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Definition of Mess

Mess

  1. Mass; church service.
  2. A quantity of food set on a table at one time; provision of food for a person or party for one meal; as, a mess of pottage; also, the food given to a beast at one time.
  3. 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 the same table; as, the wardroom mess.
  4. A set of four; -- from the old practice of dividing companies into sets of four at dinner.
  5. The milk given by a cow at one milking.
  6. A disagreeable mixture or confusion of things; hence, a situation resulting from blundering or from misunderstanding; as, he made a mess of it.
  7. To take meals with a mess; to belong to a mess; to eat (with others); as, I mess with the wardroom officers.
  8. To supply with a mess.
  9. To make a mess of; to disorder or muddle; to muss; to jumble; to disturb.

Mess Quotations

I like someone who is a little crazy but coming from a good place. I think scars are sexy because it means you made a mistake that led to a mess.
Angelina Jolie

The meaning of life. The wasted years of life. The poor choices of life. God answers the mess of life with one word: 'grace.'
Max Lucado

One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life. - E. M. Forster
One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life.
E. M. Forster

I'm not saying that putting on makeup will change the world or even your life, but it can be a first step in learning things about yourself you may never have discovered otherwise. At worst, you could make a big mess and have a good laugh.
Kevyn Aucoin

In the end, we know what makes us happy. We also know what makes us unhappy. That's the irony. We know and yet we still mess it up. That's part of the human condition, no, and why we need to work on it.
Harlan Coben
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Mess Translations

mess in Dutch is moes, brij, pap
mess in Finnish is puuro
mess in Italian is viluppo
mess in Spanish is lio, enredo
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