3 definitions found

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

Rumor \Ru"mor\, noun [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.

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

Great is the rumor of this dreadful knight. --Shak.

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

Rumor next, and Chance, And Tumult, and Confusion, all embroiled. --Milton.

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

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

Rumor \Ru"mor\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Rumored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rumoring}.] To report by rumor; to tell.

'T was rumored My father 'scaped from out the citadel. --Dryden.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth [syn: {rumor}, {rumour}, {hearsay}]


1: tell or spread rumors; "It was rumored that the next president would be a woman" [syn: {rumor}, {rumour}, {bruit}]

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