Meaning of MESSAGE in English

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

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