As nouns the difference between disorder and mess
is that disorder
is absence of order; state of not being arranged in an orderly manner while mess
is (obsolete) mass; church service or mess
can be a disagreeable mixture or confusion of things; hence, a situation resulting from blundering or from misunderstanding; a disorder.
As a verb mess is
to take meals with a mess.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
* disordre (obsolete)
Absence of order; state of not being arranged in an orderly manner.
A disturbance of civic peace or of public order.
- After playing the children left the room in disorder .
- The class was thrown into disorder when the teacher left the room
(medicine) A physical or psychical malfunction.
- The army tried to prevent disorder when claims the elections had been rigged grew stronger.
- Bulimia is an eating disorder .
* (absence of order) chaos, entropy; see also
* (disturbance of civic peace) See also
* autism spectrum disorder
* borderline personality disorder
* eating disorder
* seasonal affective disorder
* spectrum disorder
From (etyl) (m), partly from (etyl) . More at (m); see also (m).
(obsolete) Mass; church service.
A quantity of food set on a table at one time; provision of food for a person or party for one meal; also, the food given to an animal at one time.
- A mess of pottage.
A number of persons who eat together, and for whom food is prepared in common; especially, persons in the military or naval service who eat at the same table.
- At their savoury dinner set / Of herbs and other country messes .
* 1610 , , IV. iv. 11:
- the wardroom mess
A set of four (from the old practice of dividing companies into sets of four at dinner).
- But that our feasts / In every mess have folly, and the feeders / Digest it with accustom,
(US) The milk given by a cow at one milking.
* Eton mess
* lose the number of one's mess
* mess hall
* mess up
* Mills Mess
(label) To take meals with a mess.
(label) To belong to a mess.
(label) To eat (with others).
(label) To supply with a mess.
Perhaps a corruption of (etyl) , compare (muss), or derived from Etymology 1 "mixed foods, as for animals".
A disagreeable mixture or confusion of things; hence, a situation resulting from blundering or from misunderstanding; a disorder.
(label) A large quantity or number.
* see also
(label) To make a mess of.
(label) To throw into confusion.
(label) To interfere.
(terms derived from "mess")
* mess around
* mess up
* mess with