mesh

noun
\ ˈmesh \

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 \ adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for mesh

Synonyms: Noun

entanglement, morass, net, noose, quagmire, quicksand, snare, tanglement, toil(s), trap, web

Synonyms: Verb

catch up, enmesh (also immesh), ensnare, ensnarl, entangle, entoil, entrap, net, snare, tangle, trap

Antonyms: Verb

disentangle, untangle

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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

The newlywed model stepped out of her hotel in Beverly Hills, California in the middle of the afternoon wearing a full-on strapless corset top complete with ribbing and a mesh bodice. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Hailey Bieber Wore a Corset to Lunch and I Respect That," 11 Jan. 2019 Unlike some mesh Wi-Fi systems, the Linksys Max Stream AC2200 will be sold by itself, at an MSRP of $199.99. Michael Brown, PCWorld, "Belkin takes the wraps off its Linksys Max Stream AC2200 Wi-Fi router," 7 Jan. 2019 The long sleeve gown, which seemed to be made of mesh material, featured structured padded shoulders, an open back, and a split in the front that went up to her hips. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Kendall Jenner Wore a Shimmery Gold Dress to The Fashion Awards," 10 Dec. 2018 Our analysts looked for a mix of waterproof materials as well as boots with breathable mesh ventilation. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Hiking Boots for Women, Reviewed by Experts," 4 Dec. 2018 Aluminum frame, nylon mesh, and padding in all the right places for your little one. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "Hike With Your Kids Using These Child Carrier Backpacks," 28 Nov. 2018 Ecology undergraduate researcher Karen Wang drops her fine-mesh bee net, whips out a small recorder and leans in to observe Yellow 54 climbing into the bluebell’s long tubular blooms. Kristin Ohlson, Discover Magazine, "How Cheaters Prosper," 28 Sep. 2018 Most of the barrier is a concrete wall topped by steel mesh, sensors and surveillance cameras. Fox News, "Israeli wall rising near border with Lebanon stokes tensions," 6 Sep. 2018 Press gently through a large mesh sieve set over a clean medium saucepan, scraping what is on the underside of the sieve into the pot. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "100+ Easy Dessert Recipes," 29 Nov. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The aesthetics [of the Ptolemaic model] meshed nicely with the prevailing Christian theology of that era. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Newly discovered letter by Galileo resolves puzzling historical mystery," 22 Sep. 2018 His move from Monaco to PSG required little transition, and his ability to mesh with other stars while also being capable of carrying the load bodes well for his sparkling future. Avi Creditor, SI.com, "Meet the Ultimate World Cup 23: The Best Talent in Russia," 11 June 2018 Typically, filters are made of paper, fiber (often fiberglass), or mesh, and require regular replacement to maintain efficiency. Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, "Do Air Purifiers Actually Work?," 17 Dec. 2018 These two fundamental goals almost never mesh perfectly. Sean Illing, Vox, "Why humans evolved into such good bullshitters," 6 Dec. 2018 The idea of a low-cost, download-focused system also meshes well with Microsoft's recently announced All Access program, which gives users free Xbox One hardware with a two-year subscription to Xbox Live and Xbox Games Pass. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Report: Cheaper, disc-free Xbox One option coming next year," 16 Nov. 2018 To complement her McQueen look, Middleton accessorized with a Philip Treacy hat with floral and mesh detailing, diamond pendant earrings, velvet burgundy Prada pumps, and a matching velvet box clutch. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Narrowly Avoided a Wardrobe Malfunction at Princess Eugenie's Wedding," 12 Oct. 2018 The focus is on getting players who will mesh well with cornerstones Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons via the draft and/or free agency. Keith Pompey, Philly.com, "Sixers begin interviewing top NBA draft prospects at combine," 16 May 2018 Ample coverage and mesh panels provide the best of both worlds in terms of support and breathability. Outside Online, "The Best Performance Underwear of 2018," 15 May 2018

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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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More Definitions for mesh

mesh

noun

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 \

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 \

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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