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See also: Mead and méad

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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English mede, from Old English medu, from Proto-Germanic *meduz, from Proto-Indo-European *médʰu (honey; honey wine).

NounEdit

mead (usually uncountable, plural meads)

  1. An alcoholic drink fermented from honey and water.
  2. (US) A drink composed of syrup of sarsaparilla or other flavouring extract, and water, and sometimes charged with carbonic acid gas.
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Related termsEdit

  • bragget (drink made from ale, honey & spices)

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Etymology 2Edit

From Old English mǣd. Cognate with West Frisian miede, German Low German Meed, Mede.

NounEdit

mead (plural meads)

  1. (poetic) A meadow.
    • 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 [...].
    • 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, [...].

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SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

mead

  1. (Spain) Informal second-person plural (vosotros or vosotras) affirmative imperative form of mear.

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EtymologyEdit

From Old English mǣd.

NounEdit

mead

  1. meadow

ReferencesEdit

  • 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)