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[mel] /mɛl/ British Dialect

verb (used with object)
to blend; mix; meld.
verb (used without object)
to meddle; concern oneself.
[mel] /mɛl/ Scot. and North England
a heavy hammer; mallet.
verb (used with object)
to beat with a mallet; hammer.

“to mix, meddle,” c.1300, mellen, from Old French meller, variant of mesler (see meddle). Related: Melled; melling.


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