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Mease \Mease\, n. [Cf. G. mass measure.] Five hundred; as, a mease of herrings. [Prov. Eng.]


Etymology 1 n. (context UK dialect dated English) A measure of varying quantity, often five or six (long hundred or short hundred) hundred, used especially when counting herring. Etymology 2

n. (lb en obsolete) A mess, a mese: a meal. Etymology 3

n. (lb en obsolete) A dwelling or messuage.