American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of the open spaces in a net or network; an interstice.
- n. The cords, threads, or wires surrounding these spaces. Often used in the plural.
- n. An openwork fabric or structure; a net or network: a screen made of wire mesh.
- n. Something that snares or entraps. Often used in the plural: "Arabia had become entangled in the meshes of . . . politics” ( W. Montgomery Watt).
- n. The engagement of gear teeth.
- n. The state of being so engaged: gear teeth in mesh.
- v. To catch in or as if in a net; ensnare.
- v. To cause (gear teeth) to become engaged.
- v. To cause to work closely together; coordinate.
- v. To become entangled.
- v. To become engaged or interlocked: gears that are not meshing properly.
- v. To fit together effectively; be coordinated.
- v. To accord with another or each other; harmonize.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the clear spaces of a net or netting; an opening in network of a size determined by the distance apart of the knots by which the crossing twines or threads are united; also, a clear space between the threads or wires of a sieve.
- n. Figuratively, network; means of entanglement; anything that serves to entangle or constrain: often in the plural: as, the meshes of the law.
- n. plural In lace and similar fabrics, the whole background, often formed of threads very irregularly spaced.
- n. In machinery, the engagement of the teeth of gearing : as, the mesh of a toothed wheel with the teeth of a rack or with the cogs of another wheel.
- n. A tool used in embroidery, knitting, etc., for the production of stitching of regular size, and sometimes having a groove to guide the scissors.
- To make in meshes; form the meshes of.
- To catch in a net, as fish; hence, to entangle; entrap in meshes.
- To engage (the teeth of wheels or the teeth of a rack and pinion) with each other.
- To make meshes or nets.
- To become engaged, as the teeth of one wheel with those of another.
- An obsolete or dialectal form of mash.
- n. One of the subdivisons of a head or ear of wheat; a wheat spikelet.
- n. A structure made of connected strands of metal, fiber, or other flexible/ductile material, with evenly spaced openings between them.
- n. The opening or space enclosed by the threads of a net between knot and knot, or the threads enclosing such a space.
- n. The engagement of the teeth of wheels, or of a wheel and rack.
- n. computer graphics A polygon mesh.
- n. A measure of fineness (particle size) of ground material. A powder that passes through a sieve having 300 openings per linear inch but does not pass 400 openings per linear inch is said to be -300 +400 mesh.
- v. to fit in, to come together
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The opening or space inclosed by the threads of a net between knot and knot, or the threads inclosing such a space; network; a net.
- n. (Gearing) The engagement of the teeth of wheels, or of a wheel and rack.
- v. To catch in a mesh.
- v. (Gearing) To engage with each other, as the teeth of wheels.
- n. contact by fitting together
- v. coordinate in such a way that all parts work together effectively
- n. the topology of a network whose components are all connected directly to every other component
- v. entangle or catch in (or as if in) a mesh
- v. keep engaged
- n. the act of interlocking or meshing
- n. the number of openings per linear inch of a screen; measures size of particles
- v. work together in harmony
- n. an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals
- Middle English mesche, from Old English masc ("net") (perhaps influenced in form by related Old English mæscre ("mesh, spot")) both from Proto-Germanic *maskrōn, from Proto-Indo-European *mezg- (“to knit, twist, plait”). Akin to Old High German māsca ("mesh"), Old Saxon maska ("net"), Old Norse mǫskvi, mǫskun ("mesh"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English mesch, probably from Middle Dutch maesche. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“An electric mesh is embedded into the slabs of the lower floor as a first auxiliary heat source, and a propane-burning stove (manageable by internet) will provide the back-up.”
“I want everyone here to know that total exision of mesh is no trivial thing.”
“We sat in mesh chairs that Raylou got somewhere; they rolled up and fit in a bag.”
“Tribal dancers, beating drums and gyrating in mesh skirts and animal skins, greeted the swimmer at the main Harare Airport, along with hundreds of chanting fans waving banners describing her as "Our Golden Girl, Our Heroine.”
“The ground or réseau was very similar to Brussels hand-made, but the hexagonal mesh is shorter, as reference to the diagram of réseaux will show.”
“If they do so and the mesh is too small to let them through, the fish generally die because they keep pushing against the net and in doing so the net closes the gills of the fish and they perish in a few seconds.”
“This tutorial explains how to scan, interpolate or otherwise recognize a 3D mesh from a short video clip using Blender.”
“Rather, our nation is merely a "mesh" -- whatever that is -- of other cultures?”
“It’s not difficult to get out of at all – the mesh is woven with different thicknesses at different levels to support all kinds of people.”
“The film is being described as a mesh between King Kong and Les triplettes de Belleville.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘mesh’.
includes words of the "Prodcom list"
mostly from magoosh
Words from the works of Peter Reading - at least one from each (except the Schwitters-esque erosions, cut-ups etc).
Just a list of words I like
a list of words from the indo european root ar- and variations : to fit together
This is a collection of words I love, old ones that I love the sound of when I repeat them for years and new ones coined in news articles on up and coming trends and technologies - most of them I k...
Woven, knit and tatted fabrics. Other kinds of cloth, such as tapa and chamois are not included.
Looking for tweets for mesh.