What does Message mean?

Definitions for Message
ˈmɛs ɪdʒMes·sage

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Message.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. messagenoun

    a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled

    "he sent a three-word message"

  2. message, content, subject matter, substanceverb

    what a communication that is about something is about

  3. messageverb

    send a message to

    "She messaged the committee"

  4. messageverb

    send as a message

    "She messaged the final report by fax"

  5. messageverb

    send a message

    "There is no messaging service at this company"


  1. messagenoun

    A communication, or what is communicated; any concept or information conveyed.

    Etymology: from missaticum, from mittere, missum.

  2. messagenoun

    An underlying theme or conclusion to be drawn from something.

    Etymology: from missaticum, from mittere, missum.

  3. messagenoun

    A text message

    Etymology: from missaticum, from mittere, missum.

  4. messagenoun

    An instant message

    Etymology: from missaticum, from mittere, missum.

  5. messagenoun

    An email

    Etymology: from missaticum, from mittere, missum.

  6. messageverb

    To send a message to; to transmit a message to, e.g. as text via a cell phone.

    Etymology: from missaticum, from mittere, missum.

  7. messageverb

    To send (something) as a message; usually refers to electronic messaging.

    Etymology: from missaticum, from mittere, missum.

  8. messageverb

    To send a message or messages; to be capable of sending messages.

    Etymology: from missaticum, from mittere, missum.

  9. messageverb

    To bear as a message.

    Etymology: from missaticum, from mittere, missum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Messagenoun

    any notice, word, or communication, written or verbal, sent from one person to another

    Etymology: [OE., fr. OF. message, fr. LL. missaticus. See 1st Message.]

  2. Messagenoun

    hence, specifically, an official communication, not made in person, but delivered by a messenger; as, the President's message

    Etymology: [OE., fr. OF. message, fr. LL. missaticus. See 1st Message.]

  3. Messageverb

    to bear as a message

    Etymology: [OE., fr. OF. message, fr. LL. missaticus. See 1st Message.]

  4. Messagenoun

    a messenger

    Etymology: [OE., fr. OF. message, fr. LL. missaticus. See 1st Message.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Message

    mes′āj, n. any communication sent from one person to another: an errand: an official communication, of advice, &c., as a President's Message in the United States.—n. Mess′enger, the bearer of a message: a forerunner: a light scudding cloud preceding a storm: a piece of paper, &c., blown up the string to the kite: the secretary-bird: a rope or chain by which cables were formerly connected to the capstan when heaving up the anchor: (Scots law) an officer who executes the summonses of the Court of Session, called a Mess′enger-at-arms.—Queen's, or King's, messenger, an officer who carries official despatches whether at home or abroad. [Fr.,—Low L. missaticum—L. mittĕre, missum, to send.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. message

    Any thought or idea expressed briefly in a plain or secret language and prepared in a form suitable for transmission by any means of communication.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. message

    Word sent; more especially a dispatch signaled or telegraphed.

Editors Contribution

  1. message

    A form of communication.

    They did message their families and share the good news if their wedding.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Message' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1519

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Message' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1618

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Message' in Nouns Frequency: #522

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Message in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Message in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Message in a Sentence

  1. President Trump:

    The economic message resonates strongly, particularly in a time like this, president Trump is clearly the one to restore us to that position. President Trump did it once, President Trump will do it again.

  2. Jeroen Dijsselbloem:

    That they’re all but broke, we knew already, but my message to the Greeks is then every time again : so then, work with us as quickly as possible on an adjustment to the program. Athens is hoping the finance ministers will approve its list and allow for the return of about 1.9 billion euros( $ 2.07 billion) in profits made by the European Central Bank on Greek bonds, the source familiar with the matter said. The source said Athens also expected the return of about 1.2 billion euros in cash left in the Greek bank bailout fund that was taken back by the euro zone last month - something euro zone officials said the euro zone bailout fund would discuss on Wednesday. Greece argues that its own bank rescue fund should have returned only 9.7 billion euros to the euro zone rather than 10.9 billion euros, since it had used its own cash reserve rather than EFSF bonds to make that recapitalization. Greek officials have not gone into detail about the latest reform list. Sakillarides said only it would not contain recessionary measures but structural changes. The reforms are deeply sensitive for leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who came to power in January pledging to end austerity policies but was forced to accept an extension to a hated bailout program under the threat of a banking collapse. Greece has received two bailouts totaling 240 billion euros since 2010 but its economy has shrunk by 25 percent partly due to austerity measures imposed by the lenders. One in four Greeks is out of work, and more than half of all young people. AIR CLEARED. Alexis Tsipras discussed the reforms with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Monday. Sakellaridis said that in a four-hour working dinner they discussed only the outline without going into depth. Both leaders voiced mutual goodwill during a visit that appeared to have cleared the air after weeks of public acrimony between Athens and Berlin. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said after meeting Tsipras on Tuesday that an improved climate between the two countries would help start serious negotiations for a solution to Greece's debt problems. The Social Democrat politician told reporters this alone would not solve Greece's financial problems, but it was.

  3. Neera Tanden:

    WIC gives poor moms money for food for their kids, for formula -- for the barest of essentials, i do not understand the rhetoric of Ivanka Trump and her women's empowerment message, saying these things and slashing WIC funding.

  4. Sam Roggeveen:

    The message is pretty blunt. It dramatically erodes the U.S. military edge is Asia, and over the long-term, America's military primacy in Asia is clearly under threat.

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    The difference between an author and a writer is similar to that of the prophet and the messenger. Simply, because every messenger is not a prophet, but every prophet has a message and prophecies to convey to the people.

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