- an alcoholic liquor made by fermenting honey and water.
- any of various nonalcoholic beverages.
Origin of mead1
Origin of mead2
- George Herbert,1863–1931, U.S. philosopher and author.
- Margaret,1901–78, U.S. anthropologist.
- Lake, a lake in NW Arizona and SE Nevada, formed 1936 by Hoover Dam. 115 miles (185 km) long; 227 sq. mi. (588 sq. km).
Examples from the Web for mead
Yes, as Mead points out (in a later paragraph I did not quote), things don't look good in Mali.The Thin Veneer of African 'Democracy'
November 13, 2012
One more round of mead or ale and the score to the last comer.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
After the intoxication, When they drank the mead, Not one was spared.Y Gododin
But of old Soma was drunk as mead was drunk by the Scandinavians, before and after battle.Storyology
But I was there, and drank wine and mead till my beard was wet.Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales
Then she fetched from the cellar kvass, mead, beer, and wine.Russian Fairy Tales
W. R. S. Ralston
- an alcoholic drink made by fermenting a solution of honey, often with spices added
- an archaic or poetic word for meadow
- Lake Mead a reservoir in NW Arizona and SE Nevada, formed by the Hoover Dam across the Colorado River: one of the largest man-made lakes in the world. Area: 588 sq km (227 sq miles)
- Margaret. 1901–78, US anthropologist. Her works include Coming of Age in Samoa (1928) and Male and Female (1949)
Word Origin and History for mead
"fermented honey drink," Old English medu, from Proto-Germanic *meduz (cf. Old Norse mjöðr, Danish mjød, Old Frisian and Middle Dutch mede, Old High German metu, German Met "mead"), from PIE root *medhu- "honey, sweet drink" (cf. Sanskrit madhu "sweet, sweet drink, wine, honey," Greek methy "wine," Old Church Slavonic medu, Lithuanian medus "honey," Old Irish mid, Welsh medd, Breton mez "mead"). Synonymous but unrelated early Middle English meþeglin yielded Chaucer's meeth.
"meadow," Old English mæd, Anglian med "meadow, pasture," from Proto-Germanic *medwo (cf. Old Frisian mede, Dutch made, German Matte "meadow," Old English mæþ "harvest, crop"), from PIE *metwa- "a mown field," from root *me- "mow, cut down grass or grain" (see mow (v.)). Now only archaic or poetic.