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tid·ings

 (tī′dĭngs)
pl.n.
Information or news: tidings of great joy; sad tidings.

[Middle English tiding, tithand, report, piece of news, from Old Norse tīdhendi, events, from tīdhr, occurring; see dā- in Indo-European roots.]

tidings

(ˈtaɪdɪŋz)
pl n
information or news
[Old English tīdung; related to Middle Low German tīdinge information, Old Norse tidhendi events; see tide2]

ti•dings

(ˈtaɪ dɪŋz)

n. (sometimes used with a sing. v.)
news, information, or notification: sad tidings.
[before 1100; Middle English; late Old English tīdung, perhaps as calque of Old Norse tīthindi. See tide2, -ing1]

tidings

- Probably comes from Old Norse tithindi, "news of events."
See also related terms for news.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tidings - information about recent and important eventstidings - information about recent and important events; "they awaited news of the outcome"
info, information - a message received and understood
good word - good news
latest - the most recent news or development; "have you heard the latest?"
update - news that updates your information

tidings

plural noun news, report, word, message, latest (informal), information, communication, intelligence, bulletin, gen (Brit. informal) He hated always being the bearer of bad tidings.
Translations
أنْباء
zprávy
tíîindi, fréttir
vēstsziņa

tidings

[ˈtaɪdɪŋz] NPL (o.f. or liter) → noticias fpl

tidings

[ˈtaɪdɪŋz] nplnouvelle f
to be the bearer of bad tidings → être le porteur de mauvaises nouvelles

tidings

pl (old, liter)Kunde f (old, liter), → Botschaft f (liter), → Nachricht f

tidings

[ˈtaɪdɪŋz] npl (old) → notizie fpl

tidings

(ˈtaidiŋz) noun plural
news. They brought tidings of a great victory.
References in classic literature ?
His eyes fell on the still, upright, and rigid form of the "Indian runner," who had borne to the camp the unwelcome tidings of the preceding evening.
But first, sir, if you desire tidings of this lost document, I must crave the favor of a little talk with your fair daughter Alice.
Marry, good Sir, in some two years, or less, that the woman has been a dweller here in Boston, no tidings have come of this learned gentleman, Master Prynne; and his young wife, look you, being left to her own misguidance -- "
From his complete inattention to the tidings, you would think that moody Ahab had not heard his menial.
But quickly they returned to him with the tidings that the Parsee was nowhere to be found.
He was paid the fabulous sum of seventeen and a half cents an hour; and as it proved a rush day and he worked until nearly seven o'clock in the evening, he went home to the family with the tidings that he had earned more than a dollar and a half in a single day!
When, at last, Haley appeared, booted and spurred, he was saluted with the bad tidings on every hand.
As the days went by, and still no tidings of her came, his conscience began to torture him, and he caused proclamation to be made that if she were yet living and would return, he would oppose her no longer, she might marry whom she would.
Never having enjoyed, to any considerable extent, her soothing presence, her tender and watch- ful care, I received the tidings of her death with much the same emotions I should have probably felt at the death of a stranger.
To Isabella, the relief of such tidings was very great, and they were scarcely less acceptable to Emma on her father's account, who was immediately set as much at ease on the subject as his nervous constitution allowed; but the alarm that had been raised could not be appeased so as to admit of any comfort for him while he continued at Randalls.
Rochester's announcement, seemed now forgotten: her eyes, fixed on the blank wall opposite, expressed the surprise of a quiet mind stirred by unwonted tidings.
These better tidings encouraged Miss Garth to withdraw to her own room, and to take the rest which she needed sorely.