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 soldiernoun

    a member of the Union Army during the American Civil War

  2. Federal, Fed, federal officialadjective

    any federal law-enforcement officer

  3. federaladjective

    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. federaladjective

    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, Federaladjective

    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. federaladjective

    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. federalnoun

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

    Etymology: From foedus.

  2. federaladjective

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

    Etymology: From foedus.

  3. federaladjective

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

    Etymology: From foedus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Federaladjective

    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. Federaladjective

    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. Federaladjective

    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. Federaladjective

    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. Federalnoun

    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. federaladjective

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

  2. federaladjective

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

  3. federaladjective

    Going federal: rising up in the game.

  4. federaladjective

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

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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

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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. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen:

    If incoming data are consistent with labor market conditions strengthening and inflation making progress toward our 2 percent objective, as I expect, further gradual increases in the federal funds rate are likely to be appropriate.

  2. Stephen Moore:

    By the way, I think the trigger for this massive sell-off has been an absurd Federal Reserve Board policy that I believe the people on Federal Reserve Board should be thrown out for economic malpractice.

  3. Biden TransitionPeople of color:

    There's a reason why the federal government is able to run a deficit : because the states must, must, balance their budget. And they're in real trouble.

  4. Mark Toner:

    We can say, without speaking to specifics, that the inert training missile has been returned with the cooperation of the Cuban government, the department is restricted under federal law and regulations from commenting on specific defense trade licensing cases and compliance matters, so we cannot provide further details.

  5. David Blitzer:

    An interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve, now expected in December by many analysts, is not likely to derail the strong housing performance.

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