text message

noun

Definition of text message

: a short message sent electronically usually from one cell phone to another

Examples of text message in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In May 2012, Brand tapped out a text message to a fencing coach in Virginia. Matthew Ormseth, Los Angeles Times, "Maryland executive charged with bribing Harvard fencing coach to guarantee sons’ admission," 16 Nov. 2020 Instead, patrons will receive a text message and must pickup food at the concession stand. Will Coviello, NOLA.com, "Pyrtania at Canal Place and Zeitgeist drive-in theater open in the next week," 12 Nov. 2020 The day Sherman died, Moore had sent her a text message asking her to come to his office to prepare for the trial that was scheduled to begin two days later. Amber Hunt, The Enquirer, "Backstory: Aliza Sherman's killer caught on tape, but still no arrest 7 years after stabbing," 8 Nov. 2020 People will only be allowed to leave their homes for work, physical exercise or medical reasons, and only after sending a text message to authorities. Fox News, "Coronavirus lockdown in Greece requires people to text authorities before leaving home," 8 Nov. 2020 On Thursday evening, the campaign sent out a text message to supporters in the Philadelphia area, urging them to demonstrate downtown in front of the city’s convention center, where ballots were still being tallied. Washington Post, "Small protests flare and tension grows as ballot count continues," 6 Nov. 2020 People will only be allowed to leave their homes for work, physical exercise and medical reasons — and only after sending a text message to authorities. Arkansas Online, "Greece imposes lockdown to avoid worst at hospitals," 5 Nov. 2020 People will only be allowed to leave their homes for work, physical exercise and medical reasons — and only after sending a text message to authorities. Star Tribune, "Greece imposes lockdown to avoid worst at hospitals," 5 Nov. 2020 To sign up, send a text message to 614-350-3315 or sign up right here. Tim Bielik, cleveland, "Get our online book on the 2019 Ohio State football team free when you sign up for Buckeye Talk texts," 27 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of text message

1977, in the meaning defined above

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20 Nov 2020

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“Text message.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/text%20message. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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text message

noun

English Language Learners Definition of text message

: a short message that is sent electronically to a cell phone or other device

text message

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Kids Definition of text message

: a short message that is sent electronically to a cell phone or other device

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