mess

  1. a state of confusion and disorderliness
  2. informal terms for a difficult situation
  3. soft semiliquid food
  4. a meal eaten by service personnel
  5. a (large) military dining room where service personnel eat or relax
  6. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

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Mess

A mess (also called a messdeck aboard ships) is an area where military personnel socialize, eat, and (in some cases) live. In some societies this military usage has extended to other disciplined services eateries such as civilian fire fighting and police forces. The root of mess is the Old French mes, `portion of food` (cf. modern French mets), .....
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Mess

An eating place aboard ship. A group of crew who live and feed together,
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Mess

• (v. t.) To supply with a mess. • (n.) A disagreeable mixture or confusion of things; hence, a situation resulting from blundering or from misunderstanding; as, he made a mess of it. • (n.) 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 t...
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mess

mess hall noun a (large) military dining room where service personnel eat or relax
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Mess

Naval The unit of community life as lived in one of HM ships; hence, the place where each unit lives and eats; hence also, the naval verb for both inhabiting and eating. The context must show whether living or eating is referred to.
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Mess

[Naval Acronyms and Slang] A place assigned for ranks, NCOs and (perhaps separately) Officers to eat or relax. Normally now the bar.
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Mess

[river] The Mess is a river flowing through Luxembourg, joining the Alzette at Lameschmillen, near Bergem. It flows through the towns of Reckange-sur-Mess and Pontpierre. ...
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Mess

Mess intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Messed ; present participle & verbal noun Messing .] To take meals with a mess; to belong to a mess; to eat (with others); as, I mess with the wardroom officers. Marryat. ...
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Mess

Mess noun Mass; church service. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
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Mess

Mess noun [ Middle English mes , Old French mets , Late Latin missum , past participle of mittere to put, place ( e. g. , on the table), Latin mittere to send. See Mission , and confer Mass religious service.] 1. A quantity of food set ...
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Mess

Mess transitive verb To make a mess of; to disorder or muddle; to muss; to jumble; to disturb. « It was n't right either to be messing another man's sleep.» Scribner's Mag.
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Mess

Mess transitive verb To supply with a mess.
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Mess

An eating place aboard ship. A group of crew who live and feed together,
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Mess

An eating place aboard ship. A group of crew who live and feed together,
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Mess

In naval terms, mess denotes a particular company of the officers or crew of a ship, who eat, drink, and associate together.
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Mess

Part of the ship's company that eats together, (such as the officers' mess) and, by extension, the place where they eat. On passenger liners, the passengers may still eat in dining rooms, but the crew eats in the mess. from late Latin missum, that which is put on a table.
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Mess

The room used by soldiers to eat in.
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mess

[n] - a state of confusion and disorderliness 2. [n] - soft semiliquid food 3. [n] - a meal eaten by service personnel 4. [n] - a (large) military dining room where service personnel eat or relax 5. [v] - eat in a mess 6. [v] - make a mess of or create disorder in
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