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1. A piece of unverified information of uncertain origin usually spread by word of mouth.
2. Unverified information received from another; hearsay.
tr.v. ru·mored, ru·mor·ing, ru·mors
To spread or tell by rumor.

[Middle English rumour, from Old French, from Latin rūmor.]


(ˈru mər)

1. a story or statement in general circulation without confirmation or certainty as to facts: rumors of war.
2. gossip; hearsay.
3. Archaic. a clamor; din.
4. to report, circulate, or assert by a rumor.
Also, esp. Brit.,ru′mour.
[1325–75; Middle English rumour < Middle French < Latin rūmor]


Past participle: rumored
Gerund: rumoring

I rumor
you rumor
he/she/it rumors
we rumor
you rumor
they rumor
I rumored
you rumored
he/she/it rumored
we rumored
you rumored
they rumored
Present Continuous
I am rumoring
you are rumoring
he/she/it is rumoring
we are rumoring
you are rumoring
they are rumoring
Present Perfect
I have rumored
you have rumored
he/she/it has rumored
we have rumored
you have rumored
they have rumored
Past Continuous
I was rumoring
you were rumoring
he/she/it was rumoring
we were rumoring
you were rumoring
they were rumoring
Past Perfect
I had rumored
you had rumored
he/she/it had rumored
we had rumored
you had rumored
they had rumored
I will rumor
you will rumor
he/she/it will rumor
we will rumor
you will rumor
they will rumor
Future Perfect
I will have rumored
you will have rumored
he/she/it will have rumored
we will have rumored
you will have rumored
they will have rumored
Future Continuous
I will be rumoring
you will be rumoring
he/she/it will be rumoring
we will be rumoring
you will be rumoring
they will be rumoring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rumoring
you have been rumoring
he/she/it has been rumoring
we have been rumoring
you have been rumoring
they have been rumoring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rumoring
you will have been rumoring
he/she/it will have been rumoring
we will have been rumoring
you will have been rumoring
they will have been rumoring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rumoring
you had been rumoring
he/she/it had been rumoring
we had been rumoring
you had been rumoring
they had been rumoring
I would rumor
you would rumor
he/she/it would rumor
we would rumor
you would rumor
they would rumor
Past Conditional
I would have rumored
you would have rumored
he/she/it would have rumored
we would have rumored
you would have rumored
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rumor - gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouthrumor - 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.rumor - 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"


Idle, often sensational and groundless talk about others:
Slang: scuttlebutt.
To engage in or spread gossip:
tin đồn


(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.


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References in classic literature ?
During the next few minutes the rumor that Amy March had got twenty- four delicious limes (she ate one on the way) and was going to treat circulated through her `set', and the attentions of her friends became quite overwhelming.
Wesley Moyer's stallion, Tony Tip, was to race at the June meeting at Tiffin, Ohio, and there was a rumor that he would meet the stiffest competition of his career.
This he did, stopping at the home of Mary Nestor, a pretty girl, who, rumor had it, was tacitly engaged to Tom.
After the first surprise of the intelligence had a little abated, a rumor was spread through the entrenched camp, which stretched along the margin of the Hudson, forming a chain of outworks to the body of the fort itself, that a chosen detachment of fifteen hundred men was to depart, with the dawn, for William Henry, the post at the northern extremity of the portage.
On this particular forenoon, so excessive was the warmth of Judge Pyncheon's kindly aspect, that (such, at least, was the rumor about town) an extra passage of the water-carts was found essential, in order to lay the dust occasioned by so much extra sunshine!
Miss Henderson was a newcomer, and it was some time before rumor made her out; but finally it transpired that she was a kept woman, the former mistress of the superintendent of a department in the same building.
My nerves had hardly grown quiet after this affair when they got another shake-up--one which utterly unmanned me for a moment: a rumor swept suddenly through the camp that one of the barkeepers had fallen over a precipice!
There was even a rumor that the projected railroad from Temperance to Plumville might go near the Randall farm, in which case land would rise in value from nothing-at-all an acre to something at least resembling a price.
I remembered that, one evening, there was a rumor in the theater that the horse had disappeared and that it had been stolen by the Opera ghost.
It is high time now to spread a rumor of my marriage with Mademoiselle Cormon.
When I returned to my palace I found that the rumor already had reached Dejah Thoris, so I told her all that I had heard.
The scientists were far inland, prosecuting their search for the valuable commodity that native rumor upon the mainland had led them to believe might be found here in marketable quantity.