Definition of "message" [mes•sage]

  • A usually short communication transmitted by words, signals, or other means from one person, station, or group to another. (noun)
  • The substance of such a communication; the point or points conveyed: gestured to a waiter, who got the message and brought the bill. (noun)
  • A statement made or read before a gathering: a retiring coach's farewell message. (noun)
  • A basic thesis or lesson; a moral: a play with a message. (noun)
  • To send a message to. (verb-transitive)
  • A communication, usually brief, from one person or group to another (noun)

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  • An implicit meaning or moral, as in a work of art (noun)
  • A formal communiqué (noun)
  • An inspired communication of a prophet or religious leader (noun)
  • A mission; errand (noun)
  • Shopping (noun)
  • To send as a message, esp to signal (a plan, etc) (verb)

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Use "message" in a sentence
  • "Do we really need an an automated message *after our own message* saying, “at the tone, please record your…blah blah blah”?"
  • "At a recent event, DLC leaders were asked about the Democratic message in 2006; they replied that the “events and the economy will determine the outcome, ” therefore Dems needed no “message” at present."
  • "EXEC @hr = sp_OACreate 'CDO. Message', @message OUT -- create the message object"