Simple Definition of message
: a piece of information that is sent or given to someone
: an important idea that someone is trying to express in a book, movie, speech, etc.
Full Definition of message
1 : a communication in writing, in speech, or by signals
2 : a messenger's mission
3 : an underlying theme or idea
Examples of message in a sentence
Did you get my message?
She has received messages of support from hundreds of people.
I left a message on her answering machine.
He's not here right now. Can I take a message?
I liked the story but I didn't really agree with the book's message.
He believed in the church's message of forgiveness.
Origin and Etymology of message
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin missaticum, from Latin missus, past participle of mittere
First Known Use: 14th century
Definition of message
1 : to send as a message or by messenger
2 : to send a message to
: to communicate by message
First Known Use of message
Rhymes with message
MESSAGE Defined for Kids
Definition of message for Students
1 : the exchange of information in writing, in speech, or by signals
2 : an underlying theme or idea <the book's message>
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