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Definition of RUMOR

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Rumor \Ru"mor\, n. [F. rumeur, L. rumor; cf. rumificare, rumitare to rumor, Skr. ru to cry.] [Written also {rumour}.]
     1. A flying or popular report; the common talk; hence, public fame; notoriety. [1913 Webster]

              This rumor of him went forth throughout all Judea, and throughout all the region round about. --Luke vii. 17. [1913 Webster]

              Great is the rumor of this dreadful knight. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. A current story passing from one person to another, without any known authority for its truth; -- in this sense often personified. [1913 Webster]

              Rumor next, and Chance,
              And Tumult, and Confusion, all embroiled. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     3. A prolonged, indistinct noise. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Rumor \Ru"mor\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rumored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rumoring}.] To report by rumor; to tell. [1913 Webster]

           'T was rumored
           My father 'scaped from out the citadel.  --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

60 Moby Thesaurus words for "rumor":
     announce, blab, break the news, breathe, bring word, bruit, bruit about, buzz, canard, chat, circulate, common talk, cry, flying rumor, give a report, give tidings of, gossip, grapevine, hearsay, idea afloat, info, inform, information, intimate, latrine rumor, leak, low-down, make known, mumble, mutter, news, news stirring, noise abroad, on dit, on-dit, pass around, poop, put about, rehearse, relate, report, reveal, roorback, rumble, rumor, say, scoop, scuttlebutt, suggest, susurration, talk, tattle, tell, tidings, tittle-tattle, town talk, unconfirmed report, undertone, whisper, write up


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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