What does meek mean?

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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"


  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Meek

    mēk, adj. mild and gentle of temper: submissive.—adv. Meek′ly.—n. Meek′ness, state or quality of being meek. [Ice. mjúkr; Dut. muik.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of meek in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of meek in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Don Marquis:

    Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

  2. J. Paul Getty:

    The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.

  3. The Clown Prince of Darkness, corresponsdence:

    Blessed be the meek, for they shall inherit six feet of the earth.

  4. Izaak Walton:

    God has two dwellings one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.

  5. Izaak Walton:

    God has two dwellings: one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.

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