KJV Dictionary Definition: mess


MESS, n. L. 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, v.i. To eat; to feed.

1. To associate at the same table; to eat in company, as seamen.

MESS, v.t. To supply with a mess.