Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun federal

2 senses of federal

Sense 1
Federal, Federal soldier, Union soldier -- (a member of the Union Army during the American Civil War)
       => Yankee, Yank, Northerner -- (an American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War))

Sense 2
Federal, Fed, federal official -- (any federal law-enforcement officer)
       => agent, federal agent -- (any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau)

Antonyms of adj federal

3 of 4 senses of federal

Sense 1
federal -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA national) -> local -- (relating to or applicable to or concerned with the administration of a city or town or district rather than a larger area; "local taxes"; "local authorities")

Sense 3
Union, Federal -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA northern) -> southern -- (in or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line; "southern hospitality"; "southern cooking"; "southern plantations")

Sense 4
federal (vs. unitary) -- (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")

unitary (vs. federal) -- (characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is held by one central authority; "a unitary as opposed to a federal form of government")

Similarity of adj federal

4 senses of federal

Sense 1
federal -- (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")
       => national (vs. local) -- (concerned with or applicable to or belonging to an entire nation or country; "the national government"; "national elections"; "of national concern"; "the national highway system"; "national forests")

Sense 2
federal -- (of or relating to the central government of a federation; "a federal district is one set aside as the seat of the national government")

Sense 3
Union, Federal -- (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")
       => northern (vs. southern) -- (in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line; "Northern liberals"; "northern industry"; "northern cities")

Sense 4
federal (vs. unitary) -- (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")

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