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

  • noun plural Information or news.

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

  • noun plural Account of what has taken place, and was not before known; news.

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  • noun Plural form of tiding.

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  • noun information about recent and important events


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

[Middle English tiding, tithand, report, piece of news, from Old Norse tīdhendi, events, from tīdhr, occurring; see dā- in Indo-European roots.]


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  • "_Early tidings are bad tidings_, so runs the saw, and thy looks give weight to it."

    Eric Brighteyes Henry Rider Haggard 1890

  • When you wonder that good tidings is not known or advertized, you have only to recolect that of the other works the Bookseler has Half, and of this nothing.

    Letter 135 2009

  • This week, in case you have missed the glad tidings, is Chocolate Week.

    Buy of the day Kate Carter 2010

  • Especially in an endeavor like investing, emotion becomes the enemy of reason, and immediate fear can be manipulated by experts to trump longer-term tidings of good fortune.

    Bears Being Gored by Bulls on Wall Street 2008

  • It's a care package of sorts for the three Serbian youths, but definitely not tangible tidings from the homeland. - Youthful Serbs take first steps in NBA journey 2003

  • Indeed, to behead the messenger of bad tidings is not a Canadian invention.

    Free Markets, Foreign Exchange and the International Monetary Market 1986

  • It was as if we brought them glad tidings from the absent ones, and they expressed their joy by lusty cheers.

    At the Heart of the Empire 1912

  • In vain the poor prisoner asks questions, no answer is ever made, no tidings from the outside world ever given.

    Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences 1815-1897 1898

  • The tumult of the preceding night, by dispersing the servants of Ellerslie, had so alarmed the poor cottagers, that with one accord they fled to their kindred on the hills, amid those fastnesses of nature, to await tidings from the valley, of when all should be still, and they might return in peace.

    The Scottish Chiefs 1875

  • Day after day passed, and no tidings from the north.

    The Scottish Chiefs 1875


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