Adjective "meed" definition and examples

(Meed may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/miːd/

Definitions and examples

noun

A person's deserved share of praise, honour, etc.
  1. 'In Victorian match reports there was often a rather charming phrase to the effect that ‘X should be given his meed of praise.’'
  2. '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?'

More definitions

1. a reward or recompense.

More examples(as adjective)

"iraqis can be meed."

Origin

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