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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ru·mor /ˈrumɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ru·mor n.  [Written also rumour.]
 1. A flying or popular report; the common talk; hence, public fame; notoriety.
    This rumor of him went forth throughout all Judea, and throughout all the region round about.   --Luke vii. 17.
    Great is the rumor of this dreadful knight.   --Shak.
 2. A current story passing from one person to another, without any known authority for its truth; -- in this sense often personified.
 Rumor next, and Chance,
 And Tumult, and Confusion, all embroiled.   --Milton.
 3. A prolonged, indistinct noise. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ru·mor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rumored p. pr. & vb. n. Rumoring.] To report by rumor; to tell.
 'T was rumored
 My father 'scaped from out the citadel.   --Dryden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed
          around by word of mouth [syn: rumour, hearsay]
      v : tell or spread rumors; "It was rumored that the next
          president would be a woman" [syn: rumour, bruit]