I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin missaticum, from Latin missus, past participle of mittere Date: 14th century 1. a communication in writing, in speech, or by signals 2. a messenger's errand or function 3. an underlying theme or idea II. verb (messaged; messaging) Date: 1583 transitive verb 1. to send as a message or by messenger 2. to send a message to intransitive verb to communicate by message

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  • message — [ mesaʒ ] n. m. • fin XIe; « envoyé » jusqu au XVe; de l a. fr. mes, lat. missus, p. p. de mittere « envoyer » 1 ♦ Charge de dire, de transmettre qqch. ⇒ ambassade, commission. S acquitter d un message. Ambassadeur chargé d un message. « un… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • message — Ⅰ. message UK US /ˈmesɪdʒ/ noun [C] ► COMMUNICATIONS a short piece of information that you give or send to a person when you cannot speak to them directly: message from sb for sb »There was a message for you from the catering company. message… …   Financial and business terms

  • MESSAGE — Album par Aya Ueto Sortie 3 mars 2004 Durée 59:47 Genre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • message — ► NOUN 1) a verbal or written communication. 2) a significant point or central theme. ► VERB ▪ send a message to, especially by email. ● get the message Cf. ↑get the message ● on …   English terms dictionary

  • message — MESSAGE. s. m. Charge, commission de dire quelque chose. Vous vous estes chargé d un mauvais, d un fascheux message. voulez vous mander quelque chose? je feray vostre message. je feray mon message moy mesme. c est luy qui portoit les messages. il …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • message — [mes′ij] n. [OFr < ML missaticum < pp. of L mittere, to send: see MISSION] 1. a communication passed or sent by speech, in writing, by signals, etc. 2. a formal, official communication [the President s message to Congress] 3. a) an inspired …   English World dictionary

  • Message — Mes sage (?; 48), n. [F., fr. LL. missaticum, fr. L. mittere, missum, to send. See {Mission}, and cf. {Messenger}.] 1. Any notice, word, or communication, written or verbal, sent from one person to another. [1913 Webster] Ehud said, I have a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Message — (engl. „Mitteilung“, „Nachricht“) steht für: Nachricht, eine Mitteilung von einem Sender an einen Empfänger Subtext, eine verborgene zusätzliche Bedeutungsebene von Literatur und Filmen Message (Band), eine deutsche Rockband message steht für:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Message — Mes sage, n. [OE., fr. OF. message, fr. LL. missaticus. See 1st {Message}.] A messenger. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Message — Mes sage, v. t. To bear as a message. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • message — [n1] communication, often written bulletin, cannonball, communiqué, directive, dispatch, dope, earful, epistle, information, intelligence, intimation, letter, memo, memorandum, missive, news, note, notice, paper, report, tidings, wire, word;… …   New thesaurus

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