from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of mash.
  • n. The action of soaking malted barley etc., in order to convert starch into sugars as part of the brewing process.
  • n. Preparing tea (in a teapot)

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A beating or pounding into a mass; a crushing.
  • n. In brewing, the process of infusing the crushed malt in warm water, to extract the saccharine matter from it and convert the starch into dextrine and sugar.
  • n. The quantity of malt and warm water so mixed.
  • n. In geology, the granulation of a rock in dynamic metamorphism.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Friday, January 23, 2009, by Andy J. Wang The building formerly known as Giftcenter and Jewelrymart (what's with the word mashing?) - and now known creatively as

    Curbed SF

  • The environments themselves are also surprisingly detailed at times, though you’ll be spending most of your time too involved in mashing the buttons to really notice.

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  • For instance, he says, a person with fixed ideas about what a VCR is and what a PC is is much less likely to come up with the idea of mashing the two concepts together to invent TiVo.

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  • It seems that the idea of mashing together an entire meal in one bowl has some cache to it.

    Time to make the donuts

  • Mashing In the stage known as mashing, the coarsely ground malt is soaked in water at between 130 and 160°F/54–70°C for a couple of hours.

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  • The cheapest and easiest wrought wood is generally most used for making mashing tubs, or hogsheads, and very often for dispatch or from necessity, any wood that is most convenient is taken, as pine or chesnut; indeed I have seen poplar tubs in use for mashing, which is very wrong, as a distiller by not having his hogsheads of good wood, may lose perhaps the price of two sets of hogsheads in one season.

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  • Forget about button mashing, that is clearly old school (although by no means outdated) with the success of the Nintendo Wii and promise of the Kinect system from Microsoft being examples of how the gaming scene is changing.

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  • There's also something serendipitous about the idea of mashing these groups together.

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  • You might be shaking your heads at the idea of mashing together the spirit of bowling, and MMO's.

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  • With successful systems performing discovery (such as Simon Colton's HR system which contributed some new and interesting knowledge in pure mathematics) and new projects beginning to automate the process of exploring a space of games (such as Julian Togelius 'Automatic Game Design experiment), the idea of mashing these together into a "game design discovery system" seems quite attractive to me.

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