Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A dwelling or a messuage.
  • noun A tale of 500 herrings. Also maze. [Prov. Eng.] A measure or allowance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Prov. Eng. Five hundred.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun UK, dialect, dated five hundred

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Compare German Mass measure.

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Once used by fishermen as a measure of quantity--a mease equals the number of herring in a basket, roughly 620.

    November 6, 2007