Meaning of MESSAGE in English

MESSAGE

I. ˈme-sij 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

( mes·saged ; mes·sag·ing )

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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.