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 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 The child, who lived on the 13th floor with his parents, fell and appeared to be caught on the wire mesh of the burglary-resistant window on the 12th floor. Fox News, "Firefighters, neighbors rescue 2-year-old boy dangling from high-rise building in China, video shows," 25 Nov. 2020 Usually, a better solution in this instance is to use a WiFi mesh network, which offers multiple connection points and an intelligent routing of the signal. Allen Foster, chicagotribune.com, "The best WiFi extender of 2020," 4 Aug. 2020 Strain the juices in the pot through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl or 4-cup measuring cup. Benjamin Kemper, Bon Appétit, "My Only Holiday Plan Is Making My Own Mussels in Escabeche," 21 Dec. 2020 Using a fine-mesh sieve, sift the cocoa powder over the mixture and whisk until no lumps remain. Washington Post, "One-bowl snacking cakes are everything exhausted bakers need now," 15 Dec. 2020 Place the rice in a mesh sieve and rinse under cold water until water runs clear, then leave rice to soak in cold water. Star Tribune, "Recipes from our favorite cookbooks: Winter Pilau With Beets, Cauliflower and Cilantro Chutney, Powdered Donut Cake," 9 Dec. 2020 Use a fine-mesh strainer over a large bowl to strain out the solids, For clearer stock, strain the liquid again after lining the strainer with a coffee filter or cheese cloth. Cathy Jakicic, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stocking up: Get the last bit of nutrition and flavor out of your Thanksgiving turkey," 24 Nov. 2020 Cooked potatoes go into a large drum, then are squeezed through a mesh sieve. oregonlive, "10 kitchen tools essential for pandemic cooking: 2020 gift guide," 18 Nov. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb There was actually a part of the track where the chords didn't mesh with the way PAU wanted to sing. Tomonori Shiba, Billboard, "Music Collective xpxp Talks Latest Single 'Dump Your Boyfriend feat. PAU' & Looks Back on Music Trends of 2020," 11 Dec. 2020 Johnson said the next few weeks will provide clarity about who will best mesh as a starting unit when MSU is scheduled to open with Rutgers. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "What Michigan State football is doing to stop injury bug from biting O-line ... again," 5 Oct. 2020 Exactly how the past and future will mesh is uncertain. William Lee, chicagotribune.com, "‘The face of Cabrini-Green’: A lost child, a legacy of failure and a changing neighborhood," 20 Dec. 2020 His easygoing temperament and aversion to fame mesh ideally with the excitable Curry and the fiery Draymond Green. Connor Letourneau, SFChronicle.com, "Warriors’ hopes ride on Steph Curry, but he’s urging Klay Thompson: ‘We need you’," 18 Dec. 2020 If that’s the case, invest in an extender (or mesh system with satellites) to fill in any dead spots. Gabrielle Hondorp, Popular Mechanics, "The 7 Best Wi-Fi Routers To Get Your Home Internet Up to Speed," 16 Dec. 2020 The biggest question will be how those veteran additions mesh with Trae Young and the rest of the young core. Matt Eppers, USA TODAY, "NBA offseason grades: From Bucks to Lakers and beyond, which teams have set up themselves for success?," 16 Dec. 2020 Pitino has to hope his six new players (only Nebraska has more in the Big Ten with 11) can mesh fast enough with the returners to help the Gophers hold their own early to stay afloat for NCAA tournament aspirations. Marcus Fuller, Star Tribune, "Gophers hoops headed into eight-game Big Ten meat grinder," 14 Dec. 2020 The figure shows how these two types of triangles can mesh together. Quanta Magazine, "How to Solve Our Three John Conway-Inspired Puzzles," 20 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

13 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Mesh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mesh. Accessed 19 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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