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MEEK, a. [L. mucus; Eng. mucilage; Heb. to melt.]

1. Mild of temper; soft; gentle; not easily provoked or irritated; yielding; given to forbearance under injuries.

Now the man Moses was very meek, above all men. Num.12.

2. Appropriately,humble, in an evangelical sense; submissive to the divine will; not proud, self-sufficient or refractory; not peevish and apt to complain of divine dispensations. Christ says, "Learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall find rest to your souls." Matt.11.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Matt.5.

meeken

MEE'KEN, v.t. mee'kn. To make meek; to soften; to render mild.


meekly

MEE'KLY, adv. Mildly; gently; submissively; humbly; not proudly or roughly.

And this mis-seeming discord meekly lay aside.

meekness

MEE'KNESS, n. Softness of temper; mildness; gentleness; forbearance under injuries and provocations.

1. In an evangelical sense, humility; resignation; submission to the divine will, without murmuring or peevishness; opposed to pride, arrogance and refractoriness. Gal.5.

I beseech you by the meekness of Christ. 1 Cor.10.

Meekness is a grace which Jesus alone inculcated, and which no ancient philosopher seems to have understood or recommended.

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DISPOSE, v.t. dispoze. [L.]

1. To set; to place or distribute; to arrange; used with reference to order. The ships were disposed in the form of a crescent. The general disposed his troops in three lines. The trees are disposed in the form of a quincunx.

2. To regulate; to adjust; to set in right order. Job 34 and 37.

The knightly forms of combat to dispose.

3. To apply to a particular purpose; to give; to place; to bestow; as, you have disposed much in works of public piety. In this sense, to dispose of is more generally used.

4. To set, place or turn to a particular end or consequence.

Endure and conquer; Jove will soon dispose to future good our past and present woes.

5. To adapt; to form for any purpose.

Then must thou thee dispose another way.

6. To set the mind in a particular frame; to incline. Avarice disposes men to fraud and oppression.

Suspicions dispose kings to tyranny, husbands to jealousy, and wise men to irresolution and melancholy.

He was disposed to pass into Achaia. Acts 18. 1 Corinthians 10:27.

To dispose of,

1. To part with; to alienate; as, the man has disposed of his house, and removed.

2. To part with to another; to put into anothers hand or power; to bestow; as, the father has disposed of his daughter to a man of great worth.

3. To give away or transfer by authority.

A rural judge disposed of beautys prize.

4. To direct the course of a thing. Proverbs 16.

5. To place in any condition; as, how will you dispose of your son?

6. To direct what to do or what course to pursue; as, they know not how to dispose of themselves.

7. To use or employ; as, they know not how to dispose of their time.

8. To put away. The stream supplies more water than can be disposed of.

DISPOSE, v.i. To bargain; to make terms.

DISPOSE, n.

1. Disposal; power of disposing; management.

2. Dispensation; act of government.

3. Disposition; cast of behavior.

4. Disposition; cast of mind; inclination.

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No other dictionary compares with the Webster's 1828 dictionary. The English language has changed again and again and in many instances has become corrupt. The American Dictionary of the English Language is based upon God's written word, for Noah Webster used the Bible as the foundation for his definitions. This standard reference tool will greatly assist students of all ages in their studies. From American History to literature, from science to the Word of God, this dictionary is a necessity. For homeschoolers as well as avid Bible students it is easy, fast, and sophisticated.


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