Rumor

Definition of Rumor

Ru´mor
n.1.A flying or popular report; the common talk; hence, public fame; notoriety.
This rumor of him went forth throughout all Judea, and throughout all the region round about.
- Luke vii. 17.
Great is the rumor of this dreadful knight.
- Shak.
2.A current story passing from one person to another, without any known authority for its truth; - in this sense often personified.
Rumor next, and Chance,
And Tumult, and Confusion, all embroiled.
- Milton.
3.A prolonged, indistinct noise.
v. t.1.To report by rumor; to tell.
[imp. & p. p. Rumored ; p. pr. & vb. n. Rumoring.]
'T was rumored
My father 'scaped from out the citadel.
- Dryden.

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announce, blab, break the news, breathe, bring word, bruit, bruit about, buzz, canard, chat, circulate, common talk, cry, flying rumor, give a report, give tidings of, gossip, grapevine, idea afloat, info, inform, information, intimate, latrine rumor, leak, low-down, make known, mumble, mutter, news, news stirring, noise abroad, on dit, on-dit, pass around, poop, put about, rehearse, relate, report, reveal, roorback, rumble, rumor, say, scoop, scuttlebutt, suggest, susurration, talk, tattle, tell, tidings, tittle-tattle, town talk, unconfirmed report, undertone, whisper, write up
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