mead

1
[ meed ]
/ mid /

noun

an alcoholic liquor made by fermenting honey and water.
any of various nonalcoholic beverages.

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Origin of mead

1
before 900; Middle English mede, Old English medu, meodu; cognate with Dutch mee, German Met, Old Norse mjǫthr mead, Sanskrit madhu honey, Greek méthy wine

Definition for mead (2 of 3)

mead2
[ meed ]
/ mid /

noun Archaic.

Origin of mead

2
before 1000; Middle English mede, Old English mǣd. See meadow

Definition for mead (3 of 3)

Mead
[ meed ]
/ mid /

noun

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).
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British Dictionary definitions for mead (1 of 4)

mead1
/ (miːd) /

noun

an alcoholic drink made by fermenting a solution of honey, often with spices added

Word Origin for mead

Old English meodu; related to Old High German metu, Greek methu, Welsh medd

British Dictionary definitions for mead (2 of 4)

mead2
/ (miːd) /

noun

an archaic or poetic word for meadow

Word Origin for mead

Old English mǣd

British Dictionary definitions for mead (3 of 4)

Mead1
/ (miːd) /

noun

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)

British Dictionary definitions for mead (4 of 4)

Mead2
/ (miːd) /

noun

Margaret. 1901–78, US anthropologist. Her works include Coming of Age in Samoa (1928) and Male and Female (1949)
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