from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The announcement of an event or occurrence not previously made known; a piece of news; hence, in the plural, news; information; in telligence: now always used in the plural.
  • noun [The plural form tidings is sometimes used as a singular. Compare news.
  • noun Synonyms Intelligence, etc. See news.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Tidings.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun usually in the plural news; new information


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Late Old English tīdung, probably with assimilation to -ing. Either from or influenced by Old Norse tíðindi ( > Danish/Norwegian tidende).


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