Meek (?), a. [Compar. Meeker (?); superl. Meekest.] [OE. mek, meoc; akin to Icel. mjkr mild, soft, Sw. mjuk, Dan. myg, D. muik, Goth. mukamdei gentleness.]

1.

Mild of temper; not easily provoked or orritated; patient under injuries; not vain, or haughty, or resentful; forbearing; submissive.

Not the man Moses was very meek. Num. xii. 3.

2.

Evincing mildness of temper, or patience; characterized by mildness or patience; as, a meek answer; a meek face.

"Her meek prayer."

Chaucer.

Syn. -- Gentle; mild; soft; yielding; pacific; unassuming; humble. See Gentle.

 

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Meek, Meek"en (-'n), v. t.

To make meek; to nurture in gentleness and humility.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

 

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