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    mess - Dictionary definition and meaning for word mess

    Definition
    (noun) a state of confusion and disorderliness
    Synonyms : messiness , muss , mussiness
    Example Sentence
    • the house was a mess
    • she smoothed the mussiness of the bed
    Definition
    (noun) informal terms for a difficult situation
    Synonyms : fix , hole , jam , kettle of fish , muddle , pickle
    Example Sentence
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage
    Definition
    (noun) soft semiliquid food
    Example Sentence
    • a mess of porridge
    Definition
    (noun) a meal eaten in a mess hall by service personnel Definition
    (noun) a (large) military dining room where service personnel eat or relax
    Synonyms : mess hall
    Definition
    (noun) (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) eat in a mess hall Definition
    (verb) make a mess of or create disorder in
    Synonyms : mess up
    Example Sentence
    • He messed up his room
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