Definitions for: Message


[n] a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled; "he sent a three-word message"
[n] what a communication that is about something is about
[v] send a message; "There is no messaging service at this company"
[v] send as a message; "She messaged the final report by fax"
[v] send a message to; "She messaged the committee"



Webster (1913) Definition: Mes"sage (?; 48), n. [F., fr. LL. missaticum, fr. L.
mittere, missum, to send. See Mission, and cf.
Messenger.]
1. Any notice, word, or communication, written or verbal,
sent from one person to another.

Ehud said, I have a message from God unto thee.
--Judg. iii.
20.

2. Hence, specifically, an official communication, not made
in person, but delivered by a messenger; as, the
President's message.

Message shell. See Shell.


Mes"sage, v. t.
To bear as a message. [Obs.]


Mes"sage, n. [OE., fr. OF. message, fr. LL.
missaticus. See 1st Message.]
A messenger. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Synonyms: content, subject matter, substance

See Also: acknowledgement, acknowledgment, approval, aside, body, broadcast, cipher, commendation, commitment, communicate, communication, corker, counsel, counseling, counselling, cypher, dedication, digression, direction, disapproval, discourtesy, disrespect, divagation, drivel, entry, excursus, guidance, heliogram, hokum, humor, humour, import, info, information, inscription, insertion, instruction, interpolation, latent content, mail, meaning, meaninglessness, memorial, mush, narration, narrative, nonsense, nonsensicality, offer, offering, opinion, packaging, packet, parenthesis, pass, pass on, petition, phone message, postulation, promotion, promotional material, proposal, publicity, put across, radiogram, refusal, reminder, request, respects, sensationalism, shocker, significance, signification, statement, story, subject, submission, tale, telegram, telephone message, theme, topic, treacle, view, wire, wit, witticism, wittiness

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