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Meaning of TIDINGS

Pronunciation:  'tIdingz

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  new information about specific and timely events; "they awaited news of the outcome"

TIDINGS is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: intelligence, news, word
 See Also: good word, info, information, update



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ti"dings\, n. pl. [OE. tidinge, ti?inge, tidinde, from
or influenced by Icel. t[=i]?indi; akin to Dan. tidende, Sw.
tidning, G. zeung, AS. t[=i]dan to happen, E. betide, tide.
See {Tide}, v. i. & n.]
Account of what has taken place, and was not before known;

      I shall make my master glad with these tidings. --Shak.

      Full well the busy whisper, circling round, Conveyed
      the dismal tidings when he frowned.      --Goldsmith.

Note: Although tidings is plural in form, it has been used
      also as a singular. By Shakespeare it was used
      indiscriminately as a singular or plural.

            Now near the tidings of our comfort is. --Shak.

            Tidings to the contrary Are brought your eyes.

Syn: News; advice; information; intelligence.

Usage: {Tidings}, {News}. The term news denotes recent
       intelligence from any quarter; the term tidings
       denotes intelligence expected from a particular
       quarter, showing what has there betided. We may be
       indifferent as to news, but are always more or less
       interested in tidings. We read the news daily; we wait
       for tidings respecting an absent friend or an
       impending battle. We may be curious to hear the news;
       we are always anxious for tidings.

             Evil news rides post, while good news baits.

             What tidings dost thou bring?     --Addison.