mead

All Sources -
Updated Media sources (1) About encyclopedia.com content Print Topic Share Topic
views updated

meadaccede, bead, Bede, bleed, breed, cede, concede, creed, deed, Eid, exceed, feed, Gide, God speed, greed, he'd, heed, impede, interbreed, intercede, Jamshid, knead, lead, mead, Mede, meed, misdeed, mislead, misread, need, plead, proceed, read, rede, reed, Reid, retrocede, screed, secede, seed, she'd, speed, stampede, steed, succeed, supersede, Swede, tweed, weak-kneed, we'd, weed •breastfeed • greenfeed • dripfeed •chickenfeed • spoonfeed • nosebleed •Nibelungenlied • invalid • Ganymede •Runnymede • airspeed • millipede •velocipede • centipede • Siegfried •filigreed • copyread • crossbreed •proofread • flaxseed • hayseed •rapeseed • linseed • pumpkinseed •aniseed • oilseed • birdseed • ragweed •knapweed • seaweed • chickweed •stinkweed • blanket weed • bindweed •pondweed • duckweed • tumbleweed •fireweed • waterweed • silverweed

views updated

mead1 / mēd/ • n. chiefly hist. an alcoholic drink of fermented honey and water. mead2 • n. poetic/lit. a meadow.

views updated

mead1 drink made by fermenting a mixture of honey and water. OE. me(o)du = MLG. (Du.) mede, OHG. metu, mitu (G. met), ON. mjǫðr :- Gmc. *meduz :- IE. *medhu-, whence Gr. méthu wine (cf. METHYLATE). OIr. mid, W. medd, OSl. medǔ honey, wine, Lith. midùs mead, Skr. mádhu honey, sweet drink.

views updated

mead2 (arch.) MEADOW. OE. mǣd.

views updated

mead A traditional wine made by fermentation of honey, sometimes flavoured with herbs and spices. One of the oldest alcoholic drinks.

More From encyclopedia.com

You Might Also Like