mead

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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.
  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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Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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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mead

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