rumour


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ru·mour

 (ro͞o′mər)
n. & v. Chiefly British
Variant of rumor.

rumour

(ˈruːmə) or

rumor

n
1.
a. information, often a mixture of truth and untruth, passed around verbally
b. (in combination): a rumour-monger.
2. gossip or hearsay
3. archaic din or clamour
4. obsolete fame or reputation
vb
5. (tr; usually passive) to pass around or circulate in the form of a rumour: it is rumoured that the Queen is coming.
6. literary to make or cause to make a murmuring noise
[C14: via Old French from Latin rūmor common talk; related to Old Norse rymja to roar, Sanskrit rāut he cries]

rumour


Past participle: rumoured
Gerund: rumouring

Imperative
rumour
rumour
Present
I rumour
you rumour
he/she/it rumours
we rumour
you rumour
they rumour
Preterite
I rumoured
you rumoured
he/she/it rumoured
we rumoured
you rumoured
they rumoured
Present Continuous
I am rumouring
you are rumouring
he/she/it is rumouring
we are rumouring
you are rumouring
they are rumouring
Present Perfect
I have rumoured
you have rumoured
he/she/it has rumoured
we have rumoured
you have rumoured
they have rumoured
Past Continuous
I was rumouring
you were rumouring
he/she/it was rumouring
we were rumouring
you were rumouring
they were rumouring
Past Perfect
I had rumoured
you had rumoured
he/she/it had rumoured
we had rumoured
you had rumoured
they had rumoured
Future
I will rumour
you will rumour
he/she/it will rumour
we will rumour
you will rumour
they will rumour
Future Perfect
I will have rumoured
you will have rumoured
he/she/it will have rumoured
we will have rumoured
you will have rumoured
they will have rumoured
Future Continuous
I will be rumouring
you will be rumouring
he/she/it will be rumouring
we will be rumouring
you will be rumouring
they will be rumouring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rumouring
you have been rumouring
he/she/it has been rumouring
we have been rumouring
you have been rumouring
they have been rumouring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rumouring
you will have been rumouring
he/she/it will have been rumouring
we will have been rumouring
you will have been rumouring
they will have been rumouring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rumouring
you had been rumouring
he/she/it had been rumouring
we had been rumouring
you had been rumouring
they had been rumouring
Conditional
I would rumour
you would rumour
he/she/it would rumour
we would rumour
you would rumour
they would rumour
Past Conditional
I would have rumoured
you would have rumoured
he/she/it would have rumoured
we would have rumoured
you would have rumoured
they would have rumoured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rumour - gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouthrumour - gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
scuttlebutt, gossip, comment - a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people; "the divorce caused much gossip"
Verb1.rumour - tell or spread rumors; "It was rumored that the next president would be a woman"
dish the dirt, gossip - wag one's tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies; "She won't dish the dirt"

rumour

noun story, news, report, talk, word, whisper, buzz, gossip, dirt (U.S. slang), hearsay, canard, tidings, scuttlebutt (U.S. slang), bush telegraph, bruit (archaic) There's a strange rumour going around.
be rumoured be said, be told, be reported, be published, be circulated, be whispered, be passed around, be put about, be noised abroad It was rumoured that he'd been interned in an asylum.
Translations
إشَاعَةإشاعَهشائِعَه
drbyfámazvěsti
rygte
huhukuulopuhe
glasina
rémhírszóbeszéd
kjaftasaga, slúîurorîrómur
うわさ
소문
fama
baumas
zvesť
rykte
ข่าวลือ
tin đồn

rumour

rumor (US) [ˈruːməʳ]
A. Nrumor m
rumour has it thatse rumorea que ..., corre la voz de que ...
B. VT it is rumoured thatse rumorea que ..., corre la voz de que ...
he is rumoured to be richse rumorea que es rico

rumour

[ˈruːmər] (British) rumor (US)
nrumeur f
It's just a rumour → Ce n'est qu'une rumeur.
vt
it is rumoured that ... → le bruit court que ...
it was rumoured that ... → le bruit courait que
They are rumoured to be splitting up → Le bruit court qu'ils se séparent.rumour mill (British) rumor mill (US) n (= source of rumours) → machine f à rumeursrumour-monger [ˈruːmərmʌŋgər] (British) rumor-monger (US) ncolporteur m de rumeurs

rumour

, (US) rumor
nGerücht nt; rumour has it that …es geht das Gerücht, dass …; as rumour has itwie es Gerüchten zufolge heißt; there are rumours of wares gehen Kriegsgerüchte um; have you heard the rumours?hast dus schon gehört?
vt it is rumoured that …es geht das Gerücht, dass …; (through gossip) → man munkelt, dass …; he is rumoured to be in LondonGerüchten zufolge ist er in London; he is rumoured to be richer soll angeblich reich sein; his rumoured relationship with a modeldie ihm nachgesagte Beziehung zu einem Model

rumour

, (US) rumor:
rumour mill
n (inf, pej)Gerüchteküche f (inf, pej)
rumour-monger
nGerüchtemacher(in) m(f), → Klatschbase f (pej)
rumour-mongering
n no plKlatscherei f (pej), → Verbreitung f no plvon Gerüchten

rumour

rumor (Am) [ˈruːməʳ]
1. nvoce f
rumour has it that ... → corre voce che... + sub
2. vt it is rumoured that ...si dice in giro che... + sub

rumour

(American) rumor (ˈruːmə) noun
1. a piece of news or a story passed from person to person, which may not be true. I heard a rumour that you had got a new job.
2. general talk or gossip. Don't listen to rumour.

rumour

إشَاعَة fáma rygte Gerücht φήμη rumor huhu rumeur glasina diceria うわさ 소문 gerucht rykte pogłoska rumor слух rykte ข่าวลือ söylenti tin đồn 谣言
References in classic literature ?
Again a mystic sisterhood would contumaciously assert itself, as she met the sanctified frown of some matron, who, according to the rumour of all tongues, had kept cold snow within her bosom throughout life.
There was a strange rumour in Highbury of all the little Perrys being seen with a slice of Mrs.
No rumour of Lucy's marriage had yet reached him:--he knew nothing of what had passed; and the first hours of his visit were consequently spent in hearing and in wondering.
I began to cherish hopes I had no right to conceive: that the match was broken off; that rumour had been mistaken; that one or both parties had changed their minds.
The rumour goes,' he added, in a lower tone, 'that Edgar Linton is on his death-bed: perhaps they exaggerate his illness?
At last, after several hours, when sundry summer-houses had been pulled down, and some area-railings had been torn up, to arm the more belligerent spirits, a rumour got about that the Guards were coming.
What are my agony and indignation next day, when I hear a flying rumour that the Misses Nettingall have stood Miss Shepherd in the stocks for turning in her toes!
Now a rumour of the slaying had got abroad among the women, who had heard cries and seen the flashing of spears above the fence, and from the women it had come to the regiment of the Bees, who advanced to the gates of the kraal singing.
Waldemar brought the rumour to Prince John, announcing, that he feared its truth the more that they had set out with a small attendance, for the purpose of committing an assault on the Saxon Cedric and his attendants.
Soon the rumour began to spread through the town, that something extraordinary was about to happen, and such a crowd began to collect that the guards had to be called out to keep order, and to make a way for the enchanted horse.
Small sounds carried far; domestic sounds out of the houses were clearly audible on either side of the roadway; and the rumour of the approach of any passenger preceded him by a long time.
Rumour, in this instance, did no more than justice to the truth; and over the sickbed many confidences were exchanged, and clouds that had been growing for years passed away in a few hours, and as fond mankind loves to hope, for ever.