\ ˈmēd How to pronounce mead (audio) \

Definition of mead

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a fermented beverage made of water and honey, malt, and yeast

Definition of mead (Entry 2 of 3)

archaic

Mead

biographical name
\ ˈmēd How to pronounce Mead (audio) \

Definition of Mead (Entry 3 of 3)

Margaret 1901–1978 American anthropologist

First Known Use of mead

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mead

Noun (1)

Middle English mede, from Old English medu; akin to Old High German metu mead, Greek methy wine

Noun (2)

Middle English mede "meadow, clearing," going back to Old English mǣd — more at meadow

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The first known use of mead was before the 12th century

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“Mead.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mead. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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