3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Mead \Mead\ (m[=e]d), noun [OE. mede, AS. meodo; akin to D. mede, G. met, meth, OHG. metu, mitu, Icel. mj["o][eth]r, Dan. mi["o]d, Sw. mj["o]d, Russ. med', Lith. midus, W. medd, Gr. me'qy wine, Skr. madhu honey, a sweet drink, as adjective, sweet. [root]270. Cf. {Metheglin}.]

1. A fermented drink made of water and honey with malt, yeast, etc.; metheglin; hydromel. --Chaucer.

2. A drink composed of sirup of sarsaparilla or other flavoring extract, and water. It is sometimes charged with carbonic acid gas. [U. S.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Mead \Mead\, noun [AS. m[=ae]d. See {Meadow}.] A meadow.

A mede All full of freshe flowers, white and reede. --Chaucer.

To fertile vales and dewy meads My weary, wandering steps he leads. --Addison.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: United States anthropologist noted for her claims about adolescence and sexual behavior in Polynesian cultures (1901-1978) [syn: {Mead}, {Margaret Mead}]

2: United States philosopher of pragmatism (1863-1931) [syn: {Mead}, {George Herbert Mead}]

3: made of fermented honey and water

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