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Definition of "mesh" []

  • Any of the open spaces in a net or network; an interstice. (noun)
  • The cords, threads, or wires surrounding these spaces. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • An openwork fabric or structure; a net or network: a screen made of wire mesh. (noun)
  • Something that snares or entraps. Often used in the plural: "Arabia had become entangled in the meshes of . . . politics” ( W. Montgomery Watt). (noun)
  • The engagement of gear teeth. (noun)
  • A network; net (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An open space between the strands of a network (noun)
  • The strands surrounding these spaces (noun)
  • Anything that ensnares, or holds like a net (noun)
  • The engagement of teeth on interacting gearwheels (noun)
  • A measure of spacing of the strands of a mesh or grid, expressed as the distance between strands for coarse meshes or a number of strands per unit length for fine meshes (noun)
  • To entangle or become entangled (verb)
  • (of gear teeth) to engage or cause to engage (verb)
  • To coordinate (with) (verb)
  • To work or cause to work in harmony (verb)

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Use "mesh" in a sentence
  • "An electric mesh is embedded into the slabs of the lower floor as a first auxiliary heat source, and a propane-burning stove (manageable by internet) will provide the back-up."
  • "I want everyone here to know that total exision of mesh is no trivial thing."
  • "We sat in mesh chairs that Raylou got somewhere; they rolled up and fit in a bag."