- message [mes′ij]n.[OFr < ML missaticum < pp. of L mittere, to send: see MISSION]1. a communication passed or sent by speech, in writing, by signals, etc.2. a formal, official communication [the President's message to Congress]3.a) an inspired communication, as of a prophet or philosopherb) the chief idea or theme that an artist, writer, etc. seeks to communicate in a work4. Archaic the errand or function of a messenger5. Informal COMMERCIALvt., vi.messaged, messagingto send (as) a message——————get the messageInformal to understand the implications of a hint, insinuation, etc.——————☆ send a messageInformal to convey or communicate one's feelings, desires, etc. in a subtle or indirect manner
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.