2. Merit or desert; worth.
My meed hath got me fame.Shak.
3. A gift; also, a bride. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Meed), v. t.
1. To reward; to repay. [Obs.] Waytt.
2. To deserve; to merit. [Obs.] Heywood.
(Meed"ful) a. Worthy of meed, reward, or recompense; meritorious. "Meedful works." Wiclif.
(Meed"ful*ly), adv. According to merit; suitably.
(Meek) a. [Compar. Meeker (-er); superl. Meekest.] [OE. mek, meoc; akin to Icel. mjkr mild,
soft, Sw. mjuk, Dan. myg, D. muik, Goth. mukamodei gentleness.]
1. Mild of temper; not easily provoked or orritated; patient under injuries; not vain, or haughty, or resentful; forbearing; submissive.
Now the man Moses was very meek.Num. xii. 3.
2. Evincing mildness of temper, or patience; characterized by mildness or patience; as, a meek answer; a
meek face. "Her meek prayer." Chaucer.
Syn. Gentle; mild; soft; yielding; pacific; unassuming; humble. See Gentle.
(Meek, Meek"en) (-'n), v. t. To make meek; to nurture in gentleness and humility. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Meek"ly), adv. In a meek manner. Spenser.
(Meek"ness), n. The quality or state of being meek.
(Meer) a. Simple; unmixed. See Mere, a. [Obs.]
(Meer), n. See Mere, a lake.
(Meer), n. A boundary. See Mere.
(||Meer"kat) n. [D.] (Zoöl.) A South African carnivore (Cynictis penicillata), allied to the ichneumons.
(Meer"schaum) n. [G., lit., sea foam; meer sea + schaum foam; but it perh. is a corruption
of the Tartaric name myrsen. Cf. Mere a lake, and Scum.]
1. (Min.) A fine white claylike mineral, soft, and light enough when in dry masses to float in water. It
is a hydrous silicate of magnesia, and is obtained chiefly in Asia Minor. It is manufacturd into tobacco
pipes, cigar holders, etc. Also called sepiolite.
2. A tobacco pipe made of this mineral.
(Meet) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Met (met); p. pr. & vb. n. Meeting.] [OE. meten, AS. metan, fr.
mot, gemot, a meeting; akin to OS. motian to meet, Icel. mæta, Goth. gamotjan. See Moot, v. t.]
1. To join, or come in contact with; esp., to come in contact with by approach from an opposite direction; to
come upon or against, front to front, as distinguished from contact by following and overtaking.