Learner's definition of MESSAGE
1 [count] : a piece of information that is sent or given to someone
an e-mail message
deliver/send/receive a message
Did you get my message?
She has received messages of support/sympathy from hundreds of people.
Were there any messages for me? = Did anyone leave a message for me?
I left a message on her answering machine.
He's not here right now. Can I take a message?
The computer displayed an error message. [=a message indicating that an error has occurred]
2 [singular] : an important idea that someone is trying to express in a book, movie, speech, etc.
I liked the story but I didn't really agree with the book's message.
He believed in the church's message of forgiveness.
She hopes the speech will help her to get the party's message across. [=help her to tell people what the party believes or stands for]
get the messageinformal
: to understand something that is not being said directly
When they didn't return my phone calls, I finally got the message. [=I finally realized that they did not want to talk to me]
He gave her an angry look, hoping she'd get the message.
: saying things that do not agree with the official position of a political group or party
: saying things that agree with the official position of a political group or party