[mes-uh-jing] /ˈmɛs ə dʒɪŋ/
a system or process of transmitting , especially electronically, by computer, telephone, television cable, etc.
[mes-ij] /ˈmɛs ɪdʒ/
a communication containing some information, news, advice, request, or the like, sent by messenger, telephone, email, or other means.
an official communication, as from a chief executive to a legislative body:
the president’s message to Congress.
Digital Technology. a post or reply on an online message board.
the inspired utterance of a prophet or sage.
the point, moral, or meaning of a gesture, utterance, novel, motion picture, etc.
Computers. a warning, permission, etc., communicated by the system or software to the user:
an error message; a message to allow blocked content.
verb (used without object)
to send a message, especially an electronic message.
verb (used with object)
to send (a person) a message.
to send as a message.
get the message, Informal. to understand or comprehend, especially to infer the correct meaning from circumstances, hints, etc.:
If we don’t invite him to the party, maybe he’ll get the message.
the practice of sending and receiving written communications by computer or mobile phone
a communication, usually brief, from one person or group to another
an implicit meaning or moral, as in a work of art
a formal communiqué
an inspired communication of a prophet or religious leader
a mission; errand
(pl) (Scot) shopping: going for the messages
(informal) get the message, to understand what is meant
(transitive) to send as a message, esp to signal (a plan, etc)
1865, verbal noun from message (v.).
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.
“to send messages,” 1580s, from message (n.). Related: Messaged; messaging.
To send a message on the Internet •The sense ”to send a message” is found by 1583: ” I need to do it,” Baker messaged a man with whom he had been discussing rape, torture, and murder (1990s+ Computer)
see: get the message
- Messaging spam
noun See spim
[mi-seyl-yuh n, -sey-lee-uh n] /mɪˈseɪl yən, -ˈseɪ li ən/ noun 1. .
[mes-uh-lahy-nuh] /ˌmɛs əˈlaɪ nə/ noun 1. Valeria, died a.d. 48, third wife of Claudius I. /ˌmɛsəˈliːnə/ noun 1. Valeria (vəˈlɪərɪə). died 48 ad, wife of the Roman emperor Claudius, notorious for her debauchery and cruelty “scheming and licentious woman,” 1887, in reference to Valeria Messalina, notorious third wife of Roman emperor Claudius.
[mes-uh-leen, mes-uh-leen] /ˌmɛs əˈlin, ˈmɛs əˌlin/ noun 1. a thin, soft silk with a twill or satin weave. /ˌmɛsəˈliːn; ˈmɛsəˌliːn/ noun 1. a light lustrous twilled-silk fabric