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message

[ mes-ij ]
/ ˈmɛs ɪdʒ /
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noun
verb (used without object)
to send a message, especially an electronic message.
verb (used with object)
to send (a person) a message.
to send as a message.
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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.

Origin of message

1250–1300; Middle English <Old French <Vulgar Latin *missāticum, equivalent to Latin miss(us) sent (past participle of mittere to send) + -āticum-age

OTHER WORDS FROM message

in·ter·mes·sage, noun, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH message

massage, message
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British Dictionary definitions for message

message
/ (ˈmɛsɪdʒ) /

noun
verb
(tr) to send as a message, esp to signal (a plan, etc)

Word Origin for message

C13: from Old French, from Vulgar Latin missāticum (unattested) something sent, from Latin missus, past participle of mittere to send
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Other Idioms and Phrases with message

message

see get the message.

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