[med-l] /ˈmɛd l/
verb (used without object), meddled, meddling.
to involve oneself in a matter without right or invitation; interfere officiously and unwantedly:
Stop meddling in my personal life!
(usually foll by with) to interfere officiously or annoyingly
(usually foll by in) to involve oneself unwarrantedly: to meddle in someone’s private affairs
“action of blending,” mid-14c., from present participle of meddle (v.). Meaning “action of taking part, interference” is late 14c. As a past participle adjective, from 1520s. Related: Meddlingly.
early 14c., “to mingle, blend, mix,” from Old North French medler (Old French mesler, 12c., Modern French mêler) “to mix, mingle, to meddle,” from Vulgar Latin *misculare (source of Provençal mesclar, Spanish mezclar, Italian mescolare, meschiare), from Latin miscere “to mix” (see mix (v.)). From late 14c. as “busy oneself, be concerned with, engage in;” also disparagingly “interfere, be officious, make a nuisance of oneself” (the notion is of meddling too much). From mid-14c. to 1700, it also was a euphemism for “have sexual intercourse.” Related: Meddled; meddling.
[meed] /mid/ noun 1. a native or inhabitant of Media. /miːd/ noun 1. a member of an Indo-European people of West Iranian speech who established an empire in SW Asia in the 7th and 6th centuries bc inhabitant of ancient Media, late 14c., from Latin Medus, from Greek Medos “Mede,” from the indigenous people-name Medes, […]
[mi-dee-uh] /mɪˈdi ə/ noun 1. Classical Mythology. a sorceress, daughter of Aeëtes and wife of Jason, whom she assisted in obtaining the Golden Fleece: when Jason deserted her, she killed their children. 2. (italics) a tragedy (431 b.c.) by Euripides. /mɪˈdɪə/ noun 1. (Greek myth) a princess of Colchis, who assisted Jason in obtaining the […]
waters of quiet, an ancient Moabite town (Num. 21:30). It was assigned to the tribe of Reuben (Josh. 13:16). Here was fought the great battle in which Joab defeated the Ammonites and their allies (1 Chr. 19:7-15; comp. 2 Sam. 10:6-14). In the time of Isaiah (15:2) the Moabites regained possession of it from the […]
[me-th e-yeen] /mɛ ðɛˈyin/ noun 1. a city in W Colombia. /Spanish meðeˈʎin/ noun 1. a city in W Colombia, at an altitude of 1554 m (5100 ft): the second largest city in the country, with three universities; important coffee centre, with large textile mills; dominated by drug cartels in recent years. Pop: 3 236 […]