tidings

  • 1 Tidings — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 tidings — (n.) announcement of an event, 1069, from O.E. tidung event, occurrence, piece of news, perhaps in part a verbal noun from O.E. tidan to happen, in part from O.N. tiðendi (pl.) events, news, from tiðr (adj.) occurring, from PIE *di ti (see TIDE… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 tidings — index intelligence (news), report (detailed account), story (narrative) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 tidings — *news, intelligence, advice …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 tidings — [n] greetings, news advice, bulletin, communication, dirt, information, intelligence, message, report, word; concept 274 …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 tidings — ► PLURAL NOUN literary ▪ news; information. ORIGIN Old English …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 tidings — [tī′diŋz] pl.n. [ME, pl. of tidinge < OE tidung (< tidan: see TIDE2); akin to Ger zeitung, newspaper] news; information …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 tidings — n. 1) to bear, bring tidings 2) to receive tidings 3) glad; sad tidings * * * [ taɪdɪŋz] bring tidings sad tidings glad to bear to receive tidings …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 Tidings — Infobox Album | Name = Tidings Type = Album Artist = Allison Crowe Released = November 11, 2003 Recorded = 2003/4 Genre = Rock Length = 51:17 Label = Rubenesque Records Ltd. Producer = Larry Anschell Reviews = * The Toronto Sun rating|4|4… …

    Wikipedia

  • 10 tidings — [[t]ta͟ɪdɪŋz[/t]] N PLURAL: usu adj N, oft N of n You can use tidings to refer to news that someone tells you. [FORMAL, OLD FASHIONED] He hated always to be the bearer of bad tidings... I dare to hope that your heart will be touched by the… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 tidings — /tuy dingz/, n. (sometimes used with a sing. v.) news, information, or intelligence: sad tidings. [bef. 1100; ME; OE tidung; c. D tijding, G Zeitung news; akin to ON tithindi. See TIDE2, ING1] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 12 tidings — tid|ings [ˈtaıdıŋz] n [plural] [: Old English; Origin: tidung event, piece of news , from tidan to happen ] old use news good/glad tidings (=good news) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 tidings — tid|ings [ taıdıŋz ] noun plural an old word meaning news : glad/good tidings (=good news) …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 tidings — [OE] Tidings is etymologically ‘that which happens’. It is closely related to English tide, in the sense ‘happen’ (as in betide). It was adapted from Old Norse títhendi ‘happenings, events, news’, a derivative of the adjective títhr ‘happening’.… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 15 tidings — noun (plural) old use news: good/glad tidings (=good news) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 tidings — plural noun, literary what tidings do you bring us from across the wide ocean? Syn: news, information, intelligence, word, reports, dispatches, notification, communication, latest; informal info, scuttlebutt, lowdown, scoop …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 tidings — n news, word, notification, advice; good news, glad tidings; bad news; information, Inf. low down, Inf. scoop, Sl. dope, Sl. poop; talk, rumor, buzz, whisper, Inf. scuttlebutt, Inf. hearsay, Archaic. bruit …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 18 tidings — UK [ˈtaɪdɪŋz] / US noun [plural] an old word meaning news glad/good tidings (= good news) …

    English dictionary

  • 19 tidings — ti•dings [[t]ˈtaɪ dɪŋz[/t]] n. (sometimes used with a sing. v.) news, information, or notification: sad tidings[/ex] • Etymology: bef. 1100; ME; late OE tīdung, perh. as calque of ON tīthindi. See tide II, ing I …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 tidings — /ˈtaɪdɪŋz / (say tuydingz) plural noun news, information, or intelligence: sad tidings. {Middle English; Old English tīdung (related to German Zeitung newspaper), from tīdan happen} …

    Australian English dictionary