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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

One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly.
Andy Rooney

I lost my sense of trust, honesty and compassion. I crashed down and became what I consider an emotional mess. I've never been so miserable in my whole life. I just wanted to go to bed and never get up.
Shania Twain

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

College isn't in everyone's hearts. I am living proof, though, that school doesn't mess up your plans. It gives you more experiences to write about.
J. Cole

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
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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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