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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mess /ˈmɛs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mess n. Mass; church service. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mess n.
 1. 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.
 At their savory dinner set
 Of herbs and other country messes.   --Milton.
 2. 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.
 3. A set of four; -- from the old practice of dividing companies into sets of four at dinner. [Obs.]
 4. The milk given by a cow at one milking. [U.S.]
 5.  A disagreeable mixture or confusion of things; hence, a situation resulting from blundering or from misunderstanding; as, he made a mess of it. [Colloq.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mess v. i. [imp. & p. p. Messed p. pr. & vb. n. Messing.] To take meals with a mess; to belong to a mess; to eat (with others); as, I mess with the wardroom officers.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mess, v. t.
 1. To supply with a mess.
 2. To make a mess5 of; to disorder or muddle; to muss; to jumble; to disturb; to mess up.
    It was n't right either to be messing another man's sleep.    --Scribner's Mag.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a state of confusion and disorderliness; "the house was a
           mess"; "she smoothed the mussiness of the bed" [syn: messiness,
            muss, mussiness]
      2: informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a
         terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage" [syn: fix,
          hole, jam, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish]
      3: soft semiliquid food; "a mess of porridge"
      4: a meal eaten by service personnel
      5: a (large) military dining room where service personnel eat
         or relax [syn: mess hall]
      6: (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" [syn: batch, deal, flock, good
         deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mickle,
          mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite
         a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy
         sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew]
      v 1: eat in a mess hall
      2: make a mess of or create disorder in; "He messed up his
         room" [syn: mess up]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    a portion of food given to a guest (Gen. 43:34; 2 Sam. 11:8).