HyperDic: mess

English > 8 senses of the word mess:
NOUNstatemess, messiness, muss, mussinessa state of confusion and disorderliness
statemess, fix, hole, jam, muddle, pickle, kettle of fishinformal terms for a difficult situation
foodmesssoft semiliquid food
foodmessa meal eaten in a mess hall by service personnel
artifactmess, mess halla (large) military dining room where service personnel eat or relax
quantitymess, batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad(often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent
VERBconsumptionmesseat in a mess hall
changemess, mess upmake a mess of or create disorder in
mess > pronunciation
Soundsmeh's
RhymesABS ... yes: 78 rhymes with ehs...
English > mess: 8 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of confusion and disorderliness.
Example"the house was a mess"
Synonymsmessiness, muss, mussiness
Broaderdisorderliness, disorderA condition in which things are not in their expected places
Spanishdesorden, revoltijo
Catalandesordre
Adjectivesmessydirty and disorderly
Verbsmessmake a mess of or create disorder in
English > mess: 8 senses > noun 2, state
Meaninginformal terms for a difficult situation.
Synonymsfix, hole, jam, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish
Narrowerdog's breakfast, dog's dinnerA poor job
BroaderdifficultyA condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome
Spanishatolladero, berenjenal, embrollo, enredo, lío, maraña, taco
Catalanbatibull, embolic, embull, galimaties, garbuix, merder
English > mess: 8 senses > noun 3, food
MeaningSoft semiliquid food.
Example"a mess of porridge"
Broadernutriment, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance, aliment, alimentation, victualsA source of materials to nourish the body
Verbsmesseat in a mess hall
English > mess: 8 senses > noun 4, food
MeaningA meal eaten in a mess hall by service personnel.
Broadermeal, repastThe food served and eaten at one time
Spanishrancho
Verbsmesseat in a mess hall
English > mess: 8 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA (large) military dining room where service personnel eat or relax.
Synonymmess hall
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Partstraining tableplanned meals / meals for athletes in training (usually served in a mess hall)
Narrowerofficer's messA mess for the exclusive use of officers
Broaderdining room, dining-roomA room used for dining
Verbsmesseat in a mess hall
English > mess: 8 senses > noun 6, quantity
Meaning(often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent.
Synonymsbatch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad
Narrowerflood, inundation, deluge, torrentAn overwhelming number or amount
haymowA mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation
Broaderlarge indefinite quantity, large indefinite amountAn indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
Spanishavalancha, barbaridad, bestialidad, burrada, cantidad, cúmulo, enormidad, fajo, lote, mogollón, montaña, montón, multitud, passel, pila
Catalanapilament, apilotament, castell, cúmul, estiba, feix, lot, manyoc, muntanya, munt, passel, pila, pilot, quantitat, tou
English > mess: 8 senses > verb 1, consumption
Meaningeat in a mess hall.
PatternSomebody ----s
ModelSam and Sue mess
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
BroadereatEat a meal
Spanishcomer el rancho, comer rancho
Nounsmessa (large) military dining room where service personnel eat or relax
messa meal eaten in a mess hall by service personnel
messsoft semiliquid food
English > mess: 8 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake a mess of or create disorder in.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"He messed up his room"
Synonymmess up
Broaderdisorder, disarrayBring disorder to
Spanishdesordenar, embarullar
Catalandesendreçar, desordenar, enredar
Nounsmessa state of confusion and disorderliness

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