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mesh

noun \ ˈmesh \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of mesh

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

meshed

play \ˈmesht\ adjective

Examples of mesh in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of mesh

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


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mesh

verb

Definition of mesh

transitive verb
1 a : enmesh, entangle
b : to catch in the openings of a net
2 : to cause to resemble network
3 a : 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

Examples of mesh in a Sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of mesh

1532


MESH Defined for English Language Learners

mesh

noun

Definition of mesh for English Language Learners

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


mesh

verb

Definition of mesh for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

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mesh

noun \ ˈmesh \

Definition of mesh for Students

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)

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mesh

verb

Definition of mesh for Students

meshed; meshing
: to fit or join together
  • The gear teeth must mesh.

Medical Dictionary

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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