adjective, meek·er, meek·est.
- meech lake accord,
- meer, jan van der,
Origin of meek
Examples from the Web for meek
But Kasich will perform some meek tap dance about repeal and replace, leaving the good parts.
You must celebrate the peacemakers, the poor at heart, the meek.
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It might be meek, and fiercely fought over, compared to the fearful stability and dominance of monarchies and one-party regimes.
In the cockpit, Whitaker is flip, arrogant, and condescending; Evans is meek and at times frightened and clueless.
Her hands were clasped and her head bowed with a meek, resigned air that reached more than one Shawnee heart.Oonomoo the Huron|Edward S. Ellis
How His people need thus to be in heaviness through manifold temptations, to keep them meek and submissive!The Words of Jesus|John R. Macduff
Thou hast made a prey of the meek and gentle who asked for thy protection.Roundabout Papers|William Makepeace Thackeray
In ten minutes more, Louisa's meek knock was softly audible outside.No Name|Wilkie Collins
She spoke the words as a pious aspiration, this little pale woman with meek and kindly eyes, in her nun's dress.From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917|Philip Gibbs
Word Origin for meek
c.1200, "gentle, quiet, unaggressive; benevolent, kind; courteous, humble, unassuming;" of a woman, "modest," from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse mjukr "soft, pliant, gentle"), from Proto-Germanic *meukaz (cf. Gothic muka-modei "humility," Dutch muik "soft"), of uncertain origin, perhaps from PIE *meug- "slippery, slimy." In the Bible, it translates Latin mansuetus from Vulgate (see mansuetude). Sense of "submissive" is from mid-14c.
"those who are meek," c.1200, from meek (adj.).