message Definition

  • 1a piece of information or a request that is sent to someone, especially by means of electronic equipment
  • 2the main point or meaning of something, especially if it is not directly stated

Using message: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "message" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I received a message from my boss this morning.

  • Example

    She left a message on my voicemail.

  • Example

    The message of the movie was about the importance of family.

  • Example

    The book's message is that we should never give up on our dreams.

message Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with message

  • to understand what someone is trying to tell you, even if they do not say it directly


    I think he got the message that I don't want to go out with him again.

  • a message that is confusing or contradictory, often unintentionally


    Her actions and words were giving me mixed messages about her feelings for me.

  • staying focused on the main point or goal, especially in public communication or political campaigns


    The candidate stayed on message during the debate, emphasizing his plans for job creation.

Origins of message

from Old French 'messagier', meaning 'to carry a message'


Summary: message in Brief

The term 'message' [ˈmɛsɪdʒ] refers to a piece of information or request sent through electronic equipment or conveyed indirectly. It can also denote the main point or meaning of something. Examples include 'I received a message from my boss this morning,' and 'The book's message is that we should never give up on our dreams.' Phrases like 'get the message' and 'mixed message' describe understanding and confusion, respectively.

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