Online Google Dictionary

mess 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/mes/,
Font size:

messes, plural;
  1. Make untidy or dirty
    • - you've messed up my beautiful carpet
  2. (of a domestic animal) Defecate
    • - they had some problems with dogs messing in the store
  3. Make dirty by defecating
    • - he feared he would mess the bed
  4. Take one's meals in a particular place or with a particular person, esp. in an armed forces' mess
    • - I messed at first with Harry, who was to become a lifelong friend
    • - they messed together
Noun
  1. A dirty or untidy state of things or of a place
    • - she made a mess of the kitchen
    • - my hair was a mess
  2. A thing or collection of things causing such a state
    • - she replaced the jug and mopped up the mess
  3. A person who is dirty or untidy
    • - I look a mess
  4. A portion of semisolid or pulpy food, esp. one that looks unappetizing
    • - a mess of mashed black beans and rice
  5. Used euphemistically to refer to the excrement of a domestic animal
    • - dog mess
  6. A situation or state of affairs that is confused or full of difficulties
    • - the economy is still in a terrible mess
  7. A person whose life or affairs are confused or troubled
    • - he needs treatment of some kind—he's a real mess
  8. A building or room in which members of the armed forces take their meals; mess hall
    • - the sergeants' mess
  9. A meal taken there


  1. eat in a mess hall
  2. a state of confusion and disorderliness; "the house was a mess"; "she smoothed the mussiness of the bed"
  3. fix: informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"
  4. make a mess of or create disorder in; "He messed up his room"
  5. soft semiliquid food; "a mess of porridge"
  6. a (large) military dining room where service personnel eat or relax
  7. A mess (also called a messdeck aboard ships) is the place where military personnel socialise, eat, and (in some cases) live. In some societies this military usage has extended to other disciplined services eateries such as civilian fire fighting and police forces. ...
  8. Mess is an album released by the British group Fila Brazillia on Pork Recordings in 1996.
  9. Mess was an Austrian band which represented the country in the Eurovision Song Contest 1982 performing Sonntag (Sunday).
  10. Multi Emulator Super System (MESS) is an emulator for many game consoles and computer systems, based on the MAME core.
  11. The Mess is a river flowing through Luxembourg, joining the Alzette at Lameschmillen, near Bergem. It flows through the towns of Reckange-sur-Mess and Pontpierre.
  12. Mass; church service; A quantity of food set on a table at one time; provision of food for a person or party for one meal; also, the food given to a beast at one time; A number of persons who eat together, and for whom food is prepared in common; especially, persons in the military or naval ...
  13. From the Latin term "mensa" meaning tables.  "Mesa" is Spanish for table and "mes" in old Gothic means a dish.  The English word originally meant four, and at large meal gatherings diners were seated in fours.  Shakespeare wrote of Henry's four sons as his "mess of sons. ...
  14. something good. Ex., "That last drink was a mess."
  15. the area where meals are served and eaten.
  16. Naval The unit of community life as lived in one of HM ships; hence, the place where each unit lives and eats; hence also, the naval verb for both inhabiting and eating. The context must show whether living or eating is referred to.
  17. An eating place aboard ship. A group of crew who live and feed together,
  18. The mess is where people in the armed forces eat
  19. Condition of Band Bus at end of Band Trip. When used by band parents the word 'mess' is often qualified by adjectives such as 'complete', 'horrible', 'total' or '&#@&^$!'.
  20. Part of the ship's company that eats together, (such as the officers' mess) and, by extension, the place where they eat. On passenger liners, the passengers may still eat in dining rooms, but the crew eats in the mess. from late Latin missum, that which is put on a table.
  21. The Mess is where recruits eat. On some bases these are within the same building but for the recruits in their initial training they sleep in barrack blocks and attend the mess building for meals.
  22. Same as “Gretz”, but applied to the equally awesome Mark Messier.
  23. noun, feces, verb, To defecate, usually into or on an object. Soil.
  24. F: a particular company of the officers or crew of a ship, who eat, drink, and associate together.
  25. noun; bunch, group, a lot of. “A mess of kids hang out at Taco’s.”