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mead 1

 (mēd)
n.
An alcoholic beverage made from fermented honey and water.

[Middle English mede, mead, from Old English medu, meodu; see medhu- in Indo-European roots.]

mead 2

 (mēd)
n. Archaic
A meadow.

[Middle English mede, from Old English mǣd; see mē- in Indo-European roots.]
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mead

(miːd)
n
(Brewing) an alcoholic drink made by fermenting a solution of honey, often with spices added
[Old English meodu; related to Old High German metu, Greek methu, Welsh medd]

mead

(miːd)
n
(Physical Geography) an archaic or poetic word for meadow
[Old English mǣd]

Mead

(miːd)
n
(Placename) Lake Mead a reservoir in NW Arizona and SE Nevada, formed by the Hoover Dam across the Colorado River: one of the largest man-made lakes in the world. Area: 588 sq km (227 sq miles)

Mead

(miːd)
n
(Biography) Margaret. 1901–78, US anthropologist. Her works include Coming of Age in Samoa (1928) and Male and Female (1949)
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mead1

(mid)

n.
an alcoholic drink of fermented honey and water.
[before 900; Old English me(o)du; c. Old High German metu, Skt madhu honey, Greek méthy wine]

mead2

(mid)

n. Archaic.
meadow.
[before 1000; Middle English mede, Old English mǣd]

Mead

(mid)

n.
1. Margaret, 1901–78, U.S. anthropologist.
2. Lake, a lake in NW Arizona and SE Nevada, formed by Hoover Dam on the Colorado River. 227 sq. mi. (588 sq. km).
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mead - United States anthropologist noted for her claims about adolescence and sexual behavior in Polynesian cultures (1901-1978)Mead - United States anthropologist noted for her claims about adolescence and sexual behavior in Polynesian cultures (1901-1978)
2.Mead - United States philosopher of pragmatism (1863-1931)
3.mead - made of fermented honey and watermead - made of fermented honey and water  
honey - a sweet yellow liquid produced by bees
brew, brewage - drink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distilling
metheglin - spiced or medicated mead
hydromel - honey diluted in water; becomes mead when fermented
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Translations
medovina
mjød
mõdu
mjöður
はちみつ酒ミード
mjød
medovina
mjöd

mead

[miːd] Naguamiel f, hidromiel m
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mead

[ˈmiːd] nhydromel m
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mead

1
n (= drink)Met m

mead

2
n (old, poet)Aue f
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mead

1 [miːd] nidromele m

mead

2 [miːd] n (liter) (meadow) → prato
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References in periodicals archive ?
Acerglyn is made with maple syrup, Cyser with apples and Braggot with malted grain, while Melomel is a fruity mead and Capsicumel is flavored with chili pepper.
Discover your favorite homebrew by making several different kinds of mead, from sweet, semi-sweet, and dry meads to melomels (fruit meads), metheglins (spiced meads), bragots (honey beers), grog, and more.