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A circuit with three labelled meshes (sense 6).


From Middle English mesche, from Old English masc (net) (perhaps influenced in form by related Old English mæscre (mesh, spot)) both from Proto-Germanic *maskrǭ, *maskwǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *mezg- (to knit, twist, plait).

Akin to Old High German māsca (mesh), Old Saxon maska (net), Old Norse mǫskvi, mǫskun (mesh).


  • IPA(key): /mɛʃ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛʃ
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mesh (plural meshes)

  1. A structure made of connected strands of metal, fiber, or other flexible/ductile material, with evenly spaced openings between them.
  2. The opening or space enclosed by the threads of a net between knot and knot, or the threads enclosing such a space.
  3. The engagement of the teeth of wheels, or of a wheel and rack.
  4. A measure of fineness (particle size) of ground material. A powder that passes through a sieve having 300 openings per linear inch but does not pass 400 openings per linear inch is said to be -300 +400 mesh.
  5. (computer graphics) A polygon mesh.
  6. (electronics) In mesh analysis: a loop in an electric circuit (to which Kirchhoff's voltage law can be applied).
    Hyponyms: essential mesh, supermesh
  7. (networking) A network topology with each device connected to multiple other devices in lieu of a central switch. Redundancy on a mesh network prevents single points of failure.


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mesh (third-person singular simple present meshes, present participle meshing, simple past and past participle meshed)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To connect together by interlocking, as gears do.
  2. (intransitive, figurative, by extension) To fit in; to come together harmoniously.
    The music meshed well with the visuals in that film.
    • 2012 March 30, Joe Levy, “Rockers at Sea”, in The New York Times[1]:
      The headliners — Weezer and Dinosaur Jr. — were alt rock acts that had turned the sound of disconnection into an audience almost two decades ago. Exactly how that was going to mesh with blue skies and umbrella drinks wasn’t clear to me.
  3. (transitive) To catch in a mesh.
    • a. 1547, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, Description of the fickle affections, pangs, and slights of love:
      I know how loue doth rage vpon a yelding minde:
      How smal a net may take and meash a hart of gentle kinde