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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Med·dle v. i. [imp. & p. p. Meddled p. pr. & vb. n. Meddling ]
 1. To mix; to mingle. [Obs.]
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 Did never meddle with my thoughts.   --Shak.
 2. To interest or engage one's self; to have to do; -- in a good sense. [Obs.]
    Study to be quiet, and to meddle with your own business.   --Tyndale.
 3. To interest or engage one's self unnecessarily or impertinently, to interfere or busy one's self improperly with another's affairs; specifically, to handle or distrub another's property without permission; -- often followed by with or in.
    Why shouldst thou meddle to thy hurt?   --2 Kings xiv. 10.
    The civil lawyers . . . have meddled in a matter that belongs not to them.   --Locke.
 To meddle and make, to intrude one's self into another person's concerns. [Archaic]
 Syn: -- To interpose; interfere; intermeddle.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Med·dling a. Meddlesome.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner; "an interfering
            old woman"; "bustling about self-importantly making an
            officious nuisance of himself"; "busy about other
            people's business" [syn: interfering, meddlesome, officious,
             busy, busybodied]
      n : the act of altering something secretly or improperly [syn: tampering]