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mes·sage

message

 
 
pronunciation:
me sihj
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a communication of usu. quite specific information by speech, writing, symbols, or other means.
The message sent from the ship was that it had hit an iceberg.You weren't here when he called, so I took a message.The message, written on a small piece of paper taped to the door, said she would be back in ten minutes.From her serious tone, the message was clear that she was really leaving this time.
synonyms:
communication
similar words:
dispatch, information, intelligence, missive, note, transmission, word
definition 2: an official or formal communication such as a public speech.
Many were in attendance this morning when the mayor gave his yearly message.
synonyms:
communication, communiqué
similar words:
announcement, bulletin, information, statement, transmission
definition 3: the central theme or main point of a work such as a film, essay, or sermon.
The film's message seems to be that we should not fear death.The minister hoped the congregation would take into their hearts the message of his Christmas sermon.
synonyms:
import, intent, intention, meaning, point, purport, significance, theme
similar words:
aim, idea, moral, purpose
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: messages, messaging, messaged
definition 1: to send a message to (someone), esp. in electronic form, for example, as a text via a cell phone.
I didn't get an answer to my text last night, but he finally messaged me this morning.
definition 2: to say or tell in an electronic message.
She messaged that she had a flat tire and couldn't make it to the meeting.I messaged him that we decided to meet earlier.
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