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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. 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!"

  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. J. R. R. Tolkien:

    There I lay staring upward, while the stars wheeled over... Faint to my ears came the gathered rumour of all lands: the springing and the dying, the song and the weeping, and the slow everlasting groan of overburdened stone.

  5. Bryan Carter:

    The direction has been clear for so long, and many have sold on the rumour and bought on the news, however, this is not a typical downgrade, as it is part of a longer-term evolution - and it is not the last event.

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    used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
    • A. butch
    • B. eminent
    • C. soft-witted
    • D. arbitrary

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