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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. information about recent and important events;
- Example: "they awaited news of the outcome"
[syn: news, intelligence, tidings, word]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tidings \Ti"dings\, n. pl. [OE. tidinge, ti?inge, tidinde, from or influenced by Icel. t[imac]?indi; akin to Dan. tidende, Sw. tidning, G. zeung, AS. t[imac]dan to happen, E. betide, tide. See Tide, v. i. & n.] Account of what has taken place, and was not before known; news. [1913 Webster] I shall make my master glad with these tidings. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Full well the busy whisper, circling round, Conveyed the dismal tidings when he frowned. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] Note: Although tidings is plural in form, it has been used also as a singular. By Shakespeare it was used indiscriminately as a singular or plural. [1913 Webster] Now near the tidings of our comfort is. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Tidings to the contrary Are brought your eyes. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn: News; advice; information; intelligence. Usage: Tidings, News. The term news denotes recent intelligence from any quarter; the term tidings denotes intelligence expected from a particular quarter, showing what has there betided. We may be indifferent as to news, but are always more or less interested in tidings. We read the news daily; we wait for tidings respecting an absent friend or an impending battle. We may be curious to hear the news; we are always anxious for tidings. [1913 Webster] Evil news rides post, while good news baits. --Milton. [1913 Webster] What tidings dost thou bring? --Addison. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

tidings n 1: information about recent and important events; "they awaited news of the outcome" [syn: news, intelligence, tidings, word]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

23 Moby Thesaurus words for "tidings": advice, broadcast journalism, information, intelligence, journalism, news, news agency, news medium, news service, newsiness, newsletter, newsmagazine, newspaper, newsworthiness, press association, radio, reportage, telegraph agency, television, the fourth estate, the press, wire service, word