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English noun: mesh

1. mesh (quantity) the number of openings per linear inch of a screen; measures size of particles

SamplesA 100 mesh screen.
100 mesh powdered cellulose.

Broader (hypernym)linear measure, linear unit

Part meronymin, inch

2. mesh (event) contact by fitting together

SamplesThe engagement of the clutch.
The meshing of gears.

Synonymsengagement, interlocking, meshing

Broader (hypernym)contact, impinging, striking

3. mesh (cognition) the topology of a network whose components are all connected directly to every other component

Synonymsmesh topology

Broader (hypernym)network topology, topology

4. mesh (artifact) an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals

Synonymsmeshing, meshwork, net, network

Broader (hypernym)cloth, fabric, material, textile

Narrower (hyponym)chicken wire, gauze, grillwork, hairnet, netting, reseau, safety net, save-all, snood, spark arrester, sparker, tulle, veiling, wirework

Part holonymbackbone

5. mesh (act) the act of interlocking or meshing

SamplesAn interlocking of arms by the police held the crowd in check.

Synonymsinterlock, interlocking, meshing

Broader (hypernym)catch, grab, snap, snatch

English verb: mesh

1. mesh (contact) keep engaged

SamplesEngaged the gears.

Synonymsengage, lock, operate

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

Narrower (hyponym)flip, ride, switch, throw

Antonymsdisengage, withdraw

2. mesh (change) coordinate in such a way that all parts work together effectively


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)coordinate, organise, organize

3. mesh (social) work together in harmony

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)relate

4. mesh (contact) entangle or catch in (or as if in) a mesh

Synonymsenmesh, ensnarl

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)entangle, mat, snarl, tangle

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