a (large) military dining room where service personnel eat or relax
a meal eaten in a mess hall by service personnel
soft semiliquid food; "a mess of porridge"
(often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money"
informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"
a state of confusion and disorderliness; "the house was a mess"; "she smoothed the mussiness of the bed"
make a mess of or create disorder in; "He messed up his room"
eat in a mess hall
engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously; "They played games on their opponents"; "play the stock market"; "play with her feelings"; "toy with an idea"
manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination; "She played nervously with her wedding ring"; "Don't fiddle with the screws"; "He played with the idea of running for the Senate"
behave carelessly or indifferently; "Play about with a young girl's affection"
any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets
a copy that reproduces a person or thing in greatly reduced size
an artifact designed to be played with
a device regarded as providing amusement; "private airplanes are a rich man's toy"
a nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier); "a toy stove"
consider not very seriously; "He is trifling with her"; "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania"
something of small importance
a detail that is considered insignificant
waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently
a cold pudding made of layers of sponge cake spread with fruit or jelly; may be decorated with nuts, cream, or chocolate