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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rumor, rumour, hearsayverb

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

  2. rumor, rumour, bruitverb

    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. Chief Executive Stephen Young:

    We've been a really, really strong takeover target now for the thirteen years I've been at Meggitt, lots of people want to be aerospace, lots of people want to have strong aftermarket positions. It's no surprise that the odd rumour pops up.

  2. Proverb:

    A bad rumour flies on wings.

  3. Tom Phillips:

    What technology has done is it’s enabled them to spread far more quickly and far more internationally in a way that is fairly unprecedented, rumour can begin in Italy one day and it can be across multiple continents a few days later, as we have seen happen several times.

  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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    cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across
    • A. suffuse
    • B. monish
    • C. huff
    • D. caddie

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