verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- mess jacket,
- mess kit,
- mess up,
- mess with,
- message board,
- message center,
- message stick,
- message switching,
- message unit
Origin of message
Examples from the Web for message
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|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 daily message of that outsized shield to Ramos was that just wearing the NYPD inform can make you a target.
You know, papa, he is dying, and this letter is a message of death.Jane Sinclair; Or, The Fawn Of Springvale|William Carleton
"In Caesar's name," repeated the official, who had been selected for the duty of reading the Imperial message.Serapis, Complete|Georg Ebers
The ambassadors went back to King Magnus, and told him the answer to their message.Heimskringla|Snorri Sturlason
He had heard the message sent to Mr. Arnold, however, and so kept hoping for the dinner-hour.David Elginbrod|George MacDonald
The message was returned, that the horses were to be ready by six o'clock next morning.
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.