message
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈmɛsɪd͡ʒ/
Noun

message (plural messages)

  1. A communication, or what is communicated; any concept or information conveyed.
    • Bible, Judges 3:20
      I have a message from God unto thee.
    We've just received an urgent message from the President.
  2. An underlying theme or conclusion to be drawn from something.
    The main message of the novel is that time heals all wounds.
  3. (UK, Ireland, mostly, in the plural) An errand.
  4. (Ireland, Scotland, Northern England) See messages ("groceries, shopping").
Abbreviations Translations Translations Verb

message (messages, present participle messaging; past and past participle messaged)

  1. To send a message to; to transmit a message to, e.g. as text via a cell phone.
    Just message me for directions.
    I messaged her about the concert.
  2. To send (something) as a message; usually refers to electronic messaging.
    She messaged me the information yesterday.
    Please message the final report by fax.
  3. (intransitive) To send a message or messages; to be capable of sending messages.
    We've implemented a new messaging service.
    The runaway computer program was messaging non-stop.
  4. (obsolete) To bear as a message.
Synonyms
  • (send a text message to) text



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