2. make merry a. celebrate, feast, banquet, carouse, revel. See - make (def 25). b. make fun of, make light of, deride, scoff at, mock, jeer, ridicule, knock; taunt, gibe, rag; rib, kid, Inf. roast, SI. razz; make sport of, poke fun at, make a fool out of, make the butt of, Inf. needle or give [s.o.] the needle; lampoon, satirize, parody,
merry-andrew, n. buffoon, clown, jester, fool, Ar-haic. antic, zany, droll, jokester, Inf stooge, wiseacre; comedian, funnyman, wit, wag, mime, mimic, panto-mimist, mummer; goliard, gracioso, pantaloon; scaramouch, punchinello, pierrot, harlequin, punch; acrobat, contortioner, juggler,
merry-go-round, n. 1. carrousel, Chiefly Brit. roundabout, whirligig.
2. whirl, reel, spin, turn, swirl, twirl; tizzy, Inf. dither, confusion, fluster, flurry,
merrymaking, n. 1. festivity, festival, celebration, wing-ding; gaiety, merriment, convivality, revelry, revels, jollification, hilarity, mirth, glee, jollity, sport; fun, fun-making, Inf whoopee, Inf. whoop-de-doo, Inf. hoopla; antics, capers, SI.
2. carousal, bacchanal, bacchanalia; debauch, debauchery, saturnalia.
-adj. 3. festive, convivial, joyous, merry, mirthful, gleeful; gay, sportive, fun-making, uproarious, jovial, jolly, good-time; festal, festival, holiday,
mesa, n. butte, plateau, tableland, upland, hillock; mount, peak, alp, mountain,
mesh, n. 1. net, netting, network, fishnet; web, webbing, weaving, lace, lacework; tracery, latticework, trellis, screen, screening; sieve, strainer, grater. 2. meshes snare, springe, trap, noose, grip, teeth. -v. 3. entangle, ensnare, snare, net; trap, entrap, nab, grab, clinch.
4. interlock, enmesh, hook together, interweave; match, coordinate, come together,
mesmeric, adj. 1. mesmerized, hypnotized; mesmerizing, hypnotic, spellbinding, stupefying.
2. compelling, fascinating, entrancing, enthralling, enchanting, bewitching; attractive, alluring; arresting, gripping, stunning; engrossing, absorbing, engaging,
mesmerism, n. 1. hypnosis, hypnotism, trance, spell, mesmeric trance; insensibility, Pathol, catalepsy, numbness, unconsciousness, stupefaction.
2. fascination, attraction, enchantment, absorption; compulsion, obsession, involvement, mania,
mesmerize, 1. hypnotize, put to sleep, put under, stupefy, benumb, narcotize, SI.
2. spellbind, captivate, cast a spell over, entrance, enthrall, enchant, enrapture; charm, delight, transport, bewitch, ensorcell.
3. compel, overpower, overwhelm; induce, prevail, persuade, oblige; constrain, coerce, pull, stay, force.
mess, n. 1. untidiness, slovenliness, slatternliness, dirtiness, filthiness, SI.
crumminess; disgustingness, offensiveness; rathole, dump, garbage pile or heap, pig pen, pigsty, Brit, piggery, Augean stables, snake pit, mare's nest.
2. disorder, disarray, disorganization, displacement, disarrangement; clutter, litter, Fibber McGee's closet; hodgepodge, mishmash, jumble, scramble, tangle; conglomeration, medley, farrago, miscellany, mixture, olio, potpourri, melange; salmagundi, gallimaufry, hash, olla-podrida.
3. confusion, imbroglio, muddle, perplexity; quandary, incertainty, dilemma, the horns of a dilemma; tumult, turmoil, chaos, bedlam, pandemonium; uproar, hubbub, hullabaloo, ado,fuss.
4. plight, predicament, Inf. pickle, jam; mix-up, Inf. foul-up, SI.
ball-up, snafu; Inf. can of worms, botch, stew, fix, pretty fix, fine kettle of fish; difficulty, trouble, pinch, Inf bad scene.
5. meal, sitting, table; dish, food, victuals, vittles.
-v. 6. clutter, litter, turn upside-down; dirty, make a shambles of, track up; disarray, dishevel, tou-