1. A disorderly or dirty accumulation, heap, or jumble:
left a mess in the yard.
2. A cluttered, untidy, usually dirty condition:
The kitchen was in a mess.
3. A confused, troubling, or embarrassing condition; a muddle:
With divorce and bankruptcy proceedings pending, his personal life was in a mess.
4. One that is in such a condition:
clothes that were a mess after painting the ceiling; made a mess of their marriage.
5. An amount of food, as for a meal, course, or dish:
cooked up a mess of fish.
6. A serving of soft, semiliquid food:
a mess of porridge.
7. A group of people, usually soldiers or sailors, who regularly eat meals together.
8. Food or a meal served to such a group:
took mess with the enlistees.
9. A mess hall.
10. To make disorderly or soiled; clutter or foul:
a puppy that still messes the floor.
11. To botch; bungle.
12. To cause or make a mess.
13. To use or handle something carelessly; fiddle:
messed with the blender until he broke it.
14. To intrude; interfere:
messing in the neighbors' affairs.
15. To take a meal in a military mess.
16. To pass time in aimless puttering.
17. To associate casually or playfully:
liked to mess around with pals on days off.
18. Informal To make a mistake, especially from nervousness or confusion:
messed up and dropped the ball.
19. Slang To beat up; manhandle:
got messed up in a brawl.
20. Middle English mes [course of a meal, food, group of people eating together]
中古英语 mes [一道菜、食物，集体用膳的人员]
21. from Old French
22. from Late Latin missus
源自 后期拉丁语 missus
23. from Latin [past participle of] mittere [to place]
源自 拉丁语  mittere的过去分词 [放置]