Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.


[mee-seemz] /miˈsimz/
verb (impersonal);, past meseemed. Archaic.
it seems to me.
Origin of meseems
1350-1400; Middle English me semeth; see me, seem, -s2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for meseems
Historical Examples
  • But there is something else which, meseems, is of equal import.

    Joshua, Complete Georg Ebers
  • It has changed the countess much; and her husband, too, meseems.

    Albrecht Arlo Bates
  • And yet meseems I live and learn And lore of younglings yet must earn.

    Poems by the Way William Morris
  • And thine, meseems, last night did pray That ye might well be wed to-day.

    Poems by the Way William Morris
  • Whate'er betide, meseems we cannot do worse on the continent than in Hispaniola.

    Vasco Nuez de Balboa Frederick Albion Ober
  • meseems that only I,—I alone among mortals,— Ever suffered such heat!

    Shadowings Lafcadio Hearn
  • "meseems that milor was somewhat hasty," replied Lydie quietly.

    Petticoat Rule Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  • "meseems you protest over-much, Gaston," she said, with a sigh.

    Petticoat Rule Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  • Only one great and awful fault, which meseems hath been its own expiation.

    Petticoat Rule Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  • meseems you are the only honest person in this poison-infected Court.

    The Tangled Skein Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
British Dictionary definitions for meseems


verb (past) meseemed
(transitive; takes a clause as object) (archaic) it seems to me
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for meseems

late 14c., me semeth, from me (pron.) + seem (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for meseems

Word Value for meseems

Scrabble Words With Friends