mesh

noun
\ ˈmesh How to pronounce mesh (audio) \

Definition of mesh

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : 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
2a : 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
3a : a weblike pattern or construction
b : web, snare usually used in plural
4 : working contact (as of the teeth of gears) in mesh

mesh

verb
meshed; meshing; meshes

Definition of mesh (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

b : to catch in the openings of a net
2 : to cause to resemble network
3a : to cause (parts, such as gears) to engage
b : to coordinate closely : interlock

intransitive verb

1 : to become entangled in or as if in meshes
2 : to be in or come into mesh used especially of gears
3 : to fit or work together properly

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Other Words from mesh

Noun

meshed \ ˈmesht How to pronounce mesh (audio) \ adjective

Examples of mesh in a Sentence

Noun We covered the blueberry bushes in nylon mesh to keep the birds from the fruit. a routine request that got hung up in the meshes of the state bureaucracy Verb They meshed traditions from several cultures into one wedding ceremony. The book tries to mesh philosophy and humor. The two plans mesh well. The gears weren't meshing properly.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun For these, manufacturers use incredibly fine mesh designed around the chemical properties of water, and the physics of how water moves, to keep those water molecules out of your phone. Field & Stream, "Best Waterproof Phone Pouch: Smart Ways to Protect A Smartphone," 5 Jan. 2021 And—in a case of a good thing getting better—the new All Terrain version comes with a taller collar made of a molded TPU mesh, which delivered stability without adding weight. The Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Gear of the Year: The Best Products We Tested in 2020," 29 Dec. 2020 The lawn hosts a menagerie of more than 200 plushy mesh and metal lawn ornaments. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, "Why the Frisco home just filmed for ‘Great Christmas Light Fight’ is more than a viral sensation," 22 Dec. 2020 The three shapes—square, oval, and round—come with interchangeable bracelets in metal mesh, leather, and velvet, and will retail from $595. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Isabel Marant Launches a Collection of Elegant Keepsake Watches," 4 Dec. 2020 The backpack is made from tough 600-denier polyester with a 4mm mesh quick-drain bottom. Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, "The Waterfowl Hunter’s Holiday Gift Guide," 16 Nov. 2020 But Plume isn't the only company providing high-quality Wi-Fi mesh. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "Digital equity program in Maryland adds Plume Wi-Fi to its Internet access," 22 Sep. 2020 The upper is also designed for comfort, thanks to a stretch mesh that hugs the foot without seams or creases. Krystin Arneson, CNN Underscored, "Save big on some of your favorite brands at eBay’s 25th Anniversary Sale," 8 Sep. 2020 About a year ago, Amazon quietly announced a new product called Sidewalk, which is basically a mesh network that extends your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection range by up to a mile. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "Amazon just started sharing your internet connection with your neighbors," 18 Dec. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb This system will mesh perfectly with other Google Home products to optimize your smart experience. Gabrielle Hondorp, Popular Mechanics, "The 7 Best Wi-Fi Routers To Get Your Home Internet Up to Speed," 16 Dec. 2020 Can those Senate League all-stars mesh with Farmer and Co.? Matt Goul, cleveland, "Who is No. 1? Presenting the 2020-21 cleveland.com preseason boys basketball Top 25," 27 Nov. 2020 These two families do not mesh together particularly well, with one valuing privacy, tidiness and progress and the other being, well, crude. Lindsey Bahr, Star Tribune, "Review: A maximalist family romp in 'The Croods: A New Age"," 24 Nov. 2020 The 6-4 do-everything guard can mesh well with Minnesota All-Stars Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "NBA draft 2020 live tracker: Keep up with first-round analysis for each pick," 19 Nov. 2020 Bey’s development on the wing should mesh well with Luka Doncic’s and Kristaps Porzingis' rising stardom. Dallas News, "Mavericks draft predictions: Who will Dallas select with the 18th overall pick?," 18 Nov. 2020 Still, a three-and-D player with size like the versatile Bey should mesh well with a roster overstocked with young guards. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, "NBA Mock Draft 3.0: Will the Timberwolves take LaMelo Ball at No. 1?," 17 Nov. 2020 Avdija will need to improve as a shooter, but his size, playmaking and feel for the game should mesh well with the young pieces on hand as the Bulls seek to grow with their new management. Jonathan Feigen, ExpressNews.com, "Saddiq Bey to Spurs in 2020 NBA mock draft," 17 Nov. 2020 And if your child’s opinion doesn’t mesh with your own? Heather Greenwood Davis, National Geographic, "Kids can’t vote. But parents can help them make a difference.," 2 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of mesh

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1532, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

History and Etymology for mesh

Noun

Middle English, probably from Middle Dutch maesche; akin to Old High German masca mesh, Lithuanian mazgos knot

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The first known use of mesh was in the 14th century

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Last Updated

25 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Mesh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mesh. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for mesh

mesh

noun
How to pronounce mesh (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of mesh

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

mesh

verb

English Language Learners Definition of mesh (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

mesh

noun
\ ˈmesh How to pronounce mesh (audio) \

Kids Definition of mesh

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a material of open texture with evenly spaced holes wire mesh
2 : one of the spaces formed by the threads of a net or the wires of a sieve or screen
3 : the coming or fitting together (as of the teeth of two sets of gears)

mesh

verb
meshed; meshing

Kids Definition of mesh (Entry 2 of 2)

: to fit or join together The gear teeth must mesh.

mesh

noun
\ ˈmesh How to pronounce mesh (audio) \

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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