English definition of “mess”
/mes/ noun [C]
UNTIDY › Someone or something that is a mess, or is in a mess, is dirty or untidy: [usually singular] My hair's such a mess! The house is in a mess. Don't make a mess in the kitchen!
DIFFICULT › a confused or difficult situation: [usually singular] She told me that her life was a mess. If he hadn't lied, he wouldn't be in this mess now.
make a mess of sth › to damage or spoil something: He made a mess of his first marriage.
MILITARY › a place where members of the armed forces eat: [usually singular] the officers' mess