- The definition of mash is a fermentable starchy mixture used for distillation, a mixture of grains used to feed livestock, or a soft thick mixture of ingredients.
- An example of mash is a mixture of smashed rye grain used for distilling whiskey.
- An example of mash is a smashed corn used to feed cattle.
- Mash is defined as to crush, grind or smash into a soft thick mixture.
An example of mash is smashing soft boiled potatoes into a soft and thick texture.
mash definition by Webster's New World
- crushed or ground malt or meal soaked in hot water for making wort, used in brewing beer
- a mixture of bran, meal, etc. in warm water, for feeding horses, cattle, etc.
- any soft mixture or mass
- Brit., Informal mashed potatoes
Origin: Middle English masshe- ; from Old English masc-, in mascwyrt, infused malt, akin to German meisch, maisch, crushed grapes, infused malt ; from Indo-European base an unverified form meih-, to urinate from source Classical Latin mingere: see micturition
- to mix (crushed malt, etc.) in hot water for making wort
- to change into a soft or uniform mass by beating, crushing, etc.
- to crush and injure or damage
- ☆ Slang to make sexual advances to; flirt with
Origin: ME maschen < the n.
mash definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A fermentable starchy mixture from which alcohol or spirits can be distilled.
- A mixture of ground grain and nutrients fed to livestock and fowl.
- A soft pulpy mixture or mass.
- Chiefly British Mashed potatoes.
- A crushing or grinding.
- Slang An infatuation or act of flirtation.
- To convert (malt or grain) into mash.
- To convert into a soft pulpy mixture: mash potatoes.
- To crush or grind. See Synonyms at crush.
- Chiefly Southern & South Midland U.S. To apply pressure to; press.
- Slang To flirt with or make sexual advances to.
Origin: Middle English mash- (as in mashfat, mash tub), from Old English *māsc, *mǣsc, māx- (in māxwyrt, wort); see meik- in Indo-European roots. V., sense 5, perhaps from Romany mash, to entice.