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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MESH, n.
1. The opening or space between the threads of a net.
2. The grains or wash of a brewery.
MESH, n.
1. The opening or space between the threads of a net.
2. The grains or wash of a brewery.
MESH, v.t. To catch in a net; to ensnare.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: the number of openings per linear inch of a screen; measures size of particles; "a 100 mesh screen"; "100 mesh powdered cellulose"
2: contact by fitting together; "the engagement of the clutch"; "the meshing of gears" [syn: engagement, mesh, meshing, interlocking]
3: the topology of a network whose components are all connected directly to every other component [syn: mesh topology, mesh]
4: an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals [syn: net, network, mesh, meshing, meshwork]
5: the act of interlocking or meshing; "an interlocking of arms by the police held the crowd in check" [syn: mesh, meshing, interlock, interlocking] v
1: keep engaged; "engaged the gears" [syn: engage, mesh, lock, operate] [ant: disengage, withdraw]
2: coordinate in such a way that all parts work together effectively [syn: interlock, mesh]
3: work together in harmony
4: entangle or catch in (or as if in) a mesh [syn: enmesh, mesh, ensnarl]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, probably from Middle Dutch maesche; akin to Old High German masca mesh, Lithuanian mazgos knot Date: 14th century 1. one of the openings between the threads or cords of a net; also one of the similar spaces in a network often used to designate screen size as the number of openings per linear inch 2. a. the fabric of a net b. a woven, knit, or knotted material of open texture with evenly spaced holes c. an arrangement of interlocking metal links used especially for jewelry 3. a. a weblike pattern or construction b. web, snare usually used in plural 4. working contact (as of the teeth of gears) <in mesh> meshed adjective II. verb Date: 1532 transitive verb 1. a. enmesh, entangle b. to catch in the openings of a net 2. to cause to resemble network 3. a. to cause (as gears) to engage b. to coordinate closely ; interlock intransitive verb 1. to become entangled in or as if in meshes 2. to be in or come into mesh used especially of gears 3. to fit or work together properly

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a network fabric or structure. 2 each of the open spaces or interstices between the strands of a net or sieve etc. 3 (in pl.) a a network. b a snare. 4 (in pl.) Physiol. an interlaced structure. --v. 1 intr. (often foll. by with) (of the teeth of a wheel) be engaged (with others). 2 intr. be harmonious. 3 tr. catch in a net. Phrases and idioms: in mesh (of the teeth of wheels) engaged. Etymology: earlier meish etc. f. MDu. maesche f. Gmc

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mesh Mesh, n. [AS. masc, max, m?scre; akin to D. maas, masche, OHG. masca, Icel. m["o]skvi; cf. Lith. mazgas a knot, megsti to weave nets, to knot.] 1. The opening or space inclosed by the threads of a net between knot and knot, or the threads inclosing such a space; network; a net. A golden mesh to entrap the hearts of men. --Shak. 2. (Gearing) The engagement of the teeth of wheels, or of a wheel and rack. Mesh stick, a stick on which the mesh is formed in netting.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mesh Mesh, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Meshed; p. pr. & vb. n. Meshing.] To catch in a mesh. --Surrey.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mesh Mesh, v. i. (Gearing) To engage with each other, as the teeth of wheels.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(meshes, meshing, meshed) 1. Mesh is material like a net made from wire, thread, or plastic. The ground-floor windows are obscured by wire mesh. N-VAR 2. If two things or ideas mesh or are meshed, they go together well or fit together closely. Their senses of humor meshed perfectly... This of course meshes with the economic philosophy of those on the right... Meshing the research and marketing operations will be Mr. Furlaud's job. V-RECIP: pl-n V, V with n, V n pl, also V n with n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. Interstice (of a net). II. v. a. Ensnare, entangle, snare.

Moby Thesaurus

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