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From Middle English meek, meke, from Old Norsemjúkr (soft) ( > Danish myg (supple)).

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Meek (comparative Meeker, superlative Meekest)
  1. Humble, modest, meager, or self-effacing.
    • 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...
    • "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth" (Matthew 5:5)
  2. Submissive, despirited, or of broken will.
    • 1920: Sinclair Lewis, Main Street [1]
      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.

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Infinitive
to Meek

Third person singular
Meeks

Simple past
Meeked

Past participle
Meeked

Present participle
Meeking

to Meek (third-person singular simple present Meeks, present participle Meeking, simple past and past participle Meeked)
  1. (US) (of horses) To tame; to break.

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