Definitions for mess

Definitions for (noun) mess

Main entry: mess, mess hall

Definition: a (large) military dining room where service personnel eat or relax

Main entry: mess

Definition: a meal eaten in a mess hall by service personnel

Main entry: mess

Definition: soft semiliquid food

Usage: a mess of porridge

Main entry: batch, mint, mountain, muckle, peck, passel, tidy sum, deal, spate, sight, slew, stack, heap, hatful, good deal, great deal, wad, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, lot, mass, mess, mickle, flock

Definition: (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

Usage: a batch of letters; a deal of trouble; a lot of money; he made a mint on the stock market; see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos; it must have cost plenty; a slew of journalists; a wad of money

Main entry: pickle, hole, muddle, mess, jam, kettle of fish, fix

Definition: informal terms for a difficult situation

Usage: he got into a terrible fix; he made a muddle of his marriage

Main entry: muss, mussiness, mess, messiness

Definition: a state of confusion and disorderliness

Usage: the house was a mess; she smoothed the mussiness of the bed

Definitions for (verb) mess

Main entry: mess, mess up

Definition: make a mess of or create disorder in

Usage: He messed up his room

Main entry: mess

Definition: eat in a mess hall

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