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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)

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.

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."