The opening or space inclosed by the threads of a net between knot and knot, or the threads inclosing such a space; network; a net.
- Any of the open spaces in a net or network; an interstice.
- The cords, threads, or wires surrounding these spaces. Often used in the plural.
- An openwork fabric or structure; a net or network: a screen made of wire mesh.
- Something that snares or entraps. Often used in the plural: "Arabia had become entangled in the meshes of . . . politics” ( W. Montgomery Watt).
- The engagement of gear teeth.
- The state of being so engaged: gear teeth in mesh.
- To catch in or as if in a net; ensnare.
- To cause (gear teeth) to become engaged.
- To cause to work closely together; coordinate.
- To become entangled.
- To become engaged or interlocked: gears that are not meshing properly.
- To fit together effectively; be coordinated.
- To accord with another or each other; harmonize.