MESS, noun [Latin mensa.]
1. A dish or a quantity of food prepared or set on a table at one time; as a mess of pottage; a mess of herbs; a mess of broth.
2. A medley; a mixed mass; a quantity.
3. As much provender or grain as is given to a beast at once.
4. A number of persons who eat together; among seamen and soldiers.
MESS, verb intransitive To eat; to feed.
1. To associate at the same table; to eat in company, as seamen.
MESS, verb transitive To supply with a mess