mead

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See also: Mead and méad

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

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mead (usually uncountable, plural meads)

  1. An alcoholic drink fermented from honey and water.
    • 1837, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], Ethel Churchill: Or, The Two Brides. [], volume I, London: Henry Colburn, [], OCLC 21345056, page 47:
      "Just come in," said Mrs. Churchill, "and take one glass of my mead." / "No—not even such a golden promise tempts me. I am afraid that Lord Marchmont will be at home before me—and he is not yet accustomed to be kept waiting."
  2. (US) A drink composed of syrup of sarsaparilla or other flavouring extract, and water, and sometimes charged with carbon dioxide.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English mede (meadow), from Old English mǣd. Cognate with West Frisian miede, Mede, German Low German Meed, Dutch made.

Noun[edit]

mead (plural meads)

  1. (poetic) A meadow.
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mead

  1. second-person plural imperative of mear

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English mede, from Old English mǣd.

Noun[edit]

mead

  1. meadow

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  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 56