Definition of mess hall in English:

mess hall


North American
  • A room or building where groups of people, especially soldiers, eat together.

    • ‘Meals were eaten in the mess hall, a separate building also down the road.’
    • ‘If so did they take up the entire mess hall seating, or could you just have moved to a part of the mess hall away from the function?’
    • ‘The bus turned a sharp corner and then she saw the camp, the lake over a little hill and a big building that she guessed to be the mess hall.’
    • ‘I left the building and boarded to the mess hall to see if they were serving something edible for lunch.’
    • ‘He and his fellow monks arise together solemnly and take leave for the mess hall for breakfast.’
    • ‘Lauren then exited the mess hall grinning at the laughter that echoed in the room.’
    • ‘The two officers exited the mess hall wordlessly and took the lift up to the command room of the entire station.’
    • ‘The eleven made their way down to the mess hall, Jerome pointing out important rooms as they went.’
    • ‘Around the keep, Silas noted, were the barracks, the mess hall, and the armories.’
    • ‘Maeve asked as she started to walk out of the mess hall and up to her room.’
    • ‘Throughout the room were tables for the mess hall, with a few synthesizers set into the walls.’
    • ‘Tauri's voice cut through the air in the mess hall, from the main control room where he sat.’
    • ‘He passed most of his time, from morning to the wee hours of the night, in the kitchen and the adjoining mess hall.’
    • ‘Quickly I met up with Nelly and Louisa in the mess hall for breakfast then we hurried to the music room.’
    • ‘There were a couple of utility sheds out in front, and a larger building on the left that was the mess hall.’
    • ‘The memory showed that a large building, the mess hall, would be directly before them.’
    • ‘Arc, hearing the sounds of gunfire, below the quiet mess hall, runs back to his room.’
    • ‘The castle was home to the enormous mess hall, kitchens, storage, and greater armory.’
    • ‘Reese said an Army colonel named Jordan sent a soldier to the mess hall for ice to preserve the body overnight.’
    • ‘Zachary walked her down the hall to the Commander's room, then told her to meet him in the mess hall after she was done.’
    restaurant, cafeteria, refectory, mess hall
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mess hall

/ˈmes ˌhôl/