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Another word for mess

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Noun
  1. A group of things gathered haphazardly

      1. To perform acrobatic feats such as somersaults, rolls, or twists.
      2. To fall, roll, or move end over end:
      3. To spill, roll out, or emerge in confusion or disorder:
      1. A large, usually conical pile of straw or fodder arranged for outdoor storage.
      2. An orderly pile, especially one arranged in layers:
      3. A section of memory and its associated registers used for temporary storage of information in which the item most recently stored is the first to be retrieved.
      1. A violent collision, impact, or explosion, or the force or movement resulting from this:
      2. Something that suddenly causes emotional distress:
      3. A sudden feeling of distress:
      1. A quantity of objects stacked or thrown together in a heap.
      2. A large accumulation or quantity:
      3. A large amount of money:
      1. A natural elevation of the earth's surface having considerable mass, generally steep sides, and a height greater than that of a hill.
      2. A large heap:
      3. A huge quantity:
      1. A pile of earth, gravel, sand, rocks, or debris heaped for protection or concealment.
      2. A natural elevation, such as a small hill.
      3. A group of things collected in a mass or heap:
      1. A unified body of matter with no specific shape:
      2. A grouping of individual parts or elements that compose a unified body of unspecified size or quantity:
      3. A large but nonspecific amount or number:
      1. A well-defined natural elevation smaller than a mountain.
      2. A small heap, pile, or mound.
      3. A mound of earth piled around and over a plant.
      1. A group of things placed or thrown, one on top of the other:
      2. A great deal; a lot:
      3. An old or run-down car.
      1. To be carried along by currents of air or water:
      2. To proceed or move unhurriedly or aimlessly:
      3. To live or behave without a clear purpose or goal:
      1. A dense, white, fluffy, flat-based cloud with a multiple rounded top and a well-defined outline, usually formed by the ascent of thermally unstable air masses.
      2. A pile, mound, or heap.
      1. A piled-up mass, as of snow or clouds; a heap:
      2. A steep natural incline.
      3. An artificial embankment.
      1. The act or process of gathering into a mass.
      2. A confused or jumbled mass:
    See also:

    order

  2. A lack of order or regular arrangement

    See also:

    order

  3. A ruinous state of disorder

  4. An unsightly object

    See also:

    beautiful

  5. An individual quantity of food

    See also:

    ingestion

Verb
  1. To handle something idly, ignorantly, or destructively

      1. Any of various tailed primates of the suborder Anthropoidea, including the macaques, baboons, capuchins, and marmosets, and excluding the apes.
      2. A nonhuman ape. Not in scientific use.
      3. One who behaves in a way suggestive of a monkey, as a mischievous child or a mimic.
      1. A traveling mender of metal household utensils.
      2. A member of any of various traditionally itinerant groups of people living especially in Scotland and Ireland; a traveler.
      3. One who enjoys experimenting with and repairing machine parts.
      1. To interfere in a harmful or disruptive manner; meddle:
      2. To make alterations or adjustments, especially secretly so as to subvert an intended purpose or function:
      3. To engage in improper or secret actions, as in an effort to influence an outcome:
      1. To intrude into other people's affairs or business; interfere.
      2. To handle something carelessly or ignorantly; tamper:
      1. One who is deficient in judgment, sense, or understanding.
      2. One who acts unwisely on a given occasion:
      3. One who has been tricked or made to appear ridiculous; a dupe:
      1. A violin, especially one used to play folk or country music.
      2. A guardrail used on a table during rough weather to prevent things from slipping off.
      3. Nonsensical, trifling matters:
  2. To put (the hair or clothes) into a state of disarray.

    See also:

    order

Idioms:

    mess around

  1. To waste time by engaging in aimless activity

  2. mess around

  3. To be nervously or uselessly active

  4. mess around

  5. To be sexually unfaithful to another

  6. mess up

  7. To put into total disorder

  8. mess up

  9. To be rough or brutal with

Another word for mess

Noun
  1. A mixture

      1. To combine or mix (different substances) so that the constituent parts are indistinguishable from one another:
      2. To combine (varieties or grades of the same substance) to obtain a mixture of a particular character, quality, or consistency:
      3. To combine (different elements) into a single entity:
      1. To combine so as to form a whole; mix:
      2. To produce or create by combining two or more ingredients or parts; compose or make up:
      3. To settle (a debt, for example) by agreeing on an amount less than the claim; adjust.
      1. The act of combining or the state of being combined.
      2. The result of combining.
      3. An alliance of persons or parties for a common purpose; an association.
  2. A confusion