- a city in NE Iran: Muslim shrine.
- any knit, woven, or knotted fabric of open texture.
- an interwoven or intertwined structure; network.
- any arrangement of interlocking metal links or wires with evenly spaced, uniform small openings between, as used in jewelry or sieves.
- one of the open spaces between the cords or ropes of a net.
- the threads that bind such spaces.
- the means of catching or holding fast: to be caught in the meshes of the law.
- Machinery. the engagement of gear teeth.
- Electricity. a set of branches that forms a closed path in a network so that removal of a branch results in an open path.
- Metallurgy. a designation of a given fineness of powder used in powder metallurgy in terms of the number of the finest screen through which almost all the particles will pass: This powder is 200 mesh.
- to catch or entangle in or as if in a net; enmesh.
- to form with meshes, as a net.
- Machinery. to engage, as gear teeth.
- to cause to match, coordinate, or interlock: They tried to mesh their vacation plans.
- to become enmeshed.
- Machinery. to become or be engaged, as the teeth of one gear with those of another.
- to match, coordinate, or interlock: The two versions of the story don't mesh.
Origin of mesh
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Examples from the Web for meshed
It meshed together perfectly, and we realized that we could create a refreshing sound.Big Daddy Kane: The Hip-Hop MC on Las Supper, Madonna, Jay-Z, and What’s Next
April 16, 2013
His hands trembled as he meshed the gears and shot the coupe away from the curb.The Monster
S. M. Tenneshaw
So, in lace, a certain delightfulness is given by the texture of meshed lines.Ariadne Florentina
Dwindle Daniels at the moment was meshed in the net of official business.Lady Luck
Thinkest thou that Daces can escape the net that has meshed a Roach?Kenelm Chillingly, Complete
I became celebrated in Meshed for the excellence of my pipes.The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan
- a variant of Mashhad
- a network; net
- an open space between the strands of a network
- (often plural) the strands surrounding these spaces
- anything that ensnares, or holds like a netthe mesh of the secret police
- the engagement of teeth on interacting gearwheelsthe gears are in mesh
- 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
- to entangle or become entangled
- (of gear teeth) to engage or cause to engage
- (intr often foll by with) to coordinate (with)to mesh with a policy
- to work or cause to work in harmony
Word Origin and History for meshed
late 14c., mesche, "open space in a net," probably from late Old English max "net," earlier mæscre, from Proto-Germanic *mask- (cf. Old Norse möskvi, Danish maske, Swedish maska, Old Saxon masca, Middle Dutch maessce, Dutch maas "mesh," Old High German masca, German Masche "mesh"), from PIE root *mezg- "to knit, plait, twist" (cf. Lithuanian mezgu "to knit," mazgas "knot").
1530s, originally in the figurative sense of "entangle, involve," from mesh (n.). Literal sense "to become enmeshed" is from 1580s. Meaning "to fit in, combine" is from 1944. Related: Meshed; meshing.