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mell

1
[ mel ]
/ mɛl /
British Dialect
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verb (used with object)

to blend; mix; meld.

verb (used without object)

to meddle; concern oneself.

Nearby words

melitriose, melitta, melk, melkite, melkites, mell, mellaril, meller, mellers, melliferous, mellifluent

Origin of mell

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1250–1300; Middle English mellen < Middle French meller; see meddle

Definition for mell (2 of 2)

mell

2
[ mel ]
/ mɛl /
Scot. and North England

noun

a heavy hammer; mallet.

verb (used with object)

to beat with a mallet; hammer.

Origin of mell

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1250–1300; Middle English, variant of mall hammer < Old French mal, mail < Latin malleus
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Word Origin and History for mell

mell


v.

"to mix, meddle," c.1300, mellen, from Old French meller, variant of mesler (see meddle). Related: Melled; melling.

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