messagenoun [ C ]uk /ˈmes.ɪdʒ/ us /ˈmes.ɪdʒ/
message noun [ C ] (INFORMATION)
[ + that ] I got a message that she'll be late.
- She wasn't in so I left a message on her answerphone.
- Can you give Jo a message for me? Tell her I've booked a tennis court for 6.30.
- When I got home, I found a mysterious message sellotaped to the front door.
- The president has sent a message of sympathy to the relatives of the dead soldiers.
- The message on the card said 'Be my Valentine'.
message noun [ C ] (IDEA)
get the message informal
get the message across
- This is the message that we want to get across to the public.
- The party's electoral message may be obscured by the glitz and glamour of its presentation.
- The Gospel message is one of personal salvation.
- The government's message about the dangers of smoking seems to have struck home.
- The underlying message of the movie is that love transcends everything else.
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