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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