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. message(noun)

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

    "he sent a three-word message"

  2. message, content, subject matter, substance(verb)

    what a communication that is about something is about

  3. message(verb)

    send a message to

    "She messaged the committee"

  4. message(verb)

    send as a message

    "She messaged the final report by fax"

  5. message(verb)

    send a message

    "There is no messaging service at this company"

Wiktionary

  1. message(Noun)

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

    Etymology: from missaticum, from mittere, missum.

  2. message(Noun)

    An underlying theme or conclusion to be drawn from something.

    Etymology: from missaticum, from mittere, missum.

  3. message(Noun)

    A text message

    Etymology: from missaticum, from mittere, missum.

  4. message(Noun)

    An instant message

    Etymology: from missaticum, from mittere, missum.

  5. message(Noun)

    An email

    Etymology: from missaticum, from mittere, missum.

  6. message(Verb)

    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. message(Verb)

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

    Etymology: from missaticum, from mittere, missum.

  8. message(Verb)

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

    Etymology: from missaticum, from mittere, missum.

  9. message(Verb)

    To bear as a message.

    Etymology: from missaticum, from mittere, missum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Message(noun)

    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. Message(noun)

    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. Message(verb)

    to bear as a message

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

  4. Message(noun)

    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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British National Corpus

  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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Numerology

  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. Arif Alvi:

    Today's parade is sending the message that we are a peaceful people but we will never be oblivious of our defense.

  2. Mark Meadows:

    I think to suggest that we can’t get it done by the end of the week would be premature, there’s concern on my part that if we are making real progress that going home sends a wrong message.

  3. Tokyo Metropolitan Government:

    I do n’t think holding talks under the current circumstances will produce a positive message, i will not attend the meeting.

  4. Jun Inoue:

    There are a lot of people who live in a world without sound, and I would like them too to understand the meaning of the lyrics and the message.

  5. President Obama:

    Let's send a clear message to the White House -- and the world -- about our commitment to Israel and our allies.

Images & Illustrations of message

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    • A. couvade
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