mess
noun.
a state of confusion and disorderliness
the house was a mess|she smoothed the mussiness of the bed
noun.
informal terms for a difficult situation
he got into a terrible fix|he made a muddle of his marriage
noun.
soft semiliquid food
a mess of porridge
noun.
a meal eaten in a mess hall by service personnel
noun.
a (large) military dining room where service personnel eat or relax
Synonym: mess hall
noun.
(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
verb.
eat in a mess hall
verb.
make a mess of or create disorder in
He messed up his room
Synonym: mess up