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.
- in·ter·mesh, verb (used without object)
- mis·mesh, verb
- un·mesh, verb (used with object)
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How to use mesh in a sentence
Pour your dirty water through a mesh strainer and into another bucket before dumping it.
Ly likes to let her dishes drain in a mesh laundry bag hung from a tree branch.
The first step of photosynthesis happens in a light-harvesting complex, a mesh of proteins in which pigments are embedded, forming an antenna.Why Are Plants Green? To Reduce the Noise in Photosynthesis. | Rodrigo Pérez Ortega | July 30, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
They placed a porous mesh made of platinum between two ion-exchange wafers to create a wafer that pushes ions through membranes using an electric field.Artificial Kidneys Are a Step Closer With This New Tech | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | June 3, 2020 | Singularity Hub
They cut across the leg of the stocking, creating a tube of stretchy nylon mesh.Science offers recipes for homemade coronavirus masks | Kathiann Kowalski | May 14, 2020 | Science News For Students
A major surgery requiring plastic mesh sewn into her belly saved her life.
Tomlinson tackles all of these, and more, and tries to make them all mesh in his tale.
But unfortunately, along that way, we had some mesh tank tops and we had some baggy denim Sean John jumpsuits— JACOB: Sean John!Not a Liquid Dream: O-Town's Back, Baby. But Where’s Ashley? | Melissa Leon | August 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Lewis waves at Tony Orion, a nominee up for Best Bear/Cub whose biceps have stretched his black mesh jersey to a shine.And The Escort of The Year Is… Backstage at The Sex Oscars | Scott Bixby | March 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The defendants watched from within a steel-mesh cage in what often seemed a grim scene from Kafka or the theater of the absurd.Al Jazeera Journalists Are On Trial in Egypt for Doing Their Jobs | Jesse Rosenfeld | March 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The lady was a very dressy person and she laid her silver-mesh purse on the counter between herself and Jess.The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
Then net with the smallest mesh the two lightest shades, one row of each, and two rows of the other three shades.
Then graduate the shades back again to white, narrowing the first row of white with the larger mesh.
Net five rows, then take a mesh a very little larger, and widen by netting two stitches in every stitch.
But if so—what an amazing and incredible thing was the mesh of slander and falsehood in which he had been entangled!Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for mesh
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 net: the mesh of the secret police
the engagement of teeth on interacting gearwheels: the 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
- meshy, adjective
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