Meaning of MESH in English


I. ˈmesh noun

Etymology: Middle English, probably from Middle Dutch maesche; akin to Old High German masca mesh, Lithuanian mazgos knot

Date: 14th century

1. : one of the openings between the threads or cords of a net ; also : one of the similar spaces in a network — often used to designate screen size as the number of openings per linear inch


a. : the fabric of a net

b. : a woven, knit, or knotted material of open texture with evenly spaced holes

c. : an arrangement of interlocking metal links used especially for jewelry


a. : a weblike pattern or construction

b. : web , snare — usually used in plural

4. : working contact (as of the teeth of gears)

in mesh

• meshed ˈmesht adjective

II. verb

Date: 1532

transitive verb


a. : enmesh , entangle

b. : to catch in the openings of a net

2. : to cause to resemble network


a. : to cause (as gears) to engage

b. : to coordinate closely : interlock

intransitive verb

1. : to become entangled in or as if in meshes

2. : to be in or come into mesh — used especially of gears

3. : to fit or work together properly

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.