Lexicon: medicine – meekly

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medicine, n. [OFr < L.] (webplay: physical).

  1. Cure; remedy; substance that has the property of healing a disease.
  2. Elixir; tonic; health-restoring solution; [fig.] resolution; restorative; resurrection.

meditate, v. [L. meditari, to think about, care for.]

Dwell on anything in thought.

meditation, n. [Fr. < L.]

Close or continued thought; turning or revolving of a subject in mind; serious contemplation.

meditative, adj. [see meditate, v.]

Expressing meditation.

Mediterranean, proper adj. [L. medi-us, middle + terra, land, earth < Gk 'situated in the middle of land'.] (webplay: mountains, ocean, sea).

Inland; remote; distant; far from land; [fig.] naval; marine; nautical.

Mediterranean, proper n. [see Mediterranean, proper adj.]

Sea between Europe, Africa, and Asia Minor; nearly land-locked sea body of water surrounded by three different continents; [fig.] faraway region; place for exploring ancient kingdoms (see ED letters).

meed, n. [OE.]

Reward; recompense; that which is bestowed or rendered in consideration of merit.

meek (-er, -est), adj. [ON.]

  1. Humble; submissive; not proud, self-sufficient or refractory; not peevish and apt to complain.
  2. Mild of temper; soft; gentle; not easily provoked or irritated; yielding; given to forbearance under injuries.

meek, adv. [see meek, adj.]

Humbly; artlessly; modestly; simply; plainly; not ostentaciously.

meekly, adv. [see meek, adj.]