Meaning of MESSAGE in English

n. & v.


1. an oral or written communication sent by one person to another.

2 an inspired or significant communication from a prophet, writer, or preacher.

3 a mission or errand.

4 (in pl.) Sc. & N.Engl. things bought; shopping.

1. send as a message.

2 transmit (a plan etc.) by signalling etc.

Phrases and idioms:

get the message colloq. understand what is meant. message stick Austral. a stick carved with significant marks, carried as identification by Aboriginal messengers.

Etymology: ME f. OF ult. f. L mittere miss- send

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.