An example of a message is what you leave for someone on an answering machine when you have tried to call him and he wasn't there.
An example of a message is a speech made before the press that gives them information on your political position.
An example of a message is the important idea of world peace; people try to spread the idea - or message - of world peace.
An example of a message is an email you receive in your inbox.
She messaged me the information yesterday.
Please message the final report by fax.
A play with a message.
We've implemented a new messaging service.
The runaway computer program was messaging non-stop.
Messaged the report by cable.
A retiring coach's farewell message.
The President's message to Congress.
- Deviating from a planned set of remarks or positions:.The aides worried that the candidate would make a gaffe if he went off message.
- Following a planned set of remarks or positions.
- To understand the implications of an action or, often, specif., of a hint, insinuation, etc.
- To convey or communicate one's feelings, desires, etc., often, specif., in a subtle or indirect manner.
Origin of message
- Middle English from Old French from Medieval Latin missāticum from Latin missus past participle of mittere to send
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Old French, from Late Latin missaticum, from Latin mittere, missum (“to send").