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meed

 (mēd)
n. Archaic
A merited reward or recompense.

[Middle English mede, from Old English mēd; see mizdho- in Indo-European roots.]
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meed

(miːd)
n
archaic a recompense; reward
[Old English: wages; compare Old High German mēta pay]
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meed

(mid)

n.
Archaic. reward; recompense.
[before 900; Old English mēd]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.meed - a fitting rewardmeed - a fitting reward      
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
reward - payment made in return for a service rendered
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Translations
References in classic literature ?
'There be two manner of Meeds, my Lord, by thy life,
He could have endured poverty, and while this distress had been the meed of his virtue, he gloried in it; but the ingratitude of the Turk and the loss of his beloved Safie were misfortunes more bitter and irreparable.
The helpful inmate had departed, without one backward glance to gather up the meed of gratitude, if any were in the hearts of those whom she had served so zealously.
A little shamefaced girl lisped, "Mary had a little lamb," etc., performed a compassion-inspiring curtsy, got her meed of applause, and sat down flushed and happy.