from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To intrude into other people's affairs or business; interfere. See Synonyms at interfere.
- intransitive v. To handle something idly or ignorantly; tamper.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To mix; to mingle.
- intransitive v. To interest or engage one's self; to have to do; -- in a good sense.
- intransitive v. To interest or engage one's self unnecessarily or impertinently, to interfere or busy one's self improperly with another's affairs; specifically, to handle or distrub another's property without permission; -- often followed by with or in.
- transitive v. To mix; to mingle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To mix; mingle.
- To be mixed or mingled; mix.
- To mingle in association or interest; concern one's self; take part; deal: generally requiring with in construction.
- To interfere or take part inappropriately, improperly, or impertinently; concern or busy one's self with or about something without necessity or warrant; act in a matter with which one has no business: used absolutely, or followed by in or with.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. intrude in other people's affairs or business; interfere unwantedly
Middle English medlen, from Anglo-Norman medler, variant of Old French mesler, from Vulgar Latin *misculāre, to mix thoroughly, from Latin miscēre, to mix; see meik- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman medler, variant of Anglo-Norman and Old French mesler, meller, from Late Latin misculare, from Latin miscere ("to mix"). (Wiktionary)