1. A written message; a letter, note or memo.
  2. One who is sent; a messenger.
    Whiles I stood rapt in the wonder of it came missives from the King, who all hailed me ‘Thane of Cawdor,’ by which title these Weird Sisters saluted me and referred me to the coming on of time with ‘Hail king that shalt be.’


  1. Specially sent; intended or prepared to be sent.
    a letter missive
  2. missile

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