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I overanalyze things way too much, to the point where it affects my life. Like, when I'm talking to a boy, I'll overanalyze a text message he sent. And I have to think to myself, 'Just chill out. Some guy sent me a text message. That's all. Don't read something into it that's not there. Just be glad he sent you a text message!'
Lucy Hale

Meaning of "text message" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TEXT MESSAGE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TEXT MESSAGE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Text message is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TEXT MESSAGE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

text message

Text messaging

Text messaging, or texting, is the act of composing and sending a brief, electronic message between two or more mobile phones, or fixed or portable devices over a phone network. The term originally referred to messages sent using the Short Message Service. It has grown to include messages containing image, video, and sound content. The sender of a text message is known as a texter, while the service itself has different colloquialisms depending on the region. It may simply be referred to as a text in North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines, an SMS in most of mainland Europe, and a TMS or SMS in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Text messages can be used to interact with automated systems to, for example, order products or services, or participate in contests. Advertisers and service providers use direct text marketing to message mobile phone users about promotions, payment due dates, etcetera instead of using mail, e-mail or voicemail.

Definition of text message in the English dictionary

The definition of text message in the dictionary is a written message sent by means of a mobile phone.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TEXT MESSAGE

text
text editor
text file
text messaging
text neck
text processing
textbook
textbookish
texter
textile
textiles
texting
textism
textless
textonym
textorial
textphone
textual
textual critic
textual criticism

WORDS THAT END LIKE TEXT MESSAGE

dressage
error message
get the message
head massage
instant message
massage
message
Northwest Passage
off message
off-message
passage
repassage
rite de passage
rite of passage
rite-of-passage
stone massage
subliminal message
Swedish massage
telephone message
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Synonyms and antonyms of text message in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «text message» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TEXT MESSAGE

Find out the translation of text message to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of text message from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «text message» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

文字短信息
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mensaje de texto
570 millions of speakers

English

text message
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पाठ संदेश
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رِسَالَةٌ قَصِيرَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

текстовое сообщение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mensagem de texto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লিখিত বার্তা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

texto
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

mesej teks
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

SMS
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

テキストメッセージ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

문자 메시지
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pesen teks
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tin nhắn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உரை செய்தி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लिखित संदेश
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

SMS
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sms
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wiadomość tekstowa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

текстове повідомлення
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mesaj text
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μήνυμα κειμένου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

SMS-boodskap
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sms
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tekstmelding
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of text message

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TEXT MESSAGE»

The term «text message» is very widely used and occupies the 6.881 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TEXT MESSAGE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about text message

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7 QUOTES WITH «TEXT MESSAGE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word text message.
1
Garcelle Beauvais
It only took one text message to change my life. That's when I discovered my loving husband had been unfaithful. His infidelities ended our marriage.
2
Bryan Callen
Compare sending someone a text message and getting a love letter delivered by carrier pigeon. No contest.
3
Ariana Grande
I met India Arie, who is one of my favorite artists of all time. It was really sweet; I was broken up with a month before, and she stayed up texting me all night and was helping me through it. Her text message looks like a song of hers. She's sort of become my fairy godmother.
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Lucy Hale
I overanalyze things way too much, to the point where it affects my life. Like, when I'm talking to a boy, I'll overanalyze a text message he sent. And I have to think to myself, 'Just chill out. Some guy sent me a text message. That's all. Don't read something into it that's not there. Just be glad he sent you a text message!'
5
Aaron Patzer
Because Mint has access to all of your bank accounts and credit cards, we can detect fraud or unusual spending patterns faster than your bank, then send an email or text message alert to users.
6
Stuart Scott
I've got corporate executives, my bosses... this is true... who will text message me... and say, 'Hey a, heard you had chemotherapy today, want me to stop by and pick you up something to eat and bring it to you?' Whose boss does that? My bosses do that.
7
Danielle Steel
People have entire relationships via text message now, but I am not partial to texting. I need context, nuance and the warmth and tone that can only come from a human voice.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TEXT MESSAGE»

Discover the use of text message in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to text message and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Lost in A Text Message
What does that mean? Better yet, you are forced to ask your kids what it means. So go ahead, glean the pages ahead, you will get an idea what your kids and friends are trying to tell you so you won't be ..... "Lost In A Text Message,"
Taylor Keane Crumley, 2008
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Motorola ATRIX For Dummies
The concept of sending a text message is similar to sending an email message. Both methods of communication have advantages and disadvantages. Text messages are short and to the point. They're informal, more like a quick chat. Indeed ...
Dan Gookin, Bill Loguidice, 2011
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Droid 4 For Dummies
Because most cell phones sport a text-messaging feature, you can send a text message to just about any mobile number. The process works like this: 1. Open the Text Messaging app. 2. If the app opens to a specific conversation, press the  ...
Sandra Geisler, 2012
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'tmsg': Text Messaging Survival Guide
Ever wanted to learn text messaging to decipher what your kids are texting or learn text messaging so you can send a quick message? This book will show you how!
Evie Shoeman, Jack Shoeman, 2007
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HTC ThunderBolt For Dummies
A text message can also be sent to everyone in a contact group. See Chapter 8 for details. Continue a conversation at any time: Open the Messages application, peruse the list of existing conversations, and touch one to review what has been  ...
Sandra Geisler, 2011
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The Inside Text: Social, Cultural and Design Perspectives on SMS
The text message transports the sender's thoughts to the recipient, offering the sender freedom from the constraints of the immediate environment; the aim is escape. However, escape in this case is primarily based on the contact established ...
Richard Harper, Leysia Ann Palen, A. Taylor, 2006
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Android Phones For Dummies
As long as you have a mobile number to send to, or a contact with a mobile phone, you can fire away the text message. Here's how it works: 1. Open the phone's texting app. You see a list of current conversations (if any), organized by contact ...
Sandra Geisler, 2014
8
Flirting 101: How to Charm Your Way to Love, Friendship, and ...
It's the LSest way to KIT (keep in touch) and if you don't know how to text message YBS (you'll be sorry). Text messaging is a whole new language and one that's worth learning if you are at all serious about flirting. Just in case you are a text ...
Andrew Bryant, Michelle Lia Lewis, 2010
9
Droid X2 For Dummies
Whenever a new text message comes in, you see a message appear at the top of the Droid X2 touchscreen. The message goes away quickly, and then you see the New Text Message notification, shown in the margin. To view the message, ...
Sandra Geisler, 2011
10
Comprehending Functional Text, Grades 6 - 8
Name: Date: Results of a recent study showed that over 30 percent of Americans prefer receiving a text message instead of a telephone call. Texting is a form of informal communication. It has its own etiquette and lingo. A text message should  ...
Schyrlet Cameron, Suzanne Myers, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TEXT MESSAGE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term text message is used in the context of the following news items.
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950 million Android phones can be hijacked by malicious text
Almost all Android mobile devices available today are susceptible to hacks that can execute malicious code when they are sent a malformed text message or the ... «Ars Technica, Jul 15»
2
Text message leads police to kidnapped woman
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — A woman kidnapped in Clarksville was taken to a hotel in Louisiana, where she was beaten, raped and held against her will until she ... «USA TODAY, Jun 15»
3
Apple (Kind of) Fixes iPhone-Crashing Text Message Bug
Apple doesn't yet have an official fix for a bug in iOS that makes it possible for a specific text message to crash iPhones and reportedly other devices -- but the ... «NBCNews.com, May 15»
4
This Single Text Message Can Crash Your iPhone
A single line of text, sent via text message, has the power to crash an iPhone. The bug, which popped up on Reddit Tuesday afternoon, can force a recipient's ... «Huffington Post, May 15»
5
Woman claims flight crew denied call to suicidal husband after she …
A Wisconsin woman says Southwest Airlines refused to let her call her husband after she received a troubling text message shortly before her flight was ... «New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV, May 15»
6
Missouri House Speaker John Diehl admits sexually charged …
JEFFERSON CITY —Text messages obtained by The Star reveal a sexually charged relationship between House Speaker John Diehl and a college freshman in ... «Kansas City Star, May 15»
7
8 criminal cases dropped over SF text message scandal
The San Francisco district attorney's office has dismissed eight criminal cases because they were investigated by one of 14 city police officers implicated in ... «SFGate, May 15»
8
SFPD Captain Among 7 Officers Facing Termination in Text
All of the text messages implicating a total of 14 officers were recovered from ex-SFPD Sgt. Ian Furminger's cellphone during a federal criminal investigation. «KQED, Apr 15»
9
Racist, homophobic texts by San Francisco police trigger case reviews
A slew of racist and homophobic text messages exchanged between San Francisco police in a fellow officer's corruption case has forced prosecutors and ... «Los Angeles Times, Mar 15»
10
San Francisco Cops Said It Was Legal To Murder Black Man …
The text messages came to light after the Attorney General's office filed a motion to release the texts to keep former SFPD Sgt. Ian Furminger in custody as a way ... «ThinkProgress, Mar 15»

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