008 By: Henry Paulson Source: Christian Science Monitor

  3. "We've had great times together playing Fed Cup and, messaging each other on phones, teasing each other," Clijsters said. "I think that's how I would have liked it to have always been."
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Kim Clijsters Source: ESPN

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