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Part of speech: noun

Origin: Old English, before the 12th century


A deserved share or reward.

Examples of Meed in a sentence

"The plaque was a way to show Lauren her meed."

"It’s natural for people to crave meed, especially those who are often unrecognized."

About Meed

This word stems from the Old English “mēd,” of Germanic origin. It comes from an Indo-European root shared by the Greek “misthos,” meaning “reward.”

Did you Know?

“Meed,” “mead,” and “Mede” are easily confused homophones. While “meed” is a reward or recognition, “mead” can either be an archaic term for a meadow or a fermented drink made of water and honey, malt, and yeast. And a “Mede” is a member of a group of people who lived in ancient Media, now Iran, during the seventh century BCE.

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