Definitions for meekmik

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

meekmik(adj.)-er, -est.

  1. humbly patient or docile, as under provocation from others.

  2. overly submissive or compliant; spiritless; tame.

  3. Obs. gentle; kind.

Origin of meek:

1150–1200; ME meke, meoc < ON mjūkr soft, mild, meek

meek′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. meek, mild, modest(adj)

    humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness

    "meek and self-effacing"

  2. meek, tame(adj)

    very docile

    "tame obedience"; "meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes

  3. meek, spiritless(adj)

    evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant

    "compliant and anxious to suit his opinions of those of others"; "a fine fiery blast against meek conformity"- Orville Prescott; "she looked meek but had the heart of a lion"; "was submissive and subservient"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. meek(adjective)mik

    quiet, gentle and unlikely to argue

Wiktionary

  1. meek(Verb)

    To tame; to break.

  2. meek(Adjective)

    Humble, modest, meager, or self-effacing.

  3. meek(Adjective)

    Submissive, despirited, or of broken will.

  4. Origin: From meek, meke, meoc, from mjúkr 'soft' (compare Swedish mjuk 'soft', and Danish myg 'supple'), from mūkaz (compare Dutch muik 'soft, overripe', German dialect mauch 'dry and decayed, rotten', Mauche 'malanders'), from (s)meug 'slick, slippery; to slip' (compare Old English smugan 'to slide, slip', Welsh mwyth 'soft, weak', Latin emungere 'to blow one's nose', Tocharian A muk 'to let go, give up', Lithuanian mukti 'to slip away from', Old Church Slavonic mŭčati 'to chase', Ancient Greek myssesthai 'to blow the nose', Sanskrit muñcati 'he releases, lets loose').

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meek

    mild of temper; not easily provoked or orritated; patient under injuries; not vain, or haughty, or resentful; forbearing; submissive

  2. Meek

    evincing mildness of temper, or patience; characterized by mildness or patience; as, a meek answer; a meek face

  3. Meek(verb)

    alt. of Meeken

Freebase

  1. Meek (Street artist)

    Meek is a notable street artist operating out of Melbourne, Australia, and specialising in the sub-genre of Stencil graffiti. Meek started putting up street art in early 2003 and enjoys the irony of his name in a subject area that is all about bragging and boasting. He lived in London for some time and was exposed to the work of Banksy. As well as stenciling prolifically, Meek has also hijacked billboards, and used wheat paste and stickers. The book Stencil Graffiti Capital devotes a chapter to Meek. Other books that display his works are Stencil Pirates by Josh McPhee, Conform by Saskia Folk and Street art uncut by Matthew Lunn. Meek also appears in feature documentary RASH 2005, a film which explores the cultural value of street art in Melbourne, Australia. His work has been exhibited in: Melbourne Stencil Festival, 2005 BACKWOODS - An Exhibition of the EVERFRESH STUDIOS, Wooden Shadow Gallery, Richmond, 21 April 2007 National Gallery of Art, Canberra, Australia


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

meek(adjective)

humble and not likely to complain, argue, react strongly etc

a meek little man.

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