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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n meed a fitting reward
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Meed A gift; also, a bride.
    • Meed Merit or desert; worth. "My meed hath got me fame."
    • Meed That which is bestowed or rendered in consideration of merit; reward; recompense. "A rosy garland was the victor's meed ."
    • Meed To deserve; to merit.
    • Meed To reward; to repay.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n meed That which is bestowed or rendered in consideration of desert, good or bad (but usually the former); reward; recompense; award.
    • n meed A gift; also, a bribe.
    • n meed Merit or desert.
    • meed To reward; bribe.
    • meed To deserve or merit.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Meed mēd wages: reward: what is bestowed for merit.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. mede, AS. mēd, meord,; akin to OS. mēda, OHG. miata, mieta, G. miethe, hire, Goth. mizdō, reward, Bohem. & Russ. mzda, Gr. misqo`s, Skr. mīdha,. √276
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. méd, meord; Ger. miethe.


In literature:

But from the others Cromwell had secured the meed of wonder that he desired.
"Privy Seal" by Ford Madox Ford
O happy she whose meed of praise Hath fallen upon my sheaf of lays!
"Something Else Again" by Franklin P. Adams
I forgot the meed of respect I owed to her, forgot the responsibilities imposed upon me.
"Fibble, D. D." by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
She had heard him spoken of, and always with a meed of affection that is given to few men.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
These were first-fruits of liberty, and the meed and reward of Liberals.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Still they denied her no meed her rare charms might properly claim.
"The Last of the Mohicans" by James Fenimore Cooper
In this, I think, the women of England deserve the greater meed of gratitude and respect.
"The Message" by Alec John Dawson
The "Guide" was then given its due meed of appreciation by the Jews.
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
The next night she determined to take her meed of sleep, and did not tie the string to her toe.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
All the participants are worthy of a meed of praise for their many helpful utterances and manly deportment.
"Shadow and Light" by Mifflin Wistar Gibbs
But she clung to it as a meed of hope, because she had naught else to which to cling.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
That meed he gave her at least, and that he should give her anything at all was happiness.
"The Dust Flower" by Basil King
His Wee Wifie was such a dear, quiet little nurse, he said, and with that scant meed of praise Fay was supposed to be satisfied.
"Wee Wifie" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
They show that he has fought and conquered men, or books, to win them, and they are the well-earned meed of his endeavor.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
But always thought Little JOHN To quite him well his meed.
"Fifteenth Century Prose and Verse" by Various
Washington would accept no meed of praise until his great work was accomplished.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Marie, too, was giving her meed of praise, as she followed her across the stage.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 3" by Various
What business was it of his whether she gave her father or not the meed of praise that he deserved?
"Brooke's Daughter" by Adeline Sergeant
And they are entitled to no small share of the meed of praise given the American seamen, who fought and won victory over the British.
"The Black Phalanx" by Joseph T. Wilson
Jack, observing what his chum had accomplished, felt compelled to give the artist his meed of commendation.
"Eagles of the Sky" by Ambrose Newcomb

In poetry:

Yet, I would have thee nobly strive
To win that glorious meed,
But still, of Woman's saving love,
Hast thou not urgent need?
"The Wife To The Absent Husband" by James Avis Bartley
O Christ, the King of gentleness,
Our several hearts do Thou possess,
They we may render all our days
Thy meed of thankfulness and praise.
"His Cheering Message From the Grave" by Augusta Treverorum
Alas! are there no meeds of praise
For freedom's heroes who have died;
Who bore the burden in those days
When bravest men's brave hearts were tried?
"The Black Man's Wrongs" by James Madison Bell
Who asks no meed of earthly fame,
Who knows no earthly master's call,
Who hopes for man, through guilt and shame,
Still answering, "God is over all";
"A Birthday Tribute" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Twelve moons have waned, and the morn is come
When, a year before, from his meed-won home
Sir Raymond went:—At the castle gate
A reverend Palmer now doth wait.
"Sir Raymond And The False Palmer" by Thomas Cooper
We, Scatha's pupils, ah, how sad the story!
Sad is the deed and sorrowful the wrong:
Thou to be dead without thy meed of glory,
And I, oh! shame, to be alive and strong!
"Ferdiah; Or, The Fight At The Ford" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

Meed's resistance work started with the deportation of 265,000 Jews from Warsaw to the Treblinka death camp and continued after the uprising by the ghetto 's besieged remnants.
Dudley set a county meed record in winning this event.