- the threads that bind such spaces.
- the means of catching or holding fast: to be caught in the meshes of the law.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of mesh
Synonyms for mesh
Related Words for meshfit, dovetail, coordinate, combine, harmonize, coincide, knit, web, skein, network, labyrinth, plexus, screen, snarl, cobweb, trap, knot, maze, net, tangle
Examples from the Web for mesh
Contemporary Examples of mesh
Tomlinson tackles all of these, and more, and tries to make them all mesh in his tale.Slaves In A Family's Past Haunt The Present
August 28, 2014
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?
August 25, 2014
Apologies, of course, if you have done cocaine at a Williamsburg rave while wearing a mesh tanktop recently.HBO’s ‘Looking,’ Gays, and Sex: Are We All Expecting Too Much?
January 17, 2014
They cling to the walls, hang off the ceiling, bounce persistently against the mesh opening, trying to get at us.Mosquitoes Love Some People More and Science Wants to Know Why
August 6, 2013
“To the left of the pedestrian gate, which is wooden, is a mesh gate, and that had been cut,” testified Bloom.‘The Bling Ring’ Case Revealed: The Stars’ Grand-Jury Testimony
June 11, 2013
Historical Examples of mesh
By pressing tightly against the mesh Bentley could see the headlines.The Mind Master
Arthur J. Burks
By the very strength of her nature she was caught in the mesh of Diana's scheme.Mistress Wilding
The engine hit at once and Stan slammed the gears into mesh.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin
Be careful not to take one mesh out, until you have completed the next row.
You must have two skeins of second sized silk, and a No. 10 mesh.
Word Origin for mesh
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.