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
[Old Poet.] var. of meadow
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 mede, mead from Old English medu, meodu ; see medhu- in Indo-European roots.
Origin of meadMiddle English mede from Old English mǣd ; see mē-4 in Indo-European roots.
(usually uncountable, plural meads)
- (poetic) A meadow.