Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To deal, concern oneself; to interfere.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To mix; to meddle.
  • n. Honey.
  • n. A mill.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To mix; blend.
  • To mix; mingle.
  • To meddle; intermeddle or interfere.
  • To busy one's self: used reflexively.
  • To contend in fight.
  • To copulate.
  • n. Honey.
  • n. A mallet; hence, derisively, the head.
  • To pound or bruise with or as with a mell or mallet; crush; maul.
  • n. An obsolete or dialectal variant of mill.
  • n. A stain in linen.
  • n. A warming-pan.

Etymologies

From Old French meller. Compare mêlée, meddle. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • This word was chosen as Wordnik word of the day.

    November 11, 2009

  • Yorkshire dialect for "sand dunes" from Old Norse melr "gravel bank" or "sand bank".

    August 6, 2009

  • I was going to say....But a good place for that is your profile page, SwanySwan. :-)

    October 25, 2007

  • Yes, great word! And your comments look much better when they're not advertising your website.

    October 25, 2007

  • i thought this would have been used more... basically means, honey

    October 25, 2007