Mead (?), n. [OE. mede, AS. meodo; akin to D. mede, G. met, meth, OHG. metu, mitu, Icel. mjor, Dan. miod, Sw. mjod, Russ. med', Lith. midus, W. medd, Gr. wine, Skr. madhu honey, a sweet drink, as adj., sweet. . Cf. Metheglin.]


A fermented drink made of water and honey with malt, yeast, etc.; metheglin; hydromel.



A drink composed of sirup of sarsaparilla or other flavoring extract, and water. It is sometimes charged with carbonic acid gas.

[U. S.]


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Mead, n. [AS. md. See Meadow.]

A meadow.

A mede All full of freshe flowers, white and reede. Chaucer.

To fertile vales and dewy meads My weary, wandering steps he leads. Addison.


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