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English noun: message

1. message (communication) a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled


SamplesHe sent a three-word message.


Broader (hypernym)communication


Narrower (hyponym)broadcast, cipher, cypher, dedication, heliogram, inscription, mail, packet, phone message, radiogram, telegram, telephone message, wire

2. message (communication) what a communication that is about something is about


Synonymscontent, subject matter, substance


Broader (hypernym)communication


Narrower (hyponym)acknowledgement, acknowledgment, approval, aside, body, bunk, commendation, commitment, corker, counsel, counseling, counselling, dedication, digression, direction, direction, disapproval, discourtesy, disrespect, divagation, drivel, entry, excursus, garbage, guidance, hokum, humor, humour, import, info, information, insertion, instruction, interpolation, latent content, meaning, meaninglessness, memorial, narration, narrative, nonsense, nonsensicality, offer, offering, opinion, packaging, parenthesis, petition, postulation, promotion, promotional material, proposal, publicity, refusal, reminder, request, respects, sensationalism, shocker, significance, signification, statement, statement, story, subject, submission, tale, theme, topic, view, wit, witticism, wittiness


English verb: message

1. message (communication) send a message to


SamplesShe messaged the committee.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)communicate, pass, pass along, pass on, put across


Verb groupmessage

2. message (communication) send as a message


SamplesShe messaged the final report by fax.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)communicate, pass, pass along, pass on, put across


Verb groupmessage, message

3. message (communication) send a message


SamplesThere is no messaging service at this company.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)communicate


Verb groupmessage









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