What does melee mean?

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ˈmeɪ leɪ, meɪˈleɪ, ˈmɛl eɪmelee

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. melee, scrimmage, battle royal(noun)

    a noisy riotous fight


  1. melee(Noun)

    Hand-to-hand combat; mano a mano.

  2. melee(Noun)

    A naval or armor battle at an abnormally close range, extending even to disorganized crowds of people or traffic jams, using no ammunition.

  3. melee(Noun)

    A noisy or heated fight, argument or scrap

  4. Origin: Borrowed from mêlée, from meslee, feminine past participle of mesler, derived from misceo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Melee(noun)

    a fight in which the combatants are mingled in one confused mass; a hand to hand conflict; an affray

  2. Origin: [F., fr. mler to mix. See Meddle, Mell, and cf. Mellay.]


  1. Melee

    Melee, generally refers to disorganized close combat involving a group of fighters. A melee ensues when groups become locked together in combat with no regard to group tactics or fighting as an organized unit; each participant fights as an individual.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mêlée

    mā-lā′, n. a fight in which the combatants are mingled together: a confused conflict: an affray. [Fr.,—mêler, to mix.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. mêlée

    (Fr.). A military term, which is used among the French to express the hurry and confusion of a battle. Mêlée corresponds with the English expression “thick of the fight.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of melee in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of melee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of melee in a Sentence

  1. Anaheim Police Sergeant Daron Wyatt:

    As soon as they got out of their vehicle, immediately they were attacked by counter-protesters and this caused a melee down the block.

  2. Bonnie Dumanis:

    It was a melee basically, where two of the boys were stabbed. One went into an induced coma, luis was stabbed, and one got smashed in the eye.

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