Origin of mesaSpanish from Classical Latin mensa, a table: see mensal
- An example of a mesa is a flat plateau that is elevated and looks like a table.
- An example of Mesa is a city near Phoenix.
The definition of a mesa is a flat piece of land with steep sides, or a city in Arizona.
a small, high plateau or flat tableland with steep sides, esp. in the SW U.S.
city in SC Ariz., on the Salt River, near Phoenix
Origin of Mesasee mesa
A broad, flat-topped elevation with one or more clifflike sides, common in the southwest United States.
Origin of mesaSpanish table, mesa from Old Spanish table from Latin mēnsa
Monument Valley, Utah
A city of south-central Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix.x
An area of high land with a flat top and two or more steep, clifflike sides. Mesas are larger than buttes and smaller than plateaus, and are common in the southwest United States.
mesa - Computer Definition
A semiconductor process used in the 1960s for creating the sublayers in a transistor. Its deep etching gave way to the planar process.
- They rode across a mesa and then descended to a wide creek.
- Mesa Verde National Park, the most popular of these spectacular ruins, was but one of thousands in the area where the bikers camped.
- Such land is found in Palencia, and in the Mesa de Ocana, where it yields abundant crops; and many of the northern mountains are well wooded.
- They are extensive grassy plains, the lowest being the bed of an ancient inland lake about which is a broad terrace (mesa), the talus perhaps of the ancient encircling highlands.
- Among good local annalists may be mentioned Juan Gilberto Valdivia, who has written a history of Arequipa, and Pio Benigno Mesa, the author of the Annals of Cuzco.