|1.||[ noun ] a state of confusion and disorderliness|
|Synonyms:||muss mussiness messiness|
"the house was a mess" "she smoothed the mussiness of the bed"
|Related terms:||disorderliness muss|
|2.||[ noun ] (food) soft semiliquid food|
"a mess of porridge"
|3.||[ noun ] (food) a meal eaten by service personnel|
|4.||[ noun ] informal terms for a difficult situation|
|Synonyms:||fix muddle jam pickle kettle_of_fish hole|
"he got into a terrible fix" "he made a muddle of his marriage"
|Related terms:||difficulty dog's_breakfast|
|5.||[ noun ] (military,housing) a (large) military dining room where service personnel eat or relax|
|Related terms:||dining_room officer's_mess training_table military|
|6.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 25311|
|7.||[ verb ] (military,food) eat in a mess; in the military|
|Related terms:||eat military|
|8.||[ verb ] make a mess of or create disorder in|
"He messed up his room"
|9.||[ noun ] (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent|
|Synonyms:||mass lot good_deal great_deal pile plenty heap sight mint deal flock whole_lot quite_a_little raft pot spate stack slew mickle wad peck tidy_sum muckle hatful whole_slew batch|
: "a batch of letters" "a deal of trouble" "a lot of money" "he made a mint on the stock market" "it must have cost plenty"
|Related terms:||large_indefinite_quantity flood jam heap|