1》 a verbal, written, recorded, or electronic communication.
2》 a significant point or theme of a film, speech, etc.
↘a divinely inspired communication.
3》 Scottish & Irish an errand.
↘( ~s ) things bought; shopping.
■ verb send a ~ to, especially by email.
get the ~ informal understand what is meant.
ME: from OFr., based on L. missus , past participle of mittere 'send'.