The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Meddle \Med"dle`\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Meddled; p. pr. & vb.
n. Meddling.] [OE. medlen to mix, OF. medler, mesler, F.
m[^e]ler, LL. misculare, a dim. fr. L. miscere to mix.
[root]271. See Mix, and cf. Medley, Mellay.]
1. To mix; to mingle. [Obs.]
More to know
Did never meddle with my thoughts. --Shak.
2. To interest or engage one's self; to have to do; -- in a
good sense. [Obs.] --Barrow.
Study to be quiet, and to meddle with your own
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.
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] --Shak.
Syn: To interpose; interfere; intermeddle.