mease

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German Mass measure.

Noun[edit]

mease (plural meases)

  1. (UK, dialect, dated) five hundred
    a mease of herrings

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French ameiser.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tae mease (third-person singular simple present meases, present participle measin, simple past meased, past participle meased)

  1. to mitigate, alleviate, assuage
  2. to soothe, pacify

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

mease

  1. First-person singular (yo) imperfect subjunctive form of mear.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperfect subjunctive form of mear.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) imperfect subjunctive form of mear.