1. A mass of mixed ingredients reduced to a soft pulpy state by beating or pressure; a mass of anything in a soft pulpy state. Specifically Brewing, ground or bruised malt, or meal of rye, wheat, corn, or other grain (or a mixture of malt and meal) steeped and stirred in hot water for making the wort.
2. A mixture of meal or bran and water fed to animals.
3. A mess; trouble. [Obs.]
Mash tun, a large tub used in making mash and wort.
Mash n. A mesh. [Obs.]
Mash, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mashed p. pr. & vb. n. Mashing.] To convert into a mash; to reduce to a soft pulpy state by beating or pressure; to bruise; to crush; as, to mash apples in a mill, or potatoes with a pestle. Specifically Brewing, to convert, as malt, or malt and meal, into the mash which makes wort.
Mashing tub, a tub for making the mash in breweries and distilleries; -- called also mash tun, and mash vat.
n 1: a mixture of mashed malt grains and hot water; used in
2: mixture of ground animal feeds
v 1: to compress with violence, out of natural shape or
condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
[syn: squash, crush, squelch, squeeze]
2: talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The
guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My
husband never flirts with other women" [syn: chat up, flirt,
dally, butterfly, coquet, coquette, romance, philander]
3: reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading;
"grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic" [syn: grind,
crunch, bray, comminute]
(= Meshech 1 Chr. 1:17), one of the four sons of Aram, and the
name of a tribe descended from him (Gen. 10:23) inhabiting some
part probably of Mesopotamia. Some have supposed that they were
the inhabitants of Mount Masius, the present Karja Baghlar,
which forms part of the chain of Taurus.
Mash, same as Meshech