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Meaning of MESSAGE

Pronunciation:  'mesij

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled; "he sent a three-word message"
  2. [n]  what a communication that is about something is about
  3. [v]  send a message; "There is no messaging service at this company"
  4. [v]  send as a message; "She messaged the final report by fax"
  5. [v]  send a message to; "She messaged the committee"

MESSAGE is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: content, subject matter, substance
 See Also: acknowledgement, acknowledgment, approval, aside, body, broadcast, cipher, commendation, commitment, communicate, communication, corker, counsel, counseling, counselling, cypher, dedication, digression, direction, disapproval, discourtesy, disrespect, divagation, drivel, entry, excursus, guidance, heliogram, hokum, humor, humour, import, info, information, inscription, insertion, instruction, interpolation, latent content, mail, meaning, meaninglessness, memorial, mush, narration, narrative, nonsense, nonsensicality, offer, offering, opinion, packaging, packet, parenthesis, pass, pass on, petition, phone message, postulation, promotion, promotional material, proposal, publicity, put across, radiogram, refusal, reminder, request, respects, sensationalism, shocker, significance, signification, statement, story, subject, submission, tale, telegram, telephone message, theme, topic, treacle, view, wire, wit, witticism, wittiness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mes"sage\ (?; 48), n. [F., fr. LL. missaticum, fr. L.
    mittere, missum, to send. See {Mission}, and cf.
    1. Any notice, word, or communication, written or verbal,
       sent from one person to another.
             Ehud said, I have a message from God unto thee.
                                                   --Judg. iii.
    2. Hence, specifically, an official communication, not made
       in person, but delivered by a messenger; as, the
       President's message.
    {Message shell}. See {Shell}.
  2. \Mes"sage\, v. t.
    To bear as a message. [Obs.]
  3. \Mes"sage\, n. [OE., fr. OF. message, fr. LL.
    missaticus. See 1st {Message}.]
    A messenger. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
Computing Dictionary

In object-oriented programming sending a message to an object (to invoke a method) is equivalent to calling a procedure in traditional programming languages, except that the actual code executed may only be selected at run time depending on the class of the object. Thus, in response to the message "drawSelf", the method code invoked would be different if the target object were a circle or a square.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are sending a message, forewarns that you will be put into an unpleasant situation. Dreaming that you are receiving a message means changes in your affairs.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acceptation, account, acknowledgment, acquaintance, address, advice, ALGOL, alphabetic data, alphanumeric code, angular data, announcement, answer, assembler, bearer, billet, binary digit, binary scale, binary system, bit, blue book, briefing, bug, bulletin, business letter, byte, carrier, chit, COBOL, command pulses, commands, commerce, communication, communion, communique, compiler, computer code, computer language, computer program, congress, connection, contact, control signals, controlled quantity, conversation, converse, correcting signals, correspondence, courier, data, datum, dealing, dealings, declaration, directive, directory, dispatch, dispatcher, embassy, emissary, enlightenment, envoy, epistle, error, error signals, ESP, essence, evidence, exchange, express, facts, factual information, familiarization, favor, feedback pulses, feedback signals, film data, FORTRAN, gen, general information, go-between, guidebook, handout, hard information, herald, hexadecimal system, idea, implication, import, incidental information, info, information, input data, input quantity, instruction, instructions, intelligence, intendment, interaction, interchange, intercommunication, intercommunion, intercourse, intermediary, internuncio, interplay, knowledge, letter, light, line, linguistic intercourse, machine language, meaning, mediator, memo, memorandum, mention, messenger, missive, multiple messages, news, noise, note, notice, notification, numeric data, octal system, oscillograph data, output data, output quantity, play, pneumatogram, point, polar data, post, presentation, promotional material, proof, publication, publicity, punch-card data, purport, random data, rectangular data, reference quantity, release, reply, report, rescript, response, ruly English, sense, sidelight, signals, significance, significancy, signification, single messages, social intercourse, speaking, speech, speech circuit, speech situation, statement, talking, telegram, telepathy, the dope, the goods, the know, the scoop, tidings, touch, traffic, transmission, truck, two-way communication, understanding, unorganized data, visible-speech data, white book, white paper, word