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


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : new information about specific and timely events; "they
          awaited news of the outcome" [syn: news, intelligence,