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Definition of the noun mesa

What does mesa mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: mesas

  1. flat tableland with steep edges
    • example: the tribe was relatively safe on the mesa but they had to descend into the valley for water
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonym of mesa: table
    • more generic words: plateau / tableland = a relatively flat highland

Alternative definition of the noun mesa


  1. Flat area of land or plateau higher than other land, with one or more clifflike edges


  1. Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the State of Arizona and is a suburb located about 20 miles east of Phoenix. Mesa is the central city of the East Valley section of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. It is bordered by Tempe on the west, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community on the north, Chandler and Gilbert on the south, and Apache Junction on the east. As of the 2010 Census Mesa became Arizona's center of population.
  2. Mesa: A mesa is the American English term for tableland, an elevated area of land with a flat top and sides that are usually steep cliffs. It takes its name from its characteristic table-top shape. It may also be called a table hill, table-topped hill or table mountain. It is larger than a butte, which it otherwise resembles closely.
    • also known as 平頂山
  3. Mesa is a city in Franklin County, Washington, United States. The population was 489 at the 2010 census. The Washington State Office of Financial Management's 2013 estimate placed the population at 495.
  4. Mesa is a census-designated place in Inyo County, California, United States. The population was 251 at the 2010 census, up from 214 at the 2000 census.
  5. Mesa is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Office located in Mesa County, Colorado, United States. The Mesa Post Office has the ZIP Code 81643.
  6. The Mesa River is a river in the Sierra de Solorio range area, Iberian System, Spain. It is a tributary of the Piedra River.
    • also known as 梅薩河
  7. Mesa a.k.a. Mesa, Idaho: Mesa is an unincorporated community in Adams County, Idaho, United States. Mesa is located near U.S. Route 95 7 miles south of Council. Mesa has its own ZIP code, 83643.

There are other places with in their name, like La Mesa, Mesa Luna, Black Mesa, Costa Mesa, Grand Mesa, Mesa Verde, Otero Mesa, Santa Mesa, Mesa Chorio, Mesa Grande, Algar de Mesa, Kinneloa Mesa, Mesa Geitonia, Mesa del Cobre, Villel de Mesa, Mesa Laboratory, La Mesa District, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa amphitheatre.


Mesa is an award-nominated musical group.


Mesa is a brand.


  1. Mesa is a fictional character from Hostel 3.
  2. Mesa a.k.a. Masayuki Asahina is a fictional character from the 2002 anime TV series Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi.


  1. "Mesa" is a musical album of Mesa.
    • released on (12 years ago)
  2. "Mesa" is a musical album of Mesa.
  3. "Mesa" is a composition.


"Mesa" is an artwork by Bev Doolittle.


  1. Mesa is a collection of free and open-source libraries that implement several rendering as well as video acceleration APIs related to hardware-accelerated 3D rendering, 3D computer graphics and GPGPU, the most prominent being OpenGL. Mesa is hosted at and used on Linux, BSD and other operating systems. Additionally to the APIs, Mesa also harbors most of the available free and open-source graphics device drivers. The development of Mesa started in August 1993 by Brian Paul, who still maintains the project, by now containing numerous contributions from various other people and companies worldwide, due to its broad adoption. Crowdfunding has been successfully used to partially drive development of Mesa.
    • developers: VMware, Intel
    • genre: Graphics library
    • license: MIT License
    • official website:
  2. Mesa was an innovative programming language developed in the late 1970s at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center in Palo Alto, California, United States. The language name was a pun based upon the programming language catchphrases of the time, because Mesa is a "high level" programming language.
    • also known as Mesa语言
  3. MESA a.k.a. Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement is an academic preparation program for pre-college, community college and university-level students. Established in 1970 in California, the program provides academic support to students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds throughout the education pathway so they will excel in math and science and ultimately attain four-year degrees in science, technology, engineering or math fields. The program has successfully been replicated in over a dozen other states.
  4. Mesa is a fictional star-nation in the Honorverse, the background setting for a series of novels and short stories in the military science fiction genre, written by David Weber and others and published by Baen Books. In the more recent novels and stories of the Honorverse, Mesa has been slowly replacing Haven as the main antagonist nation.

Phrases with Mesa

Phrases starting with the word Mesa:

  1. Mesa Muhly
  2. Mesa Greggia
  3. Mesa Italica
  4. Mesa Alishana
  5. Mesa Dropseed
  6. Mesa Threeawn
  7. Mesa Rams-Horn
  8. Mesa Spikemoss
  9. Mesa Chiaiensis
  10. Mesa Pepperwort
  11. Mesa Silverside
  12. Mesa Tansyaster
  13. Mesa Tansy-Aster
  14. Mesa Shoulderband
  15. Mesa Verde Cactus

Phrases ending with the word Mesa:

  1. Zelotes mesa
  2. Argilloecia Mesa

Other phrases containing the word Mesa:

  1. Otay Mesa Mint
  2. Nipomo Mesa Lupine
  3. Sand Mesa Manzanita

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Mesa

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Google previewMessage (1903)

by Arizona. Governor

Mesa is an incorporated town, with mayor, common council, and a full complement of town officers. It is free from municipal debt, having been conducted on a cash basis, and its warrants are cashed at the local bank as readily as t'hecks.

Google previewUtah wilderness inventory (1999)

by United States. Bureau of Land Management

Wild Horse Mesa is a diverse area with a variety of topographical and geological features, ranging from high, vertical buttes and broken rocky mesas and spires, to colorful canyons. A segment of Muddy Creek that runs through the unit is ...

Google previewMIRA MESA, CALIFORNIA (2011)

by Pam Stevens

Mira Mesa is a community in the northern part of the San Diego city limits.

Google previewIssues in Ecological Research and Application: 2011 Edition (2012)

MeSa is a volatile compound consistently produced by plants being attacked by the two-spotted spider mite, the prey of P. persimilis. We predicted that predators express genetically determined responses during long-distance migration where ...

Google previewGuadalupe (2014)

by Doug Jenzen and the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center

The Nipomo Mesa is a massive sand dune that began forming along the coast approximately 15,000 years ago. More recently formed sand dunes that look familiar to the casual passerby trapped fresh water in certain areas, allowing the ...

Google previewThe Films of Randolph Scott (2004)

by Robert Nott

Wild Horse Mesa is an action fan's delight. It features a night-time desert chase, a horse stampede, a fistfight between Scott and villain ...

Google preview10th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering - PSE2009 (2009)

by Rita Maria de Brito Alves, Claudio Augusto Oller do Nascimento, Evaristo Chalbaud Biscaia Jr.

Visual Mesa is a process on-line analysis tool to support decisions on energy reduction costs. This work describes how Soteica and Usaçúcar teams have modeled the site and implemented this new way to evaluate energy on this kind of ...

Google previewColorado Water Law for Non-Lawyers (2009)

by P. Andrew Jones, Tom Cech

The Grand Mesa is a large flat-topped mountain located north of the San Juan Mountains, near Grand Junction, and is the largest flat-top mountain in the world ( elevation over 10,000 feet). The northwestern corner of Colorado is predominantly ...

Google previewAfrican Americans in Science: An Encyclopedia of People and Progress [2 volumes] (2008)

An Encyclopedia of People and Progress by Charles W Carey Jr.

MESA USA MESA USA is a partnership of middle school, high school, and community college programs that are focused on helping African Americans and other minorities improve academically ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Early North America (2004)

by Cameron B. Wesson

MESA SITE. Archaeological site in Alaska that possesses evidence of early Paleoindian occupation at approximately 13,000 B.P. (11,000 B.C.). Artifacts at the Mesa site are similar to Clovis projectile points, and some archaeologists use ...

Google previewMale Infertility from A to Z: A Concise Encyclopedia (1996)

by J.A. Carver-Wa, J.M.G. Hollanders

congenital absent present present artificial spermatocele; MESA, TESA infection absent present present Vasoepidymostrauna absent present present tomy, artificial spermatocele, MESA, TESA post-vasectomy absent present present MESA, ...

Google previewLexicon of Geologic Names of the United States for 1961-1967 (1970)

by Grace C. Keroher

Mesa Prieta (Black Mesa of modern maps) is about 1 mile north of northwestern tip of Jornada flow, abutted by Rio Grande at its western base, western Socorro County. Former townsite of San Marcial is buried beneath flood deposits that ...

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1916)

MESA, mil'sa. A Spanish word meaning "table" (cf. Latin mensa) and used especially in the southwestern United States to designate the small, isolated remnants of plateaus, usually rising abruptly from the surrounding plains, which are found ...

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Small photo of The Eagle Mesa seen through the Teardrop Arch in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park at sunset with beautiful and vibrant colors.Small photo of Canyonlands National Park in Utah, USA. Island in the Sky district. Mesa Arch.Small photo of Sunset in Hunts Mesa navajo tribal majesty place near Monument Valley, Arizona, USASmall photo of Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USASmall photo of Photo taken on the Airport MesaSmall photo of Sunset in Hunts Mesa navajo tribal majesty place near Monument Valley, Arizona, USASmall photo of Aerial view of Main Street in downtown Mesa, Arizona with light rail transportation near completion More...

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Sign language

Native American Sign Language: Pon la Mesa Signs

Scrabble value of M3E1S1A1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of MESA

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  • ASEM

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