• He felt the net very heavy; and lifted it out quickly, with Tom all entangled in the meshes
    He felt the net very heavy; and lifted it out quickly, with Tom all entangled in the meshes
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v mesh coordinate in such a way that all parts work together effectively
    • v mesh entangle or catch in (or as if in) a mesh
    • v mesh keep engaged "engaged the gears"
    • v mesh work together in harmony
    • n mesh the act of interlocking or meshing "an interlocking of arms by the police held the crowd in check"
    • n mesh an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals
    • n mesh the topology of a network whose components are all connected directly to every other component
    • n mesh contact by fitting together "the engagement of the clutch","the meshing of gears"
    • n mesh the number of openings per linear inch of a screen; measures size of particles "a 100 mesh screen","100 mesh powdered cellulose"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mesh (Gearing) The engagement of the teeth of wheels, or of a wheel and rack.
    • Mesh The opening or space inclosed by the threads of a net between knot and knot, or the threads inclosing such a space; network; a net. "A golden mesh to entrap the hearts of men."
    • v. t Mesh To catch in a mesh.
    • v. i Mesh (Gearing) To engage with each other, as the teeth of wheels.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mesh One of the clear spaces of a net or netting; an opening in network of a size determined by the distance apart of the knots by which the crossing twines or threads are united; also, a clear space between the threads or wires of a sieve.
    • n mesh Figuratively, network; means of entanglement; anything that serves to entangle or constrain: often in the plural: as, the meshes of the law.
    • n mesh plural In lace and similar fabrics, the whole background, often formed of threads very irregularly spaced.
    • n mesh In machinery, the engagement of the teeth of gearing : as, the mesh of a toothed wheel with the teeth of a rack or with the cogs of another wheel.
    • n mesh A tool used in embroidery, knitting, etc., for the production of stitching of regular size, and sometimes having a groove to guide the scissors.
    • mesh To make in meshes; form the meshes of.
    • mesh To catch in a net, as fish; hence, to entangle; entrap in meshes.
    • mesh To engage (the teeth of wheels or the teeth of a rack and pinion) with each other.
    • mesh To make meshes or nets.
    • mesh To become engaged, as the teeth of one wheel with those of another.
    • mesh An obsolete or dialectal form of mash.
    • n mesh One of the subdivisons of a head or ear of wheat; a wheat spikelet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mesh mesh the opening between the threads of a net: the threads and knots which bound the opening: network
    • v.t Mesh to catch in a net: to engage or interlock, as gear-teeth
    • v.i Mesh to become engaged thus
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. masc, max, mæscre,; akin to D. maas, masche, OHG. masca, Icel. möskvi,; cf. Lith. mazgas, a knot, megsti, to weave nets, to knot


In literature:

I was already meshed in the loom of destiny.
"Paradise Garden" by George Gibbs
Alice threw back her lace veil as if she were stifled by the transparent mesh.
"One Man in His Time" by Ellen Glasgow
You will soon be in the meshes.
"A Friend of Caesar" by William Stearns Davis
It is sometimes very difficult to escape from the meshes of friendship.
"The Claverings" by Anthony Trollope
Horizontal network 1.01 m. square, and having meshes of the same size as those of the reticulated ribbon.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 441, June 14, 1884." by Various
I have meshed him at last, and now for vengeance.
"Valentine M'Clutchy, The Irish Agent The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two" by William Carleton
They always feeds in that mesh when they're bidin' about the Bay.
"Troop One of the Labrador" by Dillon Wallace
How could I sleep when I was trying to disentangle this mesh of deception and lies?
"Uncle Max" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
The meshes of the net were large and not very regular.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 2. (of 7): Assyria" by George Rawlinson
Of all the souls of this generation, the number that will sift through the meshes of the years is infinitesimately small.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 75, January, 1864" by Various

In poetry:

In this small ring of flesh;
The sky's gold-knotted mesh
Thy wrist
Did only twist
"Any Saint" by Francis Thompson
Caught in a mesh of living veins,
In cell of padded bone,
He loneliest is when he pretends
That he is not alone.
"Listen..." by Ogden Nash
We are tempted;--snares abound,--
Sin its treacherous meshes weaves;
And temptations strew us round,
Thicker than the Autumn leaves.
"Beechenbrook - VII" by Margaret Junkin Preston
An angel from the heaven above
Would not be fair to us as she is fair:
She holds us in a mesh of silken hair,
This one sweet woman whom we love.
"Love" by Victor James Daley
So far from praising he blasphemes
Who says that God has been or is,
Who swears he met with God in dreams
Or face to face in woods and streams,
Meshed in their boundaries.
"Knowledge Of God" by Robert Graves
But on a sudden—­hark! Music struck asunder
Those meshes of bliss, and I wept in the dark,
So sweet was the unseen wonder;
So swiftly it touched, as if struck at a mark,
The trouble that joy kept under.
"A Cottage In A Chine" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

It takes a hot second in the audience of the Denton, Texas, band to realize that it doesn't fit the knee-jerk definitions that find it filed next to Wilco by slumming CPAs in mesh-back hats.
(A coworker suggested a mesh strainer, but we don't have one.
Mayor Cherie Kidd, center, snips a section of fiber optic cable with Police Chief Terry Gallagher and City Councilwoman Brooke Nelson during Monday's ceremony launching "The Mesh" Internet network.
During a ceremony today, city officials will mark the official beginning of a "mesh network".
Strain the tomato- clam broth through a fine-mesh strainer into a large bowl or saucepan, discarding the solids.
Mark's spin on a Deco Mesh 4th.
Mark Ballard spins Deco Mesh into a festive 4th of July wreath.
The kid with Down syndrome is an inspirational thread tightly meshed within the fabric of a welcoming student body.
The parents of a 4-year-old girl who authorities say was confined at night in a bed wrapped with steel mesh fencing have been charged with kidnapping and child endangerment.
"Columbus" appears on the outer side of the back of the seat, above a mesh pocket.
"This one's like a submarine," he says, opening the hatch and sliding out a metal mesh cage.
The question will be the ability of the young players stepping up and meshing well with the offense.
Country meshed with Southern rock, metal, comedy and Broadway are represented in a quartet of concerts announced this week.
The Mavericks' attempt to mesh on the fly turned into a mess last season.
What they almost certainly would not think of is screen mesh wire, but if they saw the works of Germantown sculptor Anyta Thomas, they would realize it is great art indeed that would look right at home in the nation's finest galleries.

In science:

In the next section II we briefly describe our adaptive mesh refinement method of calculating initial black hole data.
Local and global properties of conformally flat initial data for black hole collisions
The mesh is refined on the level of individual cells using a fully threaded tree structure .
Local and global properties of conformally flat initial data for black hole collisions
We plane to use similar adaptive mesh refinement for the integration of these initial data in time.
Local and global properties of conformally flat initial data for black hole collisions
This represents a severe limitation for adaptive mesh refinement codes which are able to achieve much higher dynamic range.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
Our algorithms are the equivalent of adaptive mesh refinement applied to Gaussian random fields.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations