Meed (?), n. [OE. mede, AS. m&emac;d, meord; akin to OS. mda, OHG. miata, mieta, G. miethe hire, Goth. mizd&omac; reward, Bohem. & Russ. mzda, Gr. mistho`s, Skr. m&imac;dha. &root;276.]

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.

 

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Meed, v. t.

1.

To reward; to repay.

[Obs.]

Waytt.

2.

To deserve; to merit.

[Obs.]

Heywood.

 

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