- An alcoholic drink fermented from honey and water.
- (US) A drink composed of syrup of sarsaparilla or other flavouring extract, and water, and sometimes charged with carbon dioxide.
mead (plural meads)
- (poetic) A meadow.
- c. 1817, John Keats, Hither, hither, love —:
- Hither, hither, love — / ‘Tis a shady mead — / Hither, hither, love! / Let us feed and feed!
- 1848, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam, 28:
- Four voices of four hamlets round, / From far and near, on mead and moor, / Swell out and fail, as if a door / Were shut between me and the sound […] .
- 1891, Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles:
- 'We must overhaul that mead,' he resumed; 'this mustn't continny!'
- 1920, H. P. Lovecraft, The Doom that Came to Sarnath:
- There ran little streams over bright pebbles, dividing meads of green and gardens of many hues, [...].
- J. Poole W. Barnes, A Glossary, with Some Pieces of Verse, of the Old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy (1867)