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"

Related terms: nutriment
3. [ noun ] (food) a meal eaten by service personnel
Related terms: meal
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
Synonyms: mess_hall
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
Synonyms: mess_up

"He messed up his room"

Related terms: disorder
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
Similar spelling:   messy