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Mess meaning

mess - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. eat in a mess hall
  2. 2. Mass; church service.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. The milk given by a cow at one milking.
  6. 6. A disagreeable mixture or confusion of things; hence, a situation resulting from blundering or from misunderstanding; as, he made a mess of it.
  7. 7. To take meals with a mess; to belong to a mess; to eat ( with others); as, I mess with the wardroom officers.
  8. 8. To supply with a mess.
  9. 9. To make a mess of; to disorder or muddle; to muss; to jumble; to disturb.
  10. 10. A set of four; - from the old practice of dividing companies into sets of four at dinner.
  11. 11. A service or dish of food; persons who eat together; disagreeable mixture; embarrassment.
  12. 12. To eat at a common table.

mess - examples of usage

  1. Of the original members of the mess there are, so far as I know, only four alive. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. He belonged to a " mess" at what was known as the " West End." - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  3. We're in a bad enough mess, without your making it worse. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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