how to pronounce fed


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fed is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of fed in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… for all of these Fed initiatives we get …”

meanings of fed


  1. A police officer.
  2. A federal government officer or official, especially FBI, CIA, NSA, ATF, and DEA agents.
  3. Field emission display.
  4. A “federation" in which powerlifters organize to compete.


  1. Abbreviation of Federal Reserve. (The Federal Reserve Board or System).
  2. Federal Reserve System. Alternative spelling of Fed.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of feed.

fed frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word fed occurs in english on average 25.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics fed can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that fed can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to fed


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