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[meed] /mid/
noun, Archaic.
a reward or recompense.
Origin of meed
before 900; Middle English mede, Old English mēd; cognate with German Miete hire; akin to Old English meord, Gothic mizdō, Greek misthós reward Unabridged
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  • How well in thee appearsThe constant service of the antique world,When service sweat for duty, not for meed!

    Wanted: A Cook Alan Dale
  • These were first-fruits of liberty, and the meed and reward of Liberals.

    Lectures on the French Revolution John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
  • The explorer in the field of religious history, however, comes in here for his meed of praise.

  • But from the others Cromwell had secured the meed of wonder that he desired.

    Privy Seal Ford Madox Ford
  • If selfishness deserves the meed of praise, who more honourable than thou art?

    Heart Martin Farquhar Tupper
  • Ah, why begrudge the marquis his meed of admiration, if he likes it?

  • All the participants are worthy of a meed of praise for their many helpful utterances and manly deportment.

    Shadow and Light Mifflin Wistar Gibbs
  • This meed of poetic honour was an eglantine composed of silver.

  • Worth needs not to have flowed down through musty ages if it would receive its meed; every man bears his seal direct from God.

    A New Atmosphere Gail Hamilton
  • There was no doubt about it, he must go to the young folks for the meed of sympathy he deserved.

    The Prodigal Father J. Storer Clouston
British Dictionary definitions for meed


(archaic) a recompense; reward
Word Origin
Old English: wages; compare Old High German mēta pay
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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