verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of message
Examples from the Web for message
Contemporary Examples of message
When it comes to educating our children, Congress should heed that message, not ignore it.The ‘No Child’ Rewrite Threatens Your Kids’ Future
January 3, 2015
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 daily message of that outsized shield to Ramos was that just wearing the NYPD inform can make you a target.In The Shadow of Murdered Cops
December 26, 2014
Historical Examples of message
Geta dared trust no one but me to carry a message to Clinias.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
To the porter who answered his ring he handed the message to be put off at the first stop.
He returned at length with the message, "The lady says will you please step up-stairs."
A bat circled near, indecisively, as if with a message it hesitated to give.
Will you deliver your message, name your place and hour, and I shall meet you.
Word Origin for message
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.
see get the message.