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- 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, [...].
- 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, J. Russell Smith, →ISBN