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

How to pronounce message?

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How to say message in sign language?

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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. Donald Trump:

    This is our message to universities: If you want to accept the tremendous amount of federal dollars that you get every year, you must reject anti-Semitism. It's very simple.

  2. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio:

    He would have survived. He would have remained in power. And it would have strengthened his hand and allowed him to send a message to the world that he had taken on the United States and still held on. In fact, it may have even rallied some in the Arab world to his side as a result of such a strike, no one's calling on air strikes on Assad now.

  3. British Prime Minister David Cameron:

    Shocked, but resolute. In sorrow, but unbowed. My message to the French people is simple: Nous sommes solidaires avec vous. Nous sommes tous ensemble. We stand with you. United.

  4. Brett Bruen:

    There is an incredibly high level of suspicion, distrust of anything that speaks of intelligence, people will look past Grenell's bravado and boastfulness as long as Richard Grenell is wearing a civilian uniform, but now, donning the spy gear and trying to convey a message about why Germany should support us on Iran or Russia or the spread of extremism is just a nonstarter.

  5. Alex Conant:

    Marco's message about a New American Century obviously speaks directly to the hopes and dreams of young Americans, the entire purpose of our campaign is to ensure that future generations of Americans have the same opportunities to achieve the American Dream that our parents and grandparents did.

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