"messes" in the noun sense
1. mess, messiness, muss, mussiness
a state of confusion and disorderliness
"the house was a mess"
"she smoothed the mussiness of the bed"
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"
soft semiliquid food
"a mess of porridge"
a meal eaten in a mess hall by service personnel
5. mess, mess hall
a (large) military dining room where service personnel eat or relax
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"
"messes" in the verb sense
eat in a mess hall
2. mess, mess up
make a mess of or create disorder in
"He messed up his room"
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