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mes·sage

 (mĕs′ĭj)
n.
1.
a. A usually short communication transmitted by words, signals, or other means from one person, station, or group to another: I found the message you left at my desk. She sent me a quick message by e-mail.
b. The substance of such a communication; the point or points conveyed: gestured to a waiter, who got the message and brought the bill.
2. A statement made or read before a gathering: a retiring coach's farewell message.
3. A basic thesis or lesson; a moral: a play with a message.
v.tr. mes·saged, mes·sag·ing, mes·sag·es
1. To send a message to.
2. To send as a message: messaged the report by cable.
v.intr.
To send a message; communicate.
Idioms:
off message
Deviating from a planned set of remarks or positions: The aides worried that the candidate would make a gaffe if he went off message.
on message
Following a planned set of remarks or positions.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin missāticum, from Latin missus, past participle of mittere, to send.]

message

(ˈmɛsɪdʒ)
n
1. (Communications & Information) a communication, usually brief, from one person or group to another
2. an implicit meaning or moral, as in a work of art
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a formal communiqué
4. (Theology) an inspired communication of a prophet or religious leader
5. a mission; errand
6. (plural) Scot shopping: going for the messages.
7. get the message informal to understand what is meant
vb
(Communications & Information) (tr) to send as a message, esp to signal (a plan, etc)
[C13: from Old French, from Vulgar Latin missāticum (unattested) something sent, from Latin missus, past participle of mittere to send]

mes•sage

(ˈmɛs ɪdʒ)

n.
1. a communication delivered in writing, speech, by means of signals, etc.
2. an official communication, as from a chief executive to a legislative body.
3. the main point, moral, or meaning of something, as of a book or work of art.
[1250–1300; < Old French < Vulgar Latin *missāticum= Latin miss(us) sent + -āticum -age]

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.

message


Past participle: messaged
Gerund: messaging

Imperative
message
message
Present
I message
you message
he/she/it messages
we message
you message
they message
Preterite
I messaged
you messaged
he/she/it messaged
we messaged
you messaged
they messaged
Present Continuous
I am messaging
you are messaging
he/she/it is messaging
we are messaging
you are messaging
they are messaging
Present Perfect
I have messaged
you have messaged
he/she/it has messaged
we have messaged
you have messaged
they have messaged
Past Continuous
I was messaging
you were messaging
he/she/it was messaging
we were messaging
you were messaging
they were messaging
Past Perfect
I had messaged
you had messaged
he/she/it had messaged
we had messaged
you had messaged
they had messaged
Future
I will message
you will message
he/she/it will message
we will message
you will message
they will message
Future Perfect
I will have messaged
you will have messaged
he/she/it will have messaged
we will have messaged
you will have messaged
they will have messaged
Future Continuous
I will be messaging
you will be messaging
he/she/it will be messaging
we will be messaging
you will be messaging
they will be messaging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been messaging
you have been messaging
he/she/it has been messaging
we have been messaging
you have been messaging
they have been messaging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been messaging
you will have been messaging
he/she/it will have been messaging
we will have been messaging
you will have been messaging
they will have been messaging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been messaging
you had been messaging
he/she/it had been messaging
we had been messaging
you had been messaging
they had been messaging
Conditional
I would message
you would message
he/she/it would message
we would message
you would message
they would message
Past Conditional
I would have messaged
you would have messaged
he/she/it would have messaged
we would have messaged
you would have messaged
they would have messaged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.message - a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaledmessage - a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled; "he sent a three-word message"
communication - something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
broadcast - message that is transmitted by radio or television
cipher, cypher - a message written in a secret code
heliogram - a message transmitted by means of the sun's rays
mail - the bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service
phone message, telephone message - a message transmitted by telephone
radiogram - a message transmitted by wireless telegraphy
inscription, dedication - a short message (as in a book or musical work or on a photograph) dedicating it to someone or something
telegram, wire - a message transmitted by telegraph
packet - (computer science) a message or message fragment
2.message - what a communication that is about something is about
communication - something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
body - the central message of a communication; "the body of the message was short"
corker - (dated slang) a remarkable or excellent thing or person; "that story was a corker"
reminder - a message that helps you remember something; "he ignored his wife's reminders"
petition, request, postulation - a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
memorial - a written statement of facts submitted in conjunction with a petition to an authority
latent content - (psychoanalysis) hidden meaning of a fantasy or dream
subject, theme, topic - the subject matter of a conversation or discussion; "he didn't want to discuss that subject"; "it was a very sensitive topic"; "his letters were always on the theme of love"
digression, divagation, excursus, parenthesis, aside - a message that departs from the main subject
meaning, signification, import, significance - the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"
hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality, bunk - a message that seems to convey no meaning
drivel, garbage - a worthless message
acknowledgement, acknowledgment - a statement acknowledging something or someone; "she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment"; "the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her"
refusal - a message refusing to accept something that is offered
info, information - a message received and understood
counseling, counselling, guidance, counsel, direction - something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
dedication, commitment - a message that makes a pledge
commendation, approval - a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips"
disapproval - the expression of disapproval
respects - (often used with `pay') a formal expression of esteem; "he paid his respects to the mayor"
discourtesy, disrespect - an expression of lack of respect
insertion, interpolation - a message (spoken or written) that is introduced or inserted; "with the help of his friend's interpolations his story was eventually told"; "with many insertions in the margins"
statement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
statement - a nonverbal message; "a Cadillac makes a statement about who you are"; "his tantrums are a statement of his need for attention"
humor, wit, witticism, wittiness, humour - a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
opinion, view - a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof; "his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page"
instruction, direction - a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them"
proposal - something proposed (such as a plan or assumption)
offering, offer - something offered (as a proposal or bid); "noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds"
submission, entry - something (manuscripts or architectural plans and models or estimates or works of art of all genres etc.) submitted for the judgment of others (as in a competition); "several of his submissions were rejected by publishers"; "what was the date of submission of your proposal?"
narration, narrative, story, tale - a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program; "his narrative was interesting"; "Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children"
promotion, promotional material, publicity, packaging - a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution; "the packaging of new ideas"
sensationalism - subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes
shocker - a sensational message (in a film or play or novel)
Verb1.message - send a message to; "She messaged the committee"
communicate, pass along, put across, pass on, pass - transmit information ; "Please communicate this message to all employees"; "pass along the good news"
message - send as a message; "She messaged the final report by fax"
2.message - send as a messagemessage - send as a message; "She messaged the final report by fax"
communicate, pass along, put across, pass on, pass - transmit information ; "Please communicate this message to all employees"; "pass along the good news"
message - send a message; "There is no messaging service at this company"
message - send a message to; "She messaged the committee"
3.message - send a message; "There is no messaging service at this company"
communicate - be in verbal contact; interchange information or ideas; "He and his sons haven't communicated for years"; "Do you communicate well with your advisor?"
message - send as a message; "She messaged the final report by fax"

message

noun
1. communication, note, bulletin, word, letter, notice, memo, dispatch, memorandum, communiqué, missive, intimation, tidings, MSG (S.M.S.) Would you like to leave a message?
2. point, meaning, idea, moral, theme, import, purport, MSG (S.M.S.) The report's message was unequivocal.
3. (Scot.) errand, job, task, commission, mission, MSG (S.M.S.) I was employed to run messages for him in 1957.
get the message understand, see, get it, catch on (informal), comprehend, twig (Brit. informal), get the point, take the hint I think they got the message that this attitude is wrong.

message

noun
1. Something communicated, as information:
2. That which is signified by a word or expression:
Translations
رِسَالَةٌرِسالَهرِسالَه أخْلاقِيَّه، عِبْرَه
missatge
zprávaideaposelstvívzkaz
beskedbudskab
پیغام
viesti
poruka
mondanivalóüzenet
boîskapurskilaboî
伝言
메시지
idėjinis turinysmintisžiniažinutė
ideja, galvenā domaziņa, vēsts
ideaposolstvo
sporočilo
porukaposlanica
meddelande
ข่าวสาร
thông điệp

message

[ˈmesɪdʒ]
A. Nrecado m (frm) (fig) (Comput) → mensaje m
to leave a messagedejar un recado
would you like to leave him a message?¿quiere dejarle algún recado?
a secret messageun mensaje secreto
the message of the filmel mensaje de la película
to get the message do you think he got the message?¿crees que lo comprendió or entendió?
B. CPD message switching N (Comput) → conmutación f de mensajes

message

[ˈmɛsɪdʒ]
n
(= communication) → message m
I got your message → J'ai eu votre message.
to leave a message → laisser un message
Would you like to leave a message? → Voulez-vous laisser un message?
to leave sb a message on an answering machine → laisser un message pour qn sur un répondeur
(= speech) (from leader, president)message m
(= idea) [book, play, film, programme] → message m
The play's message is that right always triumphs → Le message de la pièce c'est que le bien finit toujours par triompher.
to get the message (fig)comprendre le message, piger
to get the message across → faire passer le message
vt
(= send a text message to) → envoyer un message à
(= email) → envoyer un message à
The bank has messaged all staff → La banque a envoyé un message à l'ensemble du personnel.message switching n (COMPUTING)commutation f de messages

message

n
Mitteilung f, → Nachricht f, → Botschaft f (old, form); (Comput) → Meldung f; (= radio message)Funkspruch mor -meldung f; (= report, police message)Meldung f; to take a message to somebodyjdm eine Nachricht überbringen; to give somebody a message (verbal) → jdm etwas ausrichten; (written) → jdm eine Nachricht geben; would you give John a message (for me)?könnten Sie John etwas (von mir) ausrichten?; have you given him my message yet?hast du es ihm schon ausgerichtet?; to send a message to somebody, to send somebody a messagejdn benachrichtigen; to leave a message for somebody (written) → jdm eine Nachricht hinterlassen; (verbal) → jdm etwas ausrichten lassen; can I take a message (for him)? (on telephone) → kann ich (ihm) etwas ausrichten?; the Queen’s messagedie (Fernseh)ansprache der Königin
(= moral)Botschaft f; the message of the play is …die Aussage des Stückes ist …, das Stück will Folgendes sagen; a pop song with a messageein Schlagertext, der einem etwas zu sagen hat; to get the or one’s message across to somebodyes jdm verständlich machen
(fig inf) to get the messagekapieren (inf); I got the messageich habe schon verstanden or kapiert (inf)
(Scot: = errand) → Einkauf m; to do or get one’s messageseinkaufen

message

[ˈmɛsɪdʒ] nmessaggio
to get the message (fig) (fam) → capire l'antifona

message

(ˈmesidʒ) noun
1. a piece of information spoken or written, passed from one person to another. I have a message for you from Mr Johnston.
2. the instruction or teaching of a moral story, religion, prophet etc. What message is this story trying to give us?
ˈmessenger (-sindʒə) noun
a person who carries letters, information etc from place to place. The king's messenger brought news of the army's defeat.

message

رِسَالَةٌ vzkaz besked Botschaft μήνυμα mensaje viesti message poruka messaggio 伝言 메시지 bericht melding wiadomość mensagem сообщение meddelande ข่าวสาร mesaj thông điệp 讯息

message

n. mensaje, recado.
References in classic literature ?
He sends all sorts of loving wishes for Christmas, and an especial message to you girls," said Mrs.
He was sorry the idea had not come into his mind in the days before his daughter Louise had been born and thought that surely now when he had erected a pile of burning sticks in some lonely place in the woods and had offered the body of a lamb as a burnt offering, God would appear to him and give him a message.
Damon, having delivered his message, and remarking that his preparations for leaving were nearly completed, went back to Waterfield, from there to proceed to New York in a few days with Tom and Ned, to meet Professor Bumper.
She sat perfectly still before the piano, not touching the keys, while Robert carried her message to Edna at the window.
Go to him, and say that you left them with a message to hasten to their aid," returned Cora, advancing nigher to the scout in her generous ardor; "that the Hurons bear them into the northern wilds, but that by vigilance and speed they may yet be rescued; and if, after all, it should please heaven that his assistance come too late, bear to him," she continued, her voice gradually lowering, until it seemed nearly choked, "the love, the blessings, the final prayers of his daughters, and bid him not mourn their early fate, but to look forward with humble confidence to the Christian's goal to meet his children.
It added that the horses were at the disposal of themselves and any escort they might select, if they would kindly give the message to Whiskey Dick.
A little girl, sent by her mother to match a skein of cotton thread, of a peculiar hue, took one that the near-sighted old lady pronounced extremely like, but soon came running back, with a blunt and cross message, that it would not do, and, besides, was very rotten
Thy mother is yonder woman with the scarlet letter," said the seaman, "Wilt thou carry her a message from me?
He came clattering up to the school-door with an invitation to Ichabod to attend a merry - making or "quilting-frolic," to be held that evening at Mynheer Van Tassel's; and having, delivered his message with that air of importance and effort at fine language which a negro is apt to display on petty embassies of the kind, he dashed over the brook, and was seen scampering, away up the Hollow, full of the importance and hurry of his mission.
Though they were not angels, they "passed," as the French say, causing me, while they stayed, to tremble with the fear of their addressing to their younger victims some yet more infernal message or more vivid image than they had thought good enough for myself.
Have you no reason to suspect, when he goes out with the horses to exercise them or to take a message, that he stops about talking to his acquaintances, or goes into houses where he has no business, leaving the horses outside?
To satisfy Jurgis he had asked the policeman, and brought back the message that the thing was not to be thought of.