an alcoholic liquor made of fermented honey and water, often with spices, fruit, malt, etc. added
Origin of meadMiddle English mede ; from Old English meodu, akin to German met ; from Indo-European base an unverified form medhu-, honey from source Sanskrit m?dhu, Classical Greek methy, wine, Welsh medd, mead
Origin of meadMiddle English mede ; from Old English mæd, meadow
1901-78; U.S. anthropologist
lake in SE Nev. & NW Ariz., formed by Hoover Dam on the Colorado River: c. 250 sq mi (647 sq km)
Origin of Meadafter E. Mead (1858-1936), United States engineer
An alcoholic beverage made from fermented honey and water.
Origin of meadMiddle English, from Old English meodu; see medhu- in Indo-European roots.
Origin of meadMiddle English mede, from Old English m&aemac;d; see m&emacron;-4 in Indo-European roots.
(usually uncountable, plural meads)
- (poetic) A meadow.