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Definition of meed in English:


A person’s deserved share of praise, honour, etc. he must extract from her some meed of approbation
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  • In Victorian match reports there was often a rather charming phrase to the effect that ‘X should be given his meed of praise.’
  • In order to understand her meaning, it is necessary to start from a phenomenon which, although old and well recognized, has never received its proper meed of consideration.
  • Instead of banning the discussion of the 72 virgins of paradise, the alleged meed of the suicide bomber, would it not be much more efficient to make fun of this ludicrous claim?


Old English mēd, of Germanic origin; from an Indo-European root shared by Greek misthos 'reward'.

Words that rhyme with meed

accede, 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, 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
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