verb (impersonal); past me·seemed. Archaic.

it seems to me.

Origin of meseems

1350–1400; Middle English me semeth; see me, seem, -s2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for meseems

Historical Examples of meseems

  • 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.


    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

British Dictionary definitions for meseems


verb past meseemed

(tr; takes a clause as object) archaic it seems to me
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Word Origin and History for meseems

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper