What does Federal mean?

Definitions for Federal
ˈfɛd ər əlFed·er·al

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Federal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Federal, Federal soldier, Union soldier(noun)

    a member of the Union Army during the American Civil War

  2. Federal, Fed, federal official(adj)

    any federal law-enforcement officer

  3. federal(adj)

    national; especially in reference to the government of the United States as distinct from that of its member units

    "the Federal Bureau of Investigation"; "federal courts"; "the federal highway program"; "federal property"

  4. federal(adj)

    of or relating to the central government of a federation

    "a federal district is one set aside as the seat of the national government"

  5. Union, Federal(adj)

    being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War

    "Union soldiers"; "Federal forces"; "a Federal infantryman"

  6. federal(adj)

    characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is divided between one central and several regional authorities

    "a federal system like that of the United States"; "federal governments often evolved out of confederations"

Wiktionary

  1. federal(Noun)

    A law-enforcement official of the FBI; short for federal agent.

    Etymology: From foedus.

  2. federal(Adjective)

    Pertaining to a league or treaty; derived from an agreement or covenant between parties, especially between nations.

    Etymology: From foedus.

  3. federal(Adjective)

    Pertaining to the national government level, as opposed to state, provincial, county, city, or town.

    Etymology: From foedus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Federal(adj)

    pertaining to a league or treaty; derived from an agreement or covenant between parties, especially between nations; constituted by a compact between parties, usually governments or their representatives

    Etymology: [L. foedus league, treaty, compact; akin to fides faith: cf. F. fdral. see Faith.]

  2. Federal(adj)

    composed of states or districts which retain only a subordinate and limited sovereignty, as the Union of the United States, or the Sonderbund of Switzerland

    Etymology: [L. foedus league, treaty, compact; akin to fides faith: cf. F. fdral. see Faith.]

  3. Federal(adj)

    consisting or pertaining to such a government; as, the Federal Constitution; a Federal officer

    Etymology: [L. foedus league, treaty, compact; akin to fides faith: cf. F. fdral. see Faith.]

  4. Federal(adj)

    friendly or devoted to such a government; as, the Federal party. see Federalist

    Etymology: [L. foedus league, treaty, compact; akin to fides faith: cf. F. fdral. see Faith.]

  5. Federal(noun)

    see Federalist

    Etymology: [L. foedus league, treaty, compact; akin to fides faith: cf. F. fdral. see Faith.]

Freebase

  1. Federal

    Federal is the debut album by American rapper E-40, released November 10, 1993 on Sick Wid It Records. It peaked at number 80 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Jive records reissued Federal in 1995 with three tracks missing.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Federal

    fed′ėr-al, adj. pertaining to or consisting of a treaty or covenant: confederated, founded upon mutual agreement: of a union or government in which several states, while independent in home affairs, combine for national or general purposes, as in the United States (in the American Civil War, Federal was the name applied to the states of the North which defended the Union against the Confederate separatists of the South).—n. a supporter of federation: a Unionist soldier in the American Civil War.—n. Fed′eracy.—v.t. Fed′eralise.—ns. Fed′eralism, the principles or cause maintained by federalists; Fed′eralist, a supporter of a federal constitution or union; Fed′erary (Shak.), a confederate.—adj. Fed′erāte, united by league: confederated.—n. Federā′tion, the act of uniting in league: a federal union.—adj. Fed′erātive, united in league.—Federal (or Covenant) theology, that first worked out by Cocceius (1603-69), based on the idea of two covenants between God and man—of Works and of Grace (see Covenant). [Fr. fédéral—L. fœdus, fœderis, a treaty, akin to fidĕre, to trust.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. federal(adjective)

    Refering to the federal government. "The reasons are several, most of the federal" -- Public Enemy (Black steel in the hour of chaos).

  2. federal(adjective)

    Something of exceptional quality or of an extreme nature. Used throughout E-40 tapes, probably Bay Area in origin.

  3. federal(adjective)

    Going federal: rising up in the game.

  4. federal(adjective)

    To "make a federal case of" something means to make a big deal out of it, usually when it's not worth it.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Federal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2632

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Federal' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4754

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Federal' in Adjectives Frequency: #354

How to pronounce Federal?

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How to say Federal in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Federal in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Federal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Federal in a Sentence

  1. Tate Reeves:

    As I look to the future in terms of the federal government's role, I just want to make sure that the federal government continues to maintain their posture, natural disasters have to be managed in the same way, and that is state managed, locally executed and federally supported.

  2. Joyce Dudley:

    I am working with the federal government and the attorney general's office to look into potential criminal, and/or civil prosecution.

  3. Senator Alexander:

    We found that there was a good deal of misunderstanding about what the CDC guideline was intended to do, theyre not supposed to be a substitute for an individual doctors decision about what the appropriate prescription is for a patient. We have this problem when the federal government or a government agency issues guidelines, they suddenly become law. People become afraid. You have insurance companies refusing to reimburse for opioid prescriptions. Its easier just to follow [ the guidelines ] rather than make your own decision.

  4. Kristen Orthman:

    In addition, if localities are not taking action to desegregate schools, Elizabeth believes the federal government has a constitutional obligation to step in to deliver on the promise of Brown v. Board, including, if necessary, busing, she has plainly done her homework.

  5. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer:

    Which isn't a lot. But this primary is just getting started.Both of these things can't be trueTrump's main pitch for reelection is the economy and, while it hasn't lived up to his 2016 campaign promises, he put forward an extremely rosy outlook in his annual budget proposal, released Monday.Just as an example, read from CNN's story about the predicted deficits in Trump's budget compared to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.Both of these things cannot be true:CBO says budget will grow -- The deficit -- the gap between how much the government spends versus how much it takes in -- surpassed $1 trillion for the calendar year in 2019, marking the first time since 2012.That number is only expected to widen even further over the coming decade, reaching a total of $1.7 trillion in 2030, according to the latest projections by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released in late January.White House says budget will shrink -- That's a sharp contrast to the White House's latest blueprint, which projects that the deficit will shrink to $261 billion by 2030. The President's budget assumes that the economy will grow at around 3% annually during that period of time helping to narrow the gap. Those estimates are significantly higher than what most economists anticipated along with the Federal Reserve.Bonus: Read CNN reporter Donna Borak's piece on the White House plan for more tax cuts despite the deficits.Impeachment falloutGiuliani has a channel to Barr -- Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Rudy Giuliani is giving information regarding his Ukraine conspiracy theories to Attorney General William Barr through some sort of special channel Barr has set up. This is not surprising since Trump clearly lumps his lawyer and the attorney general together. He asked Ukraine's President to be in touch with both of them. But a back channel to the DOJ? This is, um, not how things are supposed to work, writes Elie Honig.Trump weaponizes the presidency -- Read this from Stephen Collinson: (Trump) is completing his project of fashioning the office around his own personality. It's unrestrained, unaccountable, often profane, impervious to outside influence and factual constraints of normal governance. The President has established dominance over his party, his Cabinet and his own media complex. He loosened Congress's constraints by refusing to cooperate with the impeachment probe. The result is that there are very few political constraints on his behavior left.

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