- The definition of mesh is screen or netting, or the holes that form these materials.
- An example of mesh is a window screen.
- An example of mesh is fishnet stockings.
- Mesh is defined as to entangle, or to work closely together.
- An example of mesh is a fishing line getting caught in a net.
- An example of mesh is two coworkers who work well together.
mesh definition by Webster's New World
- any of the open spaces of a net, screen, sieve, etc.: a 50-mesh screen is one with 50 such open spaces per linear inch
- the threads, cords, etc. forming these openings
- a net or network
- a netlike, woven material, as that used for stockings
- a structure of interlocking metal links
- anything that entangles, snares, or entraps
- the engagement of the teeth of gears
Origin: earlier meash, probably ; from Middle Dutch maesche ; from Old Dutch maske ; from Indo-European base an unverified form mezg-, to knit, entwine from source Lithuanian mezgù, to knit together, Old English max, a net
- to entangle or become entangled
- ☆ to engage or become engaged: said of gears or gear teeth
- to fit closely together; interlock
- meshy adjective
mesh definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. Any of the open spaces in a net or network; an interstice.b. The cords, threads, or wires surrounding these spaces. Often used in the plural.
- An openwork fabric or structure; a net or network: a screen made of wire mesh.
- Something that snares or entraps. Often used in the plural: “Arabia had become entangled in the meshes of . . . politics” (W. Montgomery Watt).
- a. The engagement of gear teeth.b. The state of being so engaged: gear teeth in mesh.
- To catch in or as if in a net; ensnare.
- To cause (gear teeth) to become engaged.
- To cause to work closely together; coordinate.
- To become entangled.
- To become engaged or interlocked: gears that are not meshing properly.
- a. To fit together effectively; be coordinated.b. To accord with another or each other; harmonize.
Origin: Middle English mesch, probably from Middle Dutch maesche.
- meshˈy adjective
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