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Definitions for tidings
ˈtaɪ dɪŋztid·ings

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. news, intelligence, tidings, wordnoun

    information about recent and important events

    "they awaited news of the outcome"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Tidingsnoun

    News; an account of something that has happened.

    Etymology: tidan , Saxon, to happen, to betide; tidende, Islandick.

    When her eyes she on the dwarf had set,
    And saw the signs that deadly tidings spake,
    She fell to ground for sorrowful regret. Fairy Qu. b. i.

    I shall make my master glad with these tidings. William Shakespeare.

    They win
    Great numbers of each nation to receive,
    With joy, the tidings brought from heav’n. John Milton.

    Portius, thy looks speak somewhat of importance:
    What tidings dost thou bring? methinks I see
    Unusual gladness sparkling in thy eyes. Addison.

    The messenger of these glad tidings, by whom this covenant of mercy was proposed and ratified, was the eternal son of his bosom. John Rogers, Sermons.

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  1. tidings

    Tidings refers to news or information about recent events. It is often used in a historical or literary context.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tidingsnoun

    account of what has taken place, and was not before known; news

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tidings

    tī′dingz, n.pl. news: intelligence. [Ice. tiðinditið, time; cf. Ger. zeit-ung, news, from zeit.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tidings in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tidings in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of tidings in a Sentence

  1. Cicero, Pro Publio Sestio:

    History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity.

  2. John Muir:

    Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.

  3. Mark Twain:

    When I was a child people simply looked about them and were moderately happy. Today they peer beyond the seven seas, bury themselves waist deep in tidings, and by and large what they see and hear makes them unutterably sad.

  4. Cicero:

    History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity.

  5. Homer, The Odyssey:

    Dreams surely are difficult, confusing, and not everything in them is brought to pass for mankind. For fleeting dreams have two gates: one is fashioned of horn and one of ivory. Those which pass through the one of sawn ivory are deceptive, bringing tidings which come to nought, but those which issue from the one of polished horn bring true results when a mortal sees them.

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