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Meaning of MEAD

Pronunciation:  meed, meed

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  made of fermented honey and water
  2. [n]  United States philosopher of pragmatism (1863-1931)
  3. [n]  United States anthropologist noted for her claims about adolescence and sexual behavior in Polynesian cultures (1901-1978)

MEAD is a 4 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: George Herbert Mead, Margaret Mead
 See Also: anthropologist, brew, brewage, honey, hydromel, metheglin, philosopher



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mead\, n. [OE. mede, AS. meodo; akin to D. mede, G. met,
    meth, OHG. metu, mitu, Icel. mj["o]?r, Dan. mi["o]d, Sw.
    mj["o]d, Russ. med', Lith. midus, W. medd, Gr. ? wine, Skr.
    madhu honey, a sweet drink, as adj., sweet. ?. Cf.
    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.]
  2. \Mead\, n. [AS. m[=ae]d. See {Meadow}.]
    A meadow.
          A mede All full of freshe flowers, white and reede.
          To fertile vales and dewy meads My weary, wandering
          steps he leads.                          --Addison.