What does rumour mean?

Definitions for rumour

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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"

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rumour

    rōō′mur, n. flying report; a current story.—v.t. to report: to circulate by report.—adj. Ru′morous, vaguely heard.—n. Ru′mourer (Shak.), a reporter, a spreader of news. [Fr.,—L. rumor, a noise.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rumour' in Nouns Frequency: #1840

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rumour in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rumour in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of rumour in a Sentence

  1. Markus Huber:

    QE (speculation) has been around for so long that I think it will be a 'buy the rumour and sell the announcement'.

  2. Sean Taylor:

    If you're a trader, you're taking profit now. You buy on the rumour, sell on the news, wait till it goes down, and buy again.

  3. Ben Le Brun:

    It was a buy the rumour, 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.

  4. Fabrice:

    Rumour has it that, after his election, Trump declared: "Yesterday, we were on the edge of the abyss but today, we have taken a big step forward!"

  5. Alistair McCaig:

    A sizeable percentage of the market is factoring in some sort of quantitative-easing announcement, so there's a touch of trepidation, investors have bought the rumour so they could sell the news.

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