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Webster 1913 Edition


Tidings

Ti′dings

,
Noun.
pl.
[OE.
tidinge
,
ti[GREEK]inge
,
tidinde
, from or influenced by Icel.
tī[GREEK]indi
; akin to Dan.
tidende
, Sw.
tidning
, G.
zeung
, AS.
tīdan
to happen, E. be
tide
,
tide
. See
Tide
,
Verb.
I.
&
Noun.
]
Account of what has taken place, and was not before known; news.
I shall make my master glad with these
tidings
.
Shakespeare
Full well the busy whisper, circling round,
Conveyed the dismal
tidings
when he frowned.
Goldsmith.
☞ Although tidings is plural in form, it has been used also as a singular. By Shakespeare it was used indiscriminately as a singular or plural.
Now near the
tidings
of our comfort is.
Shakespeare
Tidings
to the contrary
Are brought your eyes.
Shakespeare
Syn. – News; advice; information; intelligence.
Tidings
,
News
. The term news denotes recent intelligence from any quarter; the term tidings denotes intelligence expected from a particular quarter, showing what has there betided. We may be indifferent as to news, but are always more or less interested in tidings. We read the news daily; we wait for tidings respecting an absent friend or an impending battle. We may be curious to hear the news; we are always anxious for tidings.
Evil
news
rides post, while good
news
baits.
Milton.
What
tidings
dost thou bring?
Addison.

Webster 1828 Edition


Tidings

TI'DINGS

,
Noun.
plu.
News; advice; information; intelligence; account of what has taken place, and was not before known.
I shall make my master glad with these tidings.
Behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. Luke 2.

Definition 2022


tidings

tidings

English

Noun

tidings

  1. plural of tiding; news