Mesa definition

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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.
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The definition of a mesa is a flat piece of land with steep sides, or a city in Arizona.

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.

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Flat area of land or plateau higher than other land, with one or more clifflike edges.

" A few more miles of hot sand and gravel and red stone brought us around a low mesa to the Little Colorado."

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A city in Arizona.
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An unincorporated community in Colorado.
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A city in Washington.
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A town in Mozambique.
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A broad, flat-topped elevation with one or more clifflike sides, common in the southwest United States.
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A city of south-central Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix.
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A small, high plateau or flat tableland with steep sides, esp. in the SW U.S.
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(place) City in SC Ariz., on the Salt River, near Phoenix.
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A semiconductor process used in the 1960s for creating the sublayers in a transistor. Its deep etching gave way to the planar process.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mesa
Plural:
mesas

Origin of mesa

  • Spanish table, mesa from Old Spanish table from Latin mēnsa

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First attested 1759, from Spanish mesa (“table"), from Latin mÄ“nsa.

    From Wiktionary