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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A newspaper.
  • noun An official journal.
  • noun Chiefly British An announcement in an official journal.
  • transitive verb Chiefly British To announce or publish in an official journal or in a newspaper.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A newspaper; a sheet of paper containing an account of current events and transactions: often used as the specific name of a newspaper.
  • noun Specifically, one of the three official newspapers of Great Britain, published in London (semi-weekly, first established at Oxford in 1665), Edinburgh, and Dublin, containing, among other things, lists of appointments and promotions in all branches of the public service, and of public honors awarded, and also lists of persons declared bankrupt.
  • noun Hence An official or authoritative report or announcement in or as if in the Gazette.
  • To insert in a gazette; announce or publish in a gazette—specifically, in one of the three official Gazettes of Great Britain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A newspaper; a printed sheet published periodically; esp., the official journal published by the British government, and containing legal and state notices.
  • transitive verb To announce or publish in a gazette; to announce officially, as an appointment, or a case of bankruptcy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A newspaper; a printed sheet published periodically; especially, the official journal published by the British government, and containing legal and state notices.
  • verb To publish in a gazette
  • verb UK to announce the status of in an official gazette. This pertained to both appointments and bankruptcies.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb publish in a gazette
  • noun a newspaper or official journal

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French, from Italian gazzetta, probably from Italian dialectal gazeta, a small coin (possibly from the price).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

1605; from French gazette, from Italian gazzetta, from Venetian gazeta dele novità (17th cent.), named for the gazeta ‘halfpenny’ (first minted 1539), diminutive of Latin gāza ‘treasure’, from Ancient Greek γάζα (gáza), from Persian ganj ‘royal treasury’ (mod. گنجینه (ganjineh)). The Venetian gazeta (newspaper) cost a gazeta (coin).

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