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message

noun [C] uk   /ˈmes.ɪdʒ/ us  

message noun [C] (INFORMATION)

A1 a short piece of information that you give to a person when you cannot speak to them directly: If I'm not there when you phone, leave a message. [+ that] I got a message that she'll be late.

message noun [C] (IDEA)

B2 the most important idea in a book, film, or play: The film's message is that rich and poor are alike. get the message informal to understand what someone is trying to tell you, even if that person is not expressing himself or herself directly: I never answer his calls, so you'd think he'd get the message. get the message across to make someone understand: We need to get the message across that too much sun is dangerous.

message

verb [T] uk   /ˈmes.ɪdʒ/ us  
to send someone a text message: I messaged him yesterday but haven't had a reply.
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