Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


We used to have three Officers' Messes when in the trenches.

On the first day there were 600 messes of meat, divided into three courses.

At the officers' messes or in the barracks all the talk was of going home.

The messes vary in number; some contain eight, some ten, some even fourteen.

The messes she carries about with her, and the dress she wears, and the whole look of her!

They admitted the Burmahs to their messes, and were sworn friends.

The seating arrangement in the messes is by order of seniority.

Have you, all this time, really been standing by me, yanking me out of all the messes I got in?

Fishmongers, the wardens, and twelve persons, four messes.5.

Merchant-tailors, the wardens, and nine persons, three messes.