from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A newspaper of small format giving the news in condensed form, usually with illustrated, often sensational material.
- adj. In summary form; condensed.
- adj. Lurid or sensational.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A newspaper having pages half the dimensions of the standard format, especially one that favours stories of a sensational nature over more serious news.
- adj. In the format of a tabloid.
- adj. Relating to a tabloid or tabloids.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A compressed portion of one or more drugs or chemicals, or of food, etc.
- n. a newspaper with pages about half the size of a standard-sized newspaper, especially one that has relatively short or condensed articles and a large porortion of pictorial matter.
- adj. Compressed or condensed, as into a tabloid; administrated in or as in tabloids, or small condensed bits.
- adj. of or pertaining to a tabloid newspaper or the type of story typically contained in one, such as lurid or sensationalistic stories of scandal, crime, or violence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tablet; a small troche, usually administered by the mouth, or, after solution, hypodermically.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. sensationalist journalism
- n. newspaper with half-size pages
From tabloid journalism, from Tabloid, trademark for a drug or chemical in condensed form.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From a trademark for a medicine compressed into a tablet. See -oid. (Wiktionary)