Definitions of mess

  1. To eat; to eat in company, as seamen.
  2. To provide for at a mess; belong to a mess.
  3. To supply with a mess.
  4. To make a mess of; to disorder or muddle; to muss; to jumble; to disturb.
  5. To take meals with a mess; to belong to a mess; to eat ( with others); as, I mess with the wardroom officers.
  6. To eat together; to putter; to make a muddle.
  7. To eat of a mess: to eat at a common table.
  8. To eat at a common table.
  9. make a mess of or create disorder in; " He messed up his room"
  10. To dirty.
  11. To eat together at a common table; to supply with a mess.
  12. a ( large) military dining room where service personnel eat or relax
  13. a meal eaten by service personnel
  14. soft semiliquid food; " a mess of porridge"
  15. a state of confusion and disorderliness; " the house was a mess"; " she smoothed the mussiness of the bed"
  16. eat in a mess hall
  17. Mass; church service.
  18. A quantity of food set on a table at one time; provision of food for a person or party for one meal; as, a mess of pottage; also, the food given to a beast at one time.
  19. A number of persons who eat together, and for whom food is prepared in common; especially, persons in the military or naval service who eat at the same table; as, the wardroom mess.
  20. The milk given by a cow at one milking.
  21. A disagreeable mixture or confusion of things; hence, a situation resulting from blundering or from misunderstanding; as, he made a mess of it.
  22. A number of things of the same kind, ordinarily used or classed together; a collection of articles which naturally complement each other, and usually go together; an assortment; a suit; as, a set of chairs, of china, of surgical or mathematical instruments, of books, etc.
  23. A set of four; - from the old practice of dividing companies into sets of four at dinner.
  24. A number of persons who eat together, especially soldiers or sailors; the army and navy name for any meal; a state of dirt or confusion; a muddle; a botch.
  25. A mixture disagreeable to the sight or taste: a medley: disorder: confusion.
  26. A dish or quantity of food served up at one time: a number of persons who eat together, esp. in the army and navy.
  27. A service or dish of food; persons who eat together; disagreeable mixture; embarrassment.
  28. A meal.
  29. A number of persons who eat together, as on board ship.
  30. A state of disorder; confusion.
  31. A dish or a quantity of food served up at one time; a number of persons who eat together, as amongst sailors and soldiers.
  32. A confused mixture; a state of dirt and confusion; confusion.
  33. A dish of food; a quantity of food prepared for a certain number of persons; a mixed mass; in the army and navy, a number of persons who eat together.
  34. A mixture disagreeable to the sight or taste; untidiness; disorder; a situation of distress or difficulty.