- a system or process of transmitting messages, especially electronically, by computer, telephone, television cable, etc.
Origin of messaging
- a communication containing some information, news, advice, request, or the like, sent by messenger, telephone, email, or other means.
- an official communication, as from a chief executive to a legislative body: the president's message to Congress.
- Digital Technology. a post or reply on an online message board.
- the inspired utterance of a prophet or sage.
- the point, moral, or meaning of a gesture, utterance, novel, motion picture, etc.
- Computers. a warning, permission, etc., communicated by the system or software to the user: an error message; a message to allow blocked content.
- to send a message, especially an electronic message.
- to send (a person) a message.
- to send as a message.
- get the message, Informal. to understand or comprehend, especially to infer the correct meaning from circumstances, hints, etc.: If we don't invite him to the party, maybe he'll get the message.
Origin of message
Examples from the Web for messaging
In her newest EP Love Your Boyfriend, she takes the messaging of love songs and places it in an abrasive, sonic package.From Church of Christ to Pansexual Rapper
November 28, 2014
Forget about new candidates, more money, and better political “messaging.”How Democrats Can Recover
November 9, 2014
This story is likely to be messaging a threat/intimidation from the effective coup in the US.From ISIS to Ebola, What Has Made Naomi Wolf So Paranoid?
October 11, 2014
But there is no credible data yet showing that the reach of ISIS messaging has diminished.ISIS Is Winning the Online Jihad Against the West
Ali Fisher, Nico Prucha
October 1, 2014
The site runs tremendously slowly, and its attempts to interact with members through a messaging platform have proven fruitless.ReaganBook Is the Latest Conservative #Fail
July 31, 2014
Which occasions such negotiating, and messaging across the Oder, for the next six weeks, as—as shall be omitted in this place.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XX. (of XXI.)
- the practice of sending and receiving written communications by computer or mobile phone
- a communication, usually brief, from one person or group to another
- an implicit meaning or moral, as in a work of art
- a formal communiqué
- an inspired communication of a prophet or religious leader
- a mission; errand
- (plural) Scot shoppinggoing for the messages
- get the message informal to understand what is meant
- (tr) to send as a message, esp to signal (a plan, etc)
Word Origin and History for messaging
1865, verbal noun from message (v.).
c.1300, "communication transmitted via a messenger," from Old French message "message, news, tidings, embassy" (11c.), from Medieval Latin missaticum, from Latin missus "a sending away, sending, despatching; a throwing, hurling," noun use of past participle of mittere "to send" (see mission). The Latin word is glossed in Old English by ærende. Specific religious sense of "divinely inspired communication via a prophet" (1540s) led to transferred sense of "the broad meaning (of something)," first attested 1828. To get the message "understand" is from 1960.
Idioms and Phrases with messaging
see get the message.