AskDefine | Define meed

Dictionary Definition

meed n : a fitting reward

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English

Etymology

Old English mēd

Homophones

Noun

  1. Merit or desert; worth.

Quotations

  • 1926 To man-rational, wars of nationality were as much a cheat as religious wars, and nothing was worth fighting for: nor could fighting, the act of fighting, hold any meed of intrinsic virtue. - T. E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom
  • 1590 We, the sons of brave Plantagenet, each one already blazing by our meeds, should notwithstanding join our lights together and over-shine the earth. - William Shakespeare, (Edward to Richard, Henry VI, Part III, Act II, Scene 1).

Dutch

Verb

meed
  1. singular past tense of mijden

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