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Message vs. Messenger

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Messagenoun

A communication, or what is communicated; any concept or information conveyed.

‘We've just received an urgent message from the President.’;

Messengernoun

One who brings messages.

Messagenoun

An underlying theme or conclusion to be drawn from something.

‘The main message of the novel is that time heals all wounds.’;

Messengernoun

(nautical) A light line with which a heavier line may be hauled e.g. from the deck of a ship to the pier.

Messagenoun

An errand.

Messengernoun

The supporting member of an aerial cable (electric power or telephone or data).

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Messageverb

To send a message to; to transmit a message to, e.g. as text via a cell phone.

‘Just message me for directions.’; ‘I messaged her about the concert.’;

Messengernoun

(legal) A person appointed to perform certain ministerial duties under bankrupt and insolvent laws, such as to take charge of the estate of the bankrupt or insolvent.

Messageverb

To send (something) as a message; usually refers to electronic messaging.

‘She messaged me the information yesterday.’; ‘Please message the final report by fax.’;

Messengernoun

(computing) An instant messenger program.

Messageverb

(intransitive) To send a message or messages; to be capable of sending messages.

‘We've implemented a new messaging service.’; ‘The runaway computer program was messaging non-stop.’;

Messengernoun

A forerunner.

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Messageverb

(obsolete) To bear as a message.

Messengernoun

A light scudding cloud preceding a storm.

Messagenoun

Any notice, word, or communication, written or verbal, sent from one person to another.

‘Ehud said, I have a message from God unto thee.’;

Messengernoun

A piece of paper, etc., blown up a string to a kite.

Messagenoun

Hence, specifically, an official communication, not made in person, but delivered by a messenger; as, the President's message.

Messengernoun

(oceanography) A weight dropped down a line to close a Nansen bottle.

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Messagenoun

A messenger.

Messengernoun

The secretary bird.

Messageverb

To bear as a message.

Messengernoun

(Scotland) A messenger-at-arms.

Messagenoun

a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled;

‘he sent a three-word message’;

Messengerverb

(transitive) To send something by messenger.

‘I'll messenger over the signed documents.’;

Messagenoun

what a communication that is about something is about

Messengernoun

One who bears a message; the bearer of a verbal or written communication, notice, or invitation, from one person to another, or to a public body; specifically, an office servant who bears messages.

Messageverb

send a message to;

‘She messaged the committee’;

Messengernoun

One who, or that which, foreshows, or foretells.

‘Yon gray linesThat fret the clouds are messengers of day.’;

Messageverb

send as a message;

‘She messaged the final report by fax’;

Messengernoun

A hawser passed round the capstan, and having its two ends lashed together to form an endless rope or chain; - formerly used for heaving in the cable.

Messageverb

send a message;

‘There is no messaging service at this company’;

Messengernoun

A person appointed to perform certain ministerial duties under bankrupt and insolvent laws, such as to take charge of the estate of the bankrupt or insolvent.

Messagenoun

a verbal, written, or recorded communication sent to or left for a recipient who cannot be contacted directly

‘if I'm not there leave a message on the answerphone’;

Messengernoun

a person who carries a message

Messagenoun

an email or similar electronic communication

‘select an option to delete your mail messages’;

Messagenoun

an electronic communication generated automatically by a computer program and displayed on a screen

‘an error message’;

Messagenoun

a communication from a prophet or preacher, believed to be inspired by God

‘Jesus and his followers were promulgating a specifically Judaic message for Judaic adherents’;

Messagenoun

a television or radio advertisement

‘we'll be back after these messages’;

Messagenoun

a significant political, social, or moral point that is being conveyed by a film, speech, etc.

‘a campaign to get the message about home security across’;

Messagenoun

an errand

‘he would run those interminable messages after school to the bookie’;

Messagenoun

things bought on an errand; shopping.

Messageverb

send a message to (someone), especially by email

‘I was messaged by a Californian contact for some information’; ‘the software package incorporates messaging, scheduling, and workflow functions’;

Message

A message is a discrete unit of communication intended by the source for consumption by some recipient or group of recipients. A message may be delivered by various means, including courier, telegraphy, carrier pigeon and electronic bus.

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