Main definitions of mell in English

: mell1mell2mell3

mell1

noun

dialect Scottish, British, Irish
  • A heavy hammer or beetle of metal or wood; = "maul". In early use: †a mace or club.

Origin

Middle English. Variant of maul see discussion at that entry.

Pronunciation

mell

/mɛl/

Main definitions of mell in English

: mell1mell2mell3

mell2

(also mel, meel)

verb

  • 1no object To mix, associate, have dealings. Usually with with. Now chiefly Scottish.

  • 2with object To mix, mingle, combine, blend.

  • 3no object To mingle, combine, blend. Now rare (Scottish in later use).

Origin

Middle English. From Anglo-Norman and Old French meller, variant of Old French mesler mix.

Pronunciation

mell

/mɛl/

Main definitions of mell in English

: mell1mell2mell3

mell3

(also mail)

verb

dialect Scottish, Irish, British
  • with object To strike or beat with a mallet or hammer; to hammer or pound; (hence) to beat severely.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Morte Arthure. From mell.

Pronunciation

mell

/mɛl/