Definition for MEEK

MEEK, a. [Sw. miuk, soft, tender; Dan. myg; Sp. mego; Port. meigo; G. gemach. The primary sense is flowing, liquid, or thin, attenuated, and allied to muck, L. mucus, Eng. mucilage, Heb. and Ch. מוג, to melt. Class Mg, No. 8. See also No. 10, and No. 2, 9, 13.]

  1. Mild of temper; soft; gentle; not easily provoked or irritated; yielding; given to forbearance under injuries. Now the man Moses was very meek, above all men. Num. xii.
  2. Appropriately, humble, in an evangelical sense; submissive to the divine will; not proud, self-sufficient or refractory; not peevish and apt to complain of divine dispensations. Christ says, “Learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall find rest to your souls.” Matth. xi. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Matth. v.

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