Noun mess has 6 senses
  1. mess, messiness, muss, mussiness - a state of confusion and disorderliness; "the house was a mess"; "she smoothed the mussiness of the bed"
    --1 is a kind of disorderliness, disorder
    Derived form: verb mess2
  2. fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish - informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"
    --2 is a kind of difficulty
    --2 has particulars: dog's breakfast, dog's dinner
  3. mess - soft semiliquid food; "a mess of porridge"
    --3 is a kind of
    nutriment, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance, aliment, alimentation, victuals
    Derived form: verb mess1
  4. mess - a meal eaten by service personnel
    --4 is a kind of
    meal, repast
    Derived form: verb mess1
  5. mess, mess hall - a (large) military dining room where service personnel eat or relax
    --5 is a kind of dining room, dining-room
    --5 has parts: training table
    --5 has particulars: officer's mess
    Derived form: verb mess1
  6. batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew - (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"
    --6 is a kind of large indefinite quantity, large indefinite amount
    --6 has particulars: flood, inundation, deluge, torrent
,Verb mess has 2 senses
  1. mess - eat in a mess hall
    --1 is one way to
    Derived forms: noun mess5, noun mess4, noun mess3
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue mess
  2. mess, mess up - make a mess of or create disorder in; "He messed up his room"
    --2 is one way to disorder, disarray
    Derived form: noun mess1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something