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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb mash:


Mash is sometimes a misspelling of mashed.

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Definition of the noun mash

What does mash mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: mashes

  1. a mixture of mashed malt grains and hot water; used in brewing
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: suspension = a mixture in which fine particles are suspended in a fluid where they are supported by buoyancy
    • more specific term: sour mash = a mash with optimum acidity for yeast fermentation; a mixture of old and new mash
  2. mixture of ground animal feeds

Alternative definition of the noun mash


  1. [obsolete] A mesh
  2. [uncountable] A mass of mixed ingredients reduced to a soft pulpy state by beating or pressure; a mass of anything in a soft pulpy state.
  3. In 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.
  4. Mashed potatoes.
  5. A mixture of meal or bran and water fed to animals.
  6. [obsolete]: A mess; trouble — Francis Beaumont & John Fletcher
  7. [obsolete] an infatuation, a crush, a fancy
  8. [obsolete] a dandy, a masher
  9. [obsolete] the object of one’s affections [qualifier, either sex]

Definition of the verb mash

What does mash mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: mashed | mashing | mashes

  1. to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient]Carol crushed the ice
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument]Carol crushed the ice with a hammer | Tony broke the window with a hammer
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb]That chisel carves well | That hammer crushes well | This knife cuts well
      [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Patient]The hammer broke the window | The hammer crushed the marble
      [Patient - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb]Marble carves easily | The bread cuts easily | The ice crushes easily

      Verbs of Cutting (with the same syntax): bruise, chip, cleave, crumble, crumple, crunch, crush, cube, dent, dice, fillet, flake, flatten, gash, gouge, grate, grind, mangle, mince, nick, notch, perforate, pulverize, scrunch, shred, slice, slit, smash, squash, squish.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of mash: crush / squash / squeeze / squelch
    • more generic word: press = exert pressure or force to or upon
    • more specific words:
      • wring = twist, squeeze, or compress in order to extract liquid
      • stamp = crush or grind with a heavy instrument
      • steamroller = crush with a steamroller as if to level
      • tread = crush as if by treading on
      • telescope = crush together or collapse
  2. talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
  3. reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading

Other definitions of mash

What does mash also mean?


  1. Mobile Army Surgical Hospital


  1. "MASH" is a 1970 American satirical black comedy film directed by Robert Altman and written by Ring Lardner, Jr., based on Richard Hooker's novel MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors. It is the only feature film in the M*A*S*H franchise and became one of the biggest films of the early 1970s for 20th Century Fox.
  2. MASH a.k.a. M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, adapted from the 1970 feature film MASH. The series, which was produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for CBS, follows a team of doctors and support staff stationed at the "4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital" in Uijeongbu, South Korea during the Korean War. The show's title sequence features an instrumental version of "Suicide Is Painless", the theme song from the original film. The show was created after an attempt to film the original book's sequel, M*A*S*H Goes to Maine, failed. The T.V show version of MASH is the most well known version of the M*A*S*H works, and one of the highest rated shows in U.S. television history.


"MASH" a.k.a. "MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors", the original novel that inspired the film MASH and TV series M*A*S*H, was written by "Richard Hooker", the former having worked as a military surgeon, and was about a fictional U.S. Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in Korea during the Korean War. It was originally published in 1968.


  1. Mash is a fictional character from the 1989 film Adhipan.
  2. Mash is a fictional character from the 1992 film The Superdimensional Fortress Macross II: Lovers Again.
  3. Mash is a fictional character from the 1982 film Innalenkil Nale.
  4. Mash is a fictional character from the 1992 film Cool World.
  5. Mash is a fictional film character.
  6. Mash is a fictional character in the play Stupid Fucking Bird.
  7. Mash is a fictional character from the 1964 film Muscle Beach Party.
  8. Mash is a fictional character from the 1985 anime TV series Blue Comet SPT Layzner.

There are other characters with in their name, like Mish Mash and Kunjunni Mash.


  1. "Mash" is a musical single of Lady Dana.
    • released in (9 years ago)
  2. "MASH" is a musical album of Sweet Potato.
    • released in (6 years ago)


  1. MASH a.k.a. Johnny Mandel is a Grammy and Academy awarded American composer and arranger of popular songs, film music and jazz. Among the musicians he has worked with are Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Anita O'Day, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, and Shirley Horn.
  2. Mash was a son of Aram according to Genesis 10:23.

There are other people with in their name, like Jeff Mash, Mash Deez, Lloyd Mash, Jurgen Mash, Kylian Mash, Robert Mash, Deborah Mash, Mash Out Posse, Mash-Ebrahim Safari and many others.


  1. Mash is a musical group.
    • albums: "Nidvobärn", "Erschti Hilf"
    • official website:
  2. Mash is a musical group.
  3. Mash is a musical group.
    • albums: "Rock the Disco", "One Day"

There are other groups with in their name, like Mish Mash, Sour Mash, Zony Mash, Mash Gordon, Monster Mash and Wayne Horvitz & Zony Mash.


  1. MASH is a two-player paper-and-pencil game, commonly played by preteens intended to predict one's future. The name is an abbreviation of "Mansion, Apartment, Shack/Street/Shed/Sewers, and House". The game can be expanded to "DMASH" or "MASHO".
  2. MASH a.k.a. Mash Transit Productions is a membership organization.
  3. Mash a.k.a. Arakanese Language is an human language.

Phrases with Mash

Phrases starting with the word Mash:

  1. Mash-Fat
  2. mash bean
  3. mash note
  4. Mash Potato

Phrases ending with the word Mash:

  1. sour mash
  2. Instant Mash
  3. Bangers and mash

Other phrase containing the word Mash:

  1. sour mash whiskey

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Mash

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Google previewBill Neal's Southern Cooking (2009)

by Bill Neal

Today, the mash must be 51 percent corn to carry the name Bourbon. The term sour mash refers to yeast used in fermentation; no less than one-fourth of the yeast used must come Southern Spirits from a previous fermentation. It is analogous ...

Google previewThe Athlete's Cookbook (2014)

A Nutritional Program to Fuel the Body for Peak Performance and Rapid Recovery by Brett Stewart, Corey Irwin

Cauliflower Mash with Rosemary & Roasted Garlic Cauliflower mash is a great, nutritious alternative to mashed potatoes, and goes amazingly well with all sorts of dishes, whether it's fish, chicken, turkey, beef, or lamb or even other vegetables .

Google previewScorpions (2008)

Everything about Purchase, Care, Feeding, and Housing by Manny Rubio

Unmedicated chicken-laying mash is an excellent, inexpensive food. Be certain it is not medicated. The medicinal additives will destroy the natural flora in the crickets' guts, disturb the digestive balance, and likely kill them. Scrap fruits and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1977)

Volume 4 - Asphalt Emulsion to Blending by John J. McKetta Jr

liquefying it and drastically lowering the viscosity of the mash [12]. Because the amount of a-amylase present is limited and because the enzyme becomes inactivated as cooker temperature approaches the boiling point.

Google previewA Dictionary of Applied Chemistry (1912)

by Edward Thorpe

The mash tun is provided with a false mashing liquor at a temperature varying, ac - bottom, an internal mashing machine, and a cording to circumstances, from “50° F. to 170°F. ipe, termed an underlet, for introducing hot The malt and water are ...

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Quotes about Mash

Yes, I loved MASH. As we are sitting here now talking, it's playing somewhere in the world. (Wayne Rogers)
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Scrabble value of M3A1S1H4

The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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