mesa

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noun me·sa \ˈmā-sə\

Definition of mesa

  1. :  an isolated relatively flat-topped natural elevation usually more extensive than a butte and less extensive than a plateau; also :  a broad terrace with an abrupt slope on one side :  bench

Examples of mesa in a sentence

  1. <a mesa in the Arizona desert>

Origin and Etymology of mesa

Spanish, literally, table, from Latin mensa


First Known Use: 1840


Mesa

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geographical name Me·sa \ˈmā-sə\

Definition of Mesa

  1. city SW cen Arizona E of Phoenix pop 439,041


MESA Defined for English Language Learners

mesa

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noun me·sa \ˈmā-sə\

Definition of mesa for English Language Learners

  • : a hill that has a flat top and steep sides and that is found in the southwestern U.S.


Mesa

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geographical name Me·sa \ˈmā-sə\

Definition of Mesa for English Language Learners

  • : U.S. city, Arizona


MESA Defined for Kids

mesa

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noun me·sa \ˈmā-sə\

Definition of mesa for Students

  1. :  a hill with a flat top and steep sides



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