Definitions for message
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word message.
a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled
"he sent a three-word message"
message, content, subject matter, substanceverb
what a communication that is about something is about
send a message to
"She messaged the committee"
send as a message
"She messaged the final report by fax"
send a message
"There is no messaging service at this company"
A communication, or what is communicated; any concept or information conveyed.
An underlying theme or conclusion to be drawn from something.
A text message
An instant message
To send a message to; to transmit a message to, e.g. as text via a cell phone.
To send (something) as a message; usually refers to electronic messaging.
To send a message or messages; to be capable of sending messages.
To bear as a message.
Etymology: from missaticum, from mittere, missum.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
An errand; any thing committed to another to be told to a third.
Etymology: message, Fr.
She doth display
The gate with pearls and rubies richly dight,
Through which her words so wise do make their way,
To bear the message of her spright. Edmund Spenser, Sonnet 81.
May one, that is a herald and a prince,
Do a fair message to his kingly ears! William Shakespeare.
She is fair, and, fairer than that word,
Of wond’rous virtues; sometimes from her eyes
I did receive fair speechless messages. William Shakespeare.
Gently hast thou told
Thy message, which might else in telling wound,
And in performing end us. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. xi.
Let the minister be low, his interest inconsiderable, the word will suffer for his sake; the message will still find reception according to the dignity of the messenger. South.
The welcome message made, was soon receiv’d;
’Twas to be wish’d and hop’d, but scarce believ’d. Dryden.
A message is a discrete unit of communication intended by the source for consumption by some recipient or group of recipients. A message may be delivered by various means, including courier, telegraphy, carrier pigeon and electronic bus. A message can be the content of a broadcast. An interactive exchange of messages forms a conversation.One example of a message is a press release, which may vary from a brief report or statement released by a public agency to commercial publicity material.
A message refers to a piece of information or communication that is intended to be conveyed from one individual or entity to another. It can be transmitted through various mediums such as spoken or written words, gestures, actions, or symbols. A message typically carries a specific meaning or purpose and is intended to elicit a response or change in the recipient.
any notice, word, or communication, written or verbal, sent from one person to another
hence, specifically, an official communication, not made in person, but delivered by a messenger; as, the President's message
to bear as a message
Etymology: [OE., fr. OF. message, fr. LL. missaticus. See 1st Message.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
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
Word sent; more especially a dispatch signaled or telegraphed.
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'message' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1519
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'message' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1618
Rank popularity for the word 'message' in Nouns Frequency: #522
The numerical value of message in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of message in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
When justice isn't served, there's a brutal message delivered to the victims, when the punishment doesn't fit the crime, the message to the victims is that your loss, your pain isn't important. The message was that the state of Colorado values the life of a mass murderer more than the people he murdered.
The message Iran is recruiting with, like it or not, is a sectarian message, that is a message that is inherently dangerous and can get out of hand.
That education is the most important of all professions is a message the public should hear and understand. And, as importantly, a message that our educators need to hear as well.
Pain (any pain--emotional, physical, mental) has a message. The information it has about our life can be remarkably specific, but it usually falls into one of two categories We would be more alive if we did more of this, and, Life would be more lovely if we did less of that. Once we get the pain's message, and follow its advice, the pain goes away.
The Tenth Commandment sends a message to socialists, to egalitarians, to people obsessed with fairness, to American presidential candidates in the year 2000 - to everyone who believes that wealth should be redistributed. And that message is clear and concise: Go to Hell.
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Translations for message
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- رسالة, ميسيجArabic
- missatge, notíciaCatalan, Valencian
- besked, budskab, budDanish
- Mitteilung, Nachricht, BotschaftGerman
- mensaje, recadoSpanish
- پیغام, پیامPersian
- fiosScottish Gaelic
- मेसेज, सूचना, संदेश, समाचारHindi
- mesajHaitian Creole
- pesan, amanatIndonesian
- skilaboð, boðskapurIcelandic
- メッセージ, 短信, 伝言Japanese
- ცნობება, უწყება, ცნობა, წერილი, ბარათი, მისია, შეტყობინებაGeorgian
- 消息, 소식Korean
- pesanan, mesejMalay
- messaġġi, messaġġMaltese
- bericht, boodschapDutch
- СМС, месседж, сообщениеRussian
- poslanica, porukaSerbo-Croatian
- ileti, mesajTurkish
- مسیج, پیغامUrdu
- tin nhắnVietnamese
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