Definition of mesh noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//meʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//meʃ//
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] material made of threads of plastic rope or wire that are twisted together like a net wire mesh over the door of the cage Nets should have fine meshes to trap small particles. The windows are covered with a fine wire mesh.
  2. 2[countable, usually singular] a complicated situation or system that it is difficult to escape from synonym web She felt trapped in a mesh of loyalty and guilt. trapped in a mesh of political intrigue
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: probably from an unrecorded Old English word related to (and perhaps reinforced in Middle English by) Middle Dutch maesche, of Germanic origin.
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