Definition of mesh in English:

mesh

Pronunciation /meSH/ /mɛʃ/

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noun

  • 1Material made of a network of wire or thread.

    ‘mesh for fishing nets’
    • ‘finer wire meshes are used for smaller particles’
    • ‘They have been ordered to fence off the funfair from the hazardous buildings with a two metre high wire mesh fence.’
    • ‘The 30 ft long wire mesh fence - similar to those used at tennis courts - is a last-ditch attempt to end more than five years of harassment from a gang of youths.’
    • ‘Activist documents gave detailed instructions on how to cut through the toughest of wire mesh fences.’
    • ‘The city turned the light sculpture off and pondered whether to protect the sculpture with some kind of plastic or wire mesh covering.’
    • ‘Both sides were closed off by large, steel mesh fences with barbed wire at the top, curling around the top support pole in a disarranged, uninviting pattern.’
    • ‘TV cameras are set up and passers - by use the spot to stand, sneak pictures or tie flowers to the wire mesh fence.’
    • ‘It's made of metal, polyvinyl chloride pipe, wire mesh netting, and wood.’
    • ‘Place a piece of wire screen mesh (hardware cloth) over the open top of this can.’
    • ‘Curved, patchy sails of silk, canvas and mesh, attached by wire to metal frameworks, project in numerous directions.’
    • ‘Add wire mesh inside the fence for containment of pets or children.’
    • ‘The birds got into the roof through air vents, which have now been covered with wire mesh to stop the problem recurring.’
    • ‘To cut down on debris, you may want to cover your gutters with wire or plastic mesh.’
    • ‘This is not surprising when detainees are held in wire mesh cages measuring 9ft by 8ft and each prisoner is allowed only one hour outside his cell each week.’
    • ‘Parts are loaded on a chain driven, stainless steel turntable with a quick-draining round wire mesh basket that rotates at fixed speed.’
    • ‘Protect tree trunks from rodents with wire mesh guards.’
    • ‘Two months in advance a burlap and wire mesh girdle was installed, and the final digging to ready the tree was completed a few days before movement.’
    • ‘Such muscle buildup also occurs with use of a stent - a small wire mesh tube inserted after angioplasty to keep the artery clear.’
    • ‘If you are bothered by deer, rabbits or even cats, protect the bark with either some wire mesh fencing or a spiral tree guard that wraps around the trunk.’
    • ‘Using wire mesh culverts may be an inexpensive and efficient way to allow water flow through such materials.’
    • ‘Valerian turned the wire mesh ball over in her hands as she thought back through her sister's letters.’
    netting, net, network, tracery, reticulation
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    1. 1.1Medicine A type of netting of plastic or organic material that may be implanted to support various tissues or organs.
      ‘the mesh was implanted at the site of the fistula’
      • ‘Modern hernia repairs avoid approximating tissues under tension by using a layer of synthetic mesh.’
      • ‘Nowadays they are usually repaired with a large piece of mesh.’
      • ‘A mesh may be inserted in place of some of these stitches in order to reinforce the wall of the abdomen.’
      • ‘A piece of mesh is inserted to cover the area of the abdominal wall defect.’
      • ‘Surgical mesh was implanted in her stomach to repair a recurring hernia.’
      • ‘Meshes used in the surgery are safe.’
      • ‘She had a fourth surgery to fix the mesh.’
      • ‘The most common treatment option is the implant of a prosthetic mesh.’
      • ‘The mesh is considered a permanent implant that grows into a woman's tissues.’
      • ‘Instead of using a mesh, surgeons carefully sew muscle layers together in an overlapping fashion.’
    2. 1.2The spacing between the individual strands that form mesh.
      ‘if the mesh is too big, small rabbits can squeeze through’
      • ‘The Bird Castle offers protection to smaller birds which can enter through the two-inch mesh, but the holes are small enough to keep out cats or birds of prey like kestrels.’
      • ‘Particles can stick to collagen fibrils or they can be hindered by the size of the mesh spacing between the fibrils.’
      • ‘When the net is close to the shore the men pull quickly to land the bag of the net, which traps the fish in its 4-inch mesh.’
      • ‘We have accepted bigger mesh sizes to allow fish to escape.’
      • ‘It had a very fine mesh, and only certain students could get through the holes.’
      • ‘Irish fishermen have been showing commitment to conservation and been using bigger mesh sizes to allow smaller fish to escape.’
      netting, net, network, tracery, reticulation
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    3. 1.3in singular Used with reference to a complex or constricting situation.
      ‘the raveled mesh of events and her own emotions’
      • ‘The most egregious of these is the tendency, exemplified by Norm and Omar, to abstract a situation from the mesh of geopolitical considerations in which it is embedded and reduce it to a stark moral question.’
      • ‘First, it is in setting up such a wonderfully constructed and complex mesh of relationships among the inhabitants of his fictional village, and then never introducing conflict between them.’
      • ‘Together, they are caught in a mesh of crosses and double-crosses like a shoal of herring thrashing around in a net.’
      • ‘Her book is a mesh of biography and a wider history of the geisha.’
      • ‘Instead, a mesh of state, federal, and common law applies to different parts of the economy.’
      • ‘Otto's family history is one of a strange mesh of latently incestuous relationships.’
      • ‘Jain gives us interesting figures of these family structures that show the mesh of power equations at a glance.’
      entanglement, net, tangle, web, snare, trap
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  • 2An interlaced structure.

    ‘cell fragments that agglutinate and form intricate meshes’
    • ‘The first and more predominant structure was a mesh of filaments measuring 10 to 15 nm in diameter, which is typical of amyloid.’
    • ‘The nest is woven from growing or fresh grass; as the materials dry, they shrink and strengthen the mesh of the woven structure.’
    • ‘The floor was a mesh of metal grids that were uncomfortable to stand on.’
    • ‘A mesh of interlacing and perfectly complementary influences, music very rarely sounds this good.’
    • ‘It is quickly becoming nothing more than a mesh of housing estates and a street lined with discount retailers, takeaways and empty shops.’
    • ‘Against a mesh of scaffolding and discarded signs, a man in dusted Army and Navy store clothing and work boots starts brushing the stage.’
    • ‘Her tree house sank beneath the mesh of tree branches her roof funneled through and if she wished, she mounted a ladder to the top and bathed unsheltered in the sun's radiance.’
    • ‘He uses the mesh of the jungle screen to play on our fears of the unknown and the pitiless savagery that is the reality of nature.’
    • ‘Through the mesh of the floor the lizard gazed down at the passers-by.’
    • ‘The back was a swirling mesh of bronze pipes, encasing deep red gems in random locations as well.’
    • ‘From my vantage point I had a full view as he entered the room and began constructing a complex mesh of bent wire and mirrors from pieces in a paper bag.’
    1. 2.1Computing A representation of a given shape or form, consisting of an arrangement of a finite set of geometric components.
      ‘The finite element mesh subdivides the geometry into elements, upon which are found nodes.’
      • ‘A typical finite element mesh retrieved by the software is shown in Figure 3.’
      • ‘The shown numerical solutions were for meshes with 1100 elements.’
      • ‘A grid of 101x55 has been used as the finite element mesh for the selected section.’
    2. 2.2Computing A computer network in which each computer or processor is connected to a number of others, especially so as to form a multidimensional lattice.
      ‘multiple boards can be arranged in various multiprocessing architectures, including 3-D mesh, ring, or hypercube’
      • ‘Add a little mesh networking as described last week, and the number of people served could be increased by an order of magnitude.’
      • ‘Through a process called Border Discovery, a mesh network can find more efficient paths to remote resources.’
      • ‘In this model, a customer would pay a subscription to a service provider who would in turn pay the mesh network provider in the area involved.’
      • ‘But a wireless mesh network doesn't have these access barriers.’
      • ‘On the face of it, the mesh network could grow instantly.’
      • ‘The number of tunnels needed to support a fully meshed IPSec network geometrically increases with the number of sites.’
      • ‘Site Match is a new paid inclusion program which meshes the Alta, Ink, and Universal Web paid inclusion programs.’

verb

  • 1no object (of the teeth of a gearwheel) lock together or be engaged with another gearwheel.

    ‘one gear meshes with the input gear’
    • ‘That gear meshes with three planet gears which in turn drive a second sun gear attached to the pinion shaft.’
    • ‘The patent then goes on to the patentee's special idea of an additional ‘oil pulley’ which meshes with a special extra set of teeth on the other side of the timing belt.’
    • ‘The output pinion of the traverse gearbox meshes with the gear rack segment attached to the carriage body, providing 800 mils of traverse.’
    • ‘The damn things weren't meshing properly when the screw was under load.’
    • ‘A pressure release button releases meshed teeth between a lock bar and a stabilizer bar.’
    • ‘Knowing each other helps all the ‘parts’ of the crew work closely together, meshing like the gears of a clock.’
    • ‘The gears meshed and the result was a very productive week for Mr. Hillier as he started with the first of three paydays on the week.’
    • ‘But one may fairly wonder if the gears mesh so neatly.’
    • ‘I think I am fairly easy-going and prepared to like nearly everyone, but in a minority of cases the gears simply wouldn't mesh, and this looked like being one of those cases.’
    engage, be engaged, mate, connect, lock, interlock
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    1. 1.1Make or become entangled or entwined.
      no object ‘their fingers meshed’
      • ‘I don't want to get meshed in the weeds’
      • ‘He could almost feel her warmth as he imagined her leaning against his body, her delicate frame meshing with his flawlessly, and his heart beating with hers - in time.’
      • ‘This is important because when evaluating a pulley system, for instance, the cables should be meshed as beam elements and the pulleys as bricks.’
      entangle, enmesh, ensnare, snare, net, trap, entrap, catch
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    2. 1.2Be in or bring into harmony.
      no object ‘her memory of events doesn't mesh with the world around her’
      • ‘They also will work with the annual budget so proposals mesh with agency policy objectives and plans.’
      • ‘But over the years, one man's cattle raider has become another man's freedom fighter, and the Rob Roy story has been skewed to mesh with the rise of Scottish nationalism.’
      • ‘Trusting in the mystery that will lead me to whatever books will mesh with my current (non-academic) learning needs.’
      • ‘In Harrison's view, it is important for the disadvantaged children to mesh with the ‘regular’ children.’
      • ‘It's disheartening that the Prime Minister's thoughts don't necessarily mesh with her political reality.’
      • ‘And it's a real problem when people with diabetes are trying to give insulin that they're trying to mesh with the food.’
      • ‘He suggested consumers will demand safety, security and convenience in the products they buy to mesh with their life-style.’
      • ‘The broad themes of these narratives mesh with those in the sections on contemporary Africa and the Diaspora.’
      • ‘But the Celtic tiger baffles them: contemporary Ireland refuses to mesh with their dreams and folk memories.’
      • ‘Whether you're the new girl or just expanding your friendship circle, it's hard to mesh with a new crew.’
      • ‘Steve is looking back and imposing a view that doesn't mesh with the facts.’
      • ‘He answers by imagining how our liberated civilization will mesh with the genetic revolution.’
      • ‘But government funding methods don't always mesh with real world expectations.’
      • ‘She believes that such a facility would mesh with the Skytrain and promote transit use for those living in outlying areas.’
      • ‘For Woodland, this just doesn't mesh with the way the military handles and disposes radioactive waste.’
      • ‘For some reason it doesn't mesh with the rest of the diction and seems strange and inappropriately vulgar.’
      • ‘After I met with him, it was clear that his personality didn't entirely mesh with his line of work.’
      • ‘Tax cuts and benefit increases are cynically jiggered to mesh with an increasingly mythical congressional budget plan.’
      • ‘As one of his central tenets of urbanism seems to be that buildings should meet the street, how does that mesh with pedestrian plazas to fend off vehicular access?’
      • ‘As important as it has been for Jordan to mesh with his teammates, it has been equally important that Jordan has meshed with his coach.’
      harmonize, fit together, go together, coordinate, match, be on the same wavelength, dovetail
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  • 2Computing
    with object Represent (a geometric object) as a set of finite elements for computational analysis or modeling.

    ‘choosing the icon allows you to automatically mesh your design’
    • ‘The geometry is meshed with a mapping algorithm or an automatic free-meshing algorithm.’

Phrases

    in mesh
    • (of the teeth of gearwheels) engaged.

      ‘the pitch point is the point of contact between the pitch circles of two gears in mesh’
      • ‘Said rotating gearwheels have regions, which are axially separated from one another and are in mesh in each case with one of the two adjusting gearwheels.’
      • ‘The teeth on a gearwheel are of course never a precise fit in the troughs defined between the teeth of a gearwheel with which it is in mesh, since this would render rotation of the two gearwheels impossible.’
      • ‘The first and the end gearwheels 141 and 145 are in mesh with the motor pinion.’

Origin

Late Middle English probably from an unrecorded Old English word related to (and perhaps reinforced in Middle English by) Middle Dutch maesche, of Germanic origin.