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Meaning of MEED

Pronunciation:  meed

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[n]  (archaic) a fitting reward

MEED is a 4 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: reward



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Meed\, n. [OE. mede, AS. m[=e]d, meord; akin to OS. m?da,
    OHG. miata, mieta, G. miethe hire, Goth. mizd[=o] reward,
    Bohem. & Russ. mzda, Gr. mistho`s, Skr. m[imac]dha.
    1. That which is bestowed or rendered in consideration of
       merit; reward; recompense.
             A rosy garland was the victor's meed. --Spenser.
    2. Merit or desert; worth.
             My meed hath got me fame.             --Shak.
    3. A gift; also, a bride. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  2. \Meed\, v. t.
    1. To reward; to repay. [Obs.] --Waytt.
    2. To deserve; to merit. [Obs.] --Heywood.
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