Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun mess

6 senses of mess

Sense 1
mess, messiness, muss, mussiness -- (a state of confusion and disorderliness; "the house was a mess"; "she smoothed the mussiness of the bed")
       => disorderliness, disorder -- (a condition in which things are not in their expected places; "the files are in complete disorder")

Sense 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")
       => difficulty -- (a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome; "grappling with financial difficulties")

Sense 3
mess -- (soft semiliquid food; "a mess of porridge")
       => nutriment, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance, aliment, alimentation, victuals -- (a source of materials to nourish the body)

Sense 4
mess -- (a meal eaten in a mess hall by service personnel)
       => meal, repast -- (the food served and eaten at one time)

Sense 5
mess, mess hall -- (a (large) military dining room where service personnel eat or relax)
       => dining room, dining-room -- (a room used for dining)

Sense 6
batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, 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; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money")
       => large indefinite quantity, large indefinite amount -- (an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb mess

2 senses of mess

Sense 1
mess -- (eat in a mess hall)
       => eat -- (eat a meal; take a meal; "We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls"; "I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation")

Sense 2
mess, mess up -- (make a mess of or create disorder in; "He messed up his room")
       => disorder, disarray -- (bring disorder to)

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