Definition of Message

1. Noun. A communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled. "He sent a three-word message"

2. Verb. Send a message to. "She messaged the committee"

3. Noun. What a communication that is about something is about.

4. Verb. Send as a message. "She messaged the final report by fax"

5. Verb. Send a message. "There is no messaging service at this company"
Generic synonyms: Communicate

Definition of Message

1. n. Any notice, word, or communication, written or verbal, sent from one person to another.

2. v. t. To bear as a message.

3. n. A messenger.

Definition of Message

1. Noun. A communication, or what is communicated; any concept or information conveyed. ¹

2. Noun. An underlying theme or conclusion to be drawn from something. ¹

3. Noun. A text message ¹

4. Noun. An instant message ¹

5. Noun. An email ¹

6. Verb. To send a message to; to transmit a message to, e.g. as text via a cell phone. ¹

7. Verb. To send (something) as a message; usually refers to electronic messaging. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To send a message or messages; to be capable of sending messages. ¹

9. Verb. (obsolete) To bear as a message. ¹

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Definition of Message

1. to send as a message (an oral, written, or signaled communication) [v -SAGED, -SAGING, -SAGES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Message

mess about
mess dress
mess hall
mess halls
mess jacket
mess jackets
mess kit
mess kits
mess of pottage
mess tent
mess up
mess with
message (current term)
message board
message boards
message broker
message coupling
message couplings
message pad
message stick
message sticks

Literary usage of Message

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate (1921)
"135) entitled "An act to amend the Code of Criminal Procedure, in relation to peace officers," with a message that they have concurred in the amendments of ..."

2. The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss, Jenny H. Stickney (1898)
"THE MYSTERIOUS message. A FTER attending to the albatross, Fritz left his ... I could send a message by the albatross, father," said my undaunted boy, ..."

3. The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States: With a Life by John Adams, Charles Francis Adams (1854)
"message TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES; RESPECTING THE SUSPENSION OF A FRENCH DECREE 15 FEBRUARY, 1799. In pursuance of the request in your resolve of ..."

4. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1917)
"This message was telegraphed to me by my brother from London after his ... My ambassador in London transmitted a message from Sir Edward Grey to Berlin ..."

5. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson (1903)
"The message, without the accompanying documents, is printed in Colvin's Weekly ... The tract of land called the Batture message from the President of the ..."

6. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by Religious Education Association (1907)
"I am not required to discuss the methods of presenting the Gospel; I am not expected to say all that is true about that message or about the ..."

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