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English definition of “mess”

mess

noun (ROOM)    /mes/
[C] (US also mess hall) a room or building in which members of the armed forces have their meals or spend their free time: The group captain was having breakfast in the mess hall. They spent their evenings in the officers' mess, drinking and playing cards.RoomsRestaurants and cafes [C] Indian English a large public room where people have their meals; a dining hall
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