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message (content)

Definition:

what a communication that is about something is about

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Plural:

messages

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

content | subject matter | substance | msg. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

"communication transmitted via a messenger", from Old French message, from...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of message...

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

subject matter

the substance or main theme of a book, discussion, debate, etc (11 of 362 words, 8 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/subject-matter

Wikipedia:

Subject matter [disambiguation]

anything which can be content for some theory. Subject matter may refer to: Patentable subject matter (or statutory subject matter), defining whether patent protection is available | Subject-matter jurisdiction, determining the kinds of claims or... (34 of 128 words, 4 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Subject matter

Macmillan British Dictionary:

subject matter [uncountable]

the things that are discussed in a speech or a piece of writing, or are shown in a piece of art (21 of 59 words, 1 usage example)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/subject-matter

Merriam-Webster:

subject matter

matter presented for consideration in discussion, thought, or study (9 of 58 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/subject matter

Oxford Dictionary:

subject matter

the topic dealt with or the subject represented in a debate, exposition, or work of art (16 of 47 words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/subject-matter

Random House Dictionary:

subject matter

the substance of a discussion, book, writing, etc., as distinguished from its form or style. | the matter that is subject to some action. | the matter ... (25 of 37 words, 3 definitions)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/subject-matter

Cambridge Dictionary:

subject matter

the things that are being talked or written about or used as the subject of a piece of art, etc. (20 of 33 words, 1 usage example)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/subject-matter

New World Dictionary:

subject matter

the thing or things considered in a book, course of instruction, discussion, etc. (13 of 15 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/subject-matter

American Heritage Dictionary:

subject matter

Matter under consideration in a written work or speech; a theme. (11 of 14 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/subject-matter

Wiktionary:

message | messages [plural] | messaged [past tense] | messaging [present participle] | msg [abbreviation] | text [synonym, sense-specific]

A communication, or what is communicated; any concept or information conveyed. | An underlying theme or conclusion to be drawn from something. | A text message | An instant message | An email | To send a message to; to transmit a message to, e.g. as... (41 of 95 words, 9 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/message

Columbia Encyclopedia:

substance

in philosophy, term used to denote the changeless substratum presumed in some philosophies to be present in all being. Aristotle defined substance as ... (23 of 162 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0847072​.html

Britannica Encyclopedia:

communication [social behaviour]

the exchange of meanings between individuals through a common system of symbols. This article treats the functions, types, and psychology of ... (21 of 1830 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/129024​/communication

Encarta Dictionary:

subject matter

the matter dealt with in a book, movie, discussion, or other medium (12 of 30 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861716474​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

message

First use: about 1300

Origin: "communication transmitted via a messenger", from Old French message, from Medieval Latin missaticum, from Latin missus, past ... (19 of 75 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=message

Collins Dictionary:

message

First use: 13th century

Origin: from Old French, from Vulgar Latin missāticum (unattested) something sent, from Latin missus, past participle of mittere to send

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/message

American Heritage Dictionary:

message | messaged [past tense] | messaging [present participle] | messages [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin missāticum, from Latin missus, past participle of mittere, to send.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/message

New World Dictionary:

message | messaged [past tense] | messaging [present participle]

Origin: Old French from Medieval Latin missaticum from past participle of Latin mittere, to send: see "mission"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/message

Oxford Dictionary:

message | mail message | messages

Origin: Middle English: from Old French, based on Latin missus, past participle of mittere "send"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/message

Wiktionary:

message | messages [plural] | messaged [past tense] | messaging [present participle]

Origin: Old French, from Late Latin missaticum, from Latin mittere, missum ("to send").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/message

Merriam-Webster:

message [entry 1, noun]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin missaticum, from Latin missus, past participle of mittere

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/message

Encarta Dictionary:

message | messages [plural] | messaged [past tense] | messaging [present participle]

First use: 13th century

Origin: French from Latin missus, past participle of mittere "send"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861629451​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

message | messages [plural] | messaged [past tense] | messaging [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "message"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/message

Collins Dictionary:

message

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "message"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/message

Macmillan American Dictionary:

message [noun] | messages [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "message"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/message

message [transitive, verb] | messaged [past tense] | messaging [present participle] | messages [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "message"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/message 17

Macmillan British Dictionary:

message | messages [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "message"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/message

message [transitive, verb] | messaged [past tense] | messaging [present participle] | messages [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "message"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/message 17

Cambridge Dictionary:

message [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "message"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "message"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/message 2

the Free Dictionary:

message

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "message"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "message"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "message" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/message

Google Dictionary:

message | messages [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "message"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

message

Audio: North American pronunciation of "message"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=messag​01 word=message

YourDictionary Audio:

message

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "message" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/message

freedictionary.org:

Message

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Message" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=message

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