Ti·dings n. pl. Account of what has taken place, and was not before known; news.
I shall make my master glad with these tidings. --Shak.
Full well the busy whisper, circling round,
Conveyed the dismal tidings when he frowned. --Goldsmith.
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.
Now near the tidings of our comfort is. --Shak.
Tidings to the contrary
Are brought your eyes. --Shak.
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.
Evil news rides post, while good news baits. --Milton.
What tidings dost thou bring? --Addison.
n : new information about specific and timely events; "they
awaited news of the outcome" [syn: news, intelligence,