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MESH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mesh mean? 

MESH (noun)
  The noun MESH has 5 senses:

1. the number of opening per inch of a screen; measures size of particles
2. contact by fitting together
3. the topology of a network whose components are all connected directly to every other component
4. an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals
5. the act of interlocking or meshing

  Familiarity information: MESH used as a noun is common.


MESH (verb)
  The verb MESH has 4 senses:

1. keep engaged
2. coordinate in such a way that all parts work together effectively
3. work together in harmony
4. entangle or catch in (or as if in) a mesh

  Familiarity information: MESH used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MESH (noun)


Sense 1mesh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The number of opening per inch of a screen; measures size of particles

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Context examples:

a 100 mesh screen / 100 mesh powdered cellulose

Hypernyms ("mesh" is a kind of...):

linear unit (a unit of measurement of length)

Holonyms ("mesh" is a part of...):

in; inch (a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot)


Sense 2mesh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Contact by fitting together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

meshing; interlocking; mesh; engagement

Context examples:

the engagement of the clutch / the meshing of gears

Hypernyms ("mesh" is a kind of...):

contact; impinging; striking (the physical coming together of two or more things)


Sense 3mesh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The topology of a network whose components are all connected directly to every other component

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

mesh topology; mesh

Hypernyms ("mesh" is a kind of...):

network topology; topology (the configuration of a communication network)


Sense 4mesh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

meshwork; meshing; network; mesh; net

Hypernyms ("mesh" is a kind of...):

cloth; fabric; material; textile (artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers)

Meronyms (parts of "mesh"):

backbone (the part of a network that connects other networks together)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mesh"):

chicken wire (a galvanized wire network with a hexagonal mesh; used to build fences)

grillwork; wirework (mesh netting made of wires)

tulle (a fine (often starched) net used for veils or tutus or gowns)

spark arrester; sparker (a wire net to stop sparks from an open fireplace or smokestack)

snood (an ornamental net in the shape of a bag that confines a woman's hair; pins or ties at the back of the head)

save-all (a net hung between ship and pier while loading a ship)

safety net (a large strong net to catch circus acrobats who fall or jump from a trapeze)

reseau (a net or mesh foundation for lace)

hairnet (a small net that some women wear over their hair to keep it in place)

gauze; netting; veiling (a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave)


Sense 5mesh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of interlocking or meshing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

interlock; interlocking; meshing; mesh

Context example:

an interlocking of arms by the police held the crowd in check

Hypernyms ("mesh" is a kind of...):

catch; grab; snap; snatch (the act of catching an object with the hands)


MESH (verb)


Sense 1mesh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Keep engaged

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

mesh; lock; operate; engage

Context example:

engaged the gears

Hypernyms (to "mesh" is one way to...):

displace; move (cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "mesh"):

flip; switch; throw (cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation)

ride (keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2mesh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Coordinate in such a way that all parts work together effectively

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

interlock; mesh

Hypernyms (to "mesh" is one way to...):

coordinate; organise; organize (bring order and organization to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3mesh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Work together in harmony

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "mesh" is one way to...):

relate (have or establish a relationship to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 4mesh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Entangle or catch in (or as if in) a mesh

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

enmesh; ensnarl; mesh

Hypernyms (to "mesh" is one way to...):

entangle; mat; snarl; tangle (twist together or entwine into a confusing mass)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP


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