meek
Pronunciation Adjective

meek (comparative meeker, superlative meekest)

  1. Humble, non-boastful, modest, meager, or self-effacing.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Matthew 5:5 ↗:
      Blessed are the meeke: for they shall inherit the earth.
    • 1848, Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son:
      Mrs. Wickam was a meek woman...who was always ready to pity herself, or to be pitied, or to pity anybody else...
  2. Submissive, dispirited.
    • 1920, Sinclair Lewis, [https://web.archive.org/web/20141009081751/http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=%2Ftexts%2Fenglish%2Fmodeng%2Fpublicsearch%2Fmodengpub.o2w Main Street]:
      What if they were wolves instead of lambs? They'd eat her all the sooner if she was meek to them. Fight or be eaten.
Synonyms Translations Translations Verb

meek (meeks, present participle meeking; past and past participle meeked)

  1. (US) (of horses) To tame#Verb|tame; to break#Verb|break.
Translations
  • German: zähmen
  • Russian: укрощать

Meek
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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