Etymology
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message (n.)

c. 1300, "a communication transmitted via a messenger, a notice sent through some agency," from Old French message "message, news, tidings, embassy" (11c.), from Medieval Latin missaticum, from Latin missus "a sending away, sending, dispatching; a throwing, hurling," noun use of past participle of mittere "to release, let go; send, throw" (see mission).

The Latin word is glossed in Old English by ærende. Specific religious sense of "divinely inspired communication via a prophet" (1540s) led to transferred sense of "the broad meaning (of something)," which is attested by 1828. To get the message "understand" is by 1960.

message (v.)

"to send messages," 1580s, from message (n.). Marked as "obsolete" in Century Dictionary (1895). Meaning "to send an electronic message" is by 1992. Related: Messaged; messaging.

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Definitions of message
1
message (v.)
send a message to;
She messaged the committee
message (v.)
send as a message;
She messaged the final report by fax
message (v.)
send a message;
2
message (n.)
a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled;
he sent a three-word message
message (n.)
what a communication that is about something is about;
Synonyms: content / subject matter / substance
From wordnet.princeton.edu