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.
Idioms about 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.
- in·ter·mes·sage, noun, adjective
- massage, message
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How to use message in a sentence
When it comes to educating our children, Congress should heed that message, not ignore it.The ‘No Child’ Rewrite Threatens Your Kids’ Future | Jonah Edelman | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Leelah Alcorn's message was sent, and heard, and things started changing.
Does the sending of the message “justify” the tragedy that caused it?
But the act of killing herself done, the message was sent, and heard, and things started changing.
The audio message featured the words, “the real battle in Lebanon is yet to begin.”
His head fell back limp on MacRae's arm, and the rest of the message went with the game old Dutchman across the big divide.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
We were interrupted at this moment by a message from General Houston, to whom we immediately hastened.
"It will go through, if I live," calmly replied Harry, as he carefully concealed the message in the lining of his coat.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
In the telegraph office a young signaler was sending a thrilling message to Umballa, Lahore and the north.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
Aristide again sought the message of the stars; but the sky was clouded over, and soon a fine rain began to fall.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for message
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 shopping: going for the messages
get the message informal to understand what is meant
(tr) to send as a message, esp to signal (a plan, etc)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with message
see get the message.
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