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Dictionary definition for: Mess

1. (n) a state of confusion and disorderliness; "the house was a mess" "she smoothed the mussiness of the bed"

2. (v) eat in a mess hall

3. (n) informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix" "he made a muddle of his marriage"

4. (v) make a mess of or create disorder in; "He messed up his room"

5. (n) soft semiliquid food; "a mess of porridge"

6. (n) a meal eaten by service personnel

7. (n) a (large) military dining room where service personnel eat or relax

8. (n) (often followed by "of'') a large number or amount or extent; "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"

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