from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person with whom one eats regularly, as in a military mess.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An associate in a mess, especially in a ship's mess; one who eats ordinarily at the same table with another.
  • noun In zoology, a commensal.
  • noun In botany, same as messmate-tree.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An associate in a mess.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun nautical an associate with whom one shares a mess (eating place) on a ship

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (nautical) an associate with whom you share meals in the same mess (as on a ship)


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