noun \ˈmesh\

: a material made from threads or wires with evenly spaced holes that allow air or water to pass through

Full Definition of MESH

:  one of the openings between the threads or cords of a net; also :  one of the similar spaces in a network —often used to designate screen size as the number of openings per linear inch
a :  the fabric of a net
b :  a woven, knit, or knotted material of open texture with evenly spaced holes
c :  an arrangement of interlocking metal links used especially for jewelry
a :  a weblike pattern or construction
b :  web, snare —usually used in plural
:  working contact (as of the teeth of gears) <in mesh>
meshed \ˈmesht\ adjective

Examples of MESH

  1. We covered the blueberry bushes in nylon mesh to keep the birds from the fruit.
  2. <a routine request that got hung up in the meshes of the state bureaucracy>

Origin of MESH

Middle English, probably from Middle Dutch maesche; akin to Old High German masca mesh, Lithuanian mazgos knot
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with MESH



: to cause (things) to fit together or work together successfully

: to fit or work together successfully

of the parts of a machine : to fit together and move together properly

Full Definition of MESH

transitive verb
a :  enmesh, entangle
b :  to catch in the openings of a net
:  to cause to resemble network
a :  to cause (as gears) to engage
b :  to coordinate closely :  interlock
intransitive verb
:  to become entangled in or as if in meshes
:  to be in or come into mesh —used especially of gears
:  to fit or work together properly

Examples of MESH

  1. They meshed traditions from several cultures into one wedding ceremony.
  2. The book tries to mesh philosophy and humor.
  3. The two plans mesh well.
  4. The gears weren't meshing properly.

First Known Use of MESH



noun \ˈmesh\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MESH

:  a flexible netting of fine wire used in surgery especially in the repair of large hernias and other body defects


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