What does rumor mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rumor, rumour, hearsay(verb)

    gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth

  2. rumor, rumour, bruit(verb)

    tell or spread rumors

    "It was rumored that the next president would be a woman"

Wiktionary

  1. rumor(Noun)

    A statement or claim of questionable accuracy, from no known reliable source, usually spread by word of mouth.

    There's a rumor going round that he's going to get married.

    Etymology: Middle English rumour, from the Latin rumor, common talk.

  2. rumor(Noun)

    Information or misinformation of the kind contained in such claims.

    They say he used to be a thief, but that's just rumor.

    Etymology: Middle English rumour, from the Latin rumor, common talk.

  3. rumor(Verb)

    To tell a rumor about; to gossip.

    John is rumored to be next in line for a promotion.

    Etymology: Middle English rumour, from the Latin rumor, common talk.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rumor(noun)

    a flying or popular report; the common talk; hence, public fame; notoriety

    Etymology: [F. rumeur, L. rumor; cf. rumificare, rumitare to rumor, Skr. ru to cry.]

  2. Rumor(noun)

    a current story passing from one person to another, without any known authority for its truth; -- in this sense often personified

    Etymology: [F. rumeur, L. rumor; cf. rumificare, rumitare to rumor, Skr. ru to cry.]

  3. Rumor(noun)

    a prolonged, indistinct noise

    Etymology: [F. rumeur, L. rumor; cf. rumificare, rumitare to rumor, Skr. ru to cry.]

  4. Rumor(verb)

    to report by rumor; to tell

    Etymology: [F. rumeur, L. rumor; cf. rumificare, rumitare to rumor, Skr. ru to cry.]

Freebase

  1. Rumor

    A rumor or rumour is often viewed as "an unverified account or explanation of events circulating from person to person and pertaining to an object, event, or issue in public concern" However, a review of the research on rumor conducted by Pendleton in 1998 found that research across sociology, psychology, and communication studies had widely varying definitions of rumor. Thus, rumor is a concept that lacks a particular definition in the social sciences. But most theories agree that rumor involves some kind of a statement whose veracity is not quickly or ever confirmed. In addition, some scholars have identified rumor as a subset of propaganda, the latter another notoriously difficult concept to define. A pioneer of propaganda studies, Harold Lasswell defined propaganda in 1927 as referring "solely to the control of opinion by significant symbols, or, to speak more concretely and less accurately, by stories, rumors, reports, pictures, and other forms of social communication". Rumors are also often discussed with regard to "misinformation" and "disinformation". Rumors thus have often been viewed as particular forms of other communication concepts.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. RUMOR

    The long-distance champion of the Human Race--a monster with more tales than an octopus.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rumor in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rumor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of rumor in a Sentence

  1. Will Rogers:

    Rumor travels faster, but it don't stay put as long as truth.

  2. Guangzhou Railway Corp:

    Guangzhou area's chunyun (Spring Festival migration) control center inspects and estimates that there are 38,000 waiting passengers in the area, an earlier rumor on the Internet that there's a gathering of 100,000 is untrue.

  3. Publius Cornelius Tacitus:

    Rumor is not always wrong. - from Life of Agricola

  4. Ben Le Brun:

    It was a 'buy the rumor, sell the fact' event, the market is coming around to the idea that it is not bad news, but not as good news as it was anticipating.

  5. Gert Normann Andersen:

    I think the rumor developed because U-3523 was a very modern, long-distance U-boat and some Nazis tried to escape with valuables in the last days, but the submarine was going to Norway, and not to South America with Nazis and valuables.

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