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message

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noun mes·sage \ˈme-sij\

Definition of message

  1. 1 :  a communication in writing, in speech, or by signals Please take this message for me to my friend.

  2. 2 :  a messenger's mission the girl will go on a message to the shop — Cahir Healy

  3. 3 :  an underlying theme or idea the message is that it is time to change — The Economist

Examples of message in a sentence

  1. Did you get my message?

  2. She has received messages of support from hundreds of people.

  3. I left a message on her answering machine.

  4. He's not here right now. Can I take a message?

  5. I liked the story but I didn't really agree with the book's message.

  6. 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


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message

verb mes·sage

Definition of message

messaged

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messaging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to send as a message or by messenger

  3. 2 :  to send a message to

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to communicate by message

Origin and Etymology of message

see 1message


First Known Use: 1582



MESSAGE Defined for English Language Learners

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message

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noun mes·sage \ˈme-sij\

Definition of message for English Language Learners

  • : 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.


MESSAGE Defined for Kids

message

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noun mes·sage \ˈme-sij\

Definition of message for Students

  1. 1 :  the exchange of information in writing, in speech, or by signals

  2. 2 :  an underlying theme or idea the book's message



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