rumour
chiefly British variant of rumor

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rumour — ru‧mour [ˈruːmə ǁ ər] , rumor noun [countable, uncountable] information that is passed from one person to another and which may or may not be true: • A spokesman denied rumours that the company was considering abandoning the U.S. market. * * *… …   Financial and business terms

  • rumour — (US rumor) ► NOUN ▪ a currently circulating story or report of unverified or doubtful truth. ► VERB (be rumoured) ▪ be circulated as a rumour. ORIGIN Latin rumor noise …   English terms dictionary

  • rumour — is spelt our in BrE and rumor in AmE …   Modern English usage

  • rumour — n. 1) to circulate, spread a rumour 2) to confirm a rumour 3) to deny; dispel, spike a rumour 4) an idle, unfounded, wild rumour 5) an unconfirmed; vague rumour 6) rumours circulate, fly, spread 7) a rumour that + clause (we heard a rumour that… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • rumour — (BrE) (AmE rumor) noun ADJECTIVE ▪ malicious, nasty, scurrilous, ugly, vicious ▪ baseless, false, unconfirmed, u …   Collocations dictionary

  • rumour — ru|mour BrE rumor AmE [ˈru:mə US ər] n [U and C] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: rumour, from Latin rumor] 1.) information or a story that is passed from one person to another and which may or may not be true rumour about/of ▪ I ve heard… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rumour */*/ — UK [ˈruːmə(r)] / US [ˈrumər] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms rumour : singular rumour plural rumours unofficial information that may or may not be true rumour about: He d heard rumours about some big financial deal. rumour of: Now there… …   English dictionary

  • rumour — BrE rumor AmE noun (U) information that is passed from one person to another and which may or may not be true, especially about someone s personal life or about an official decision (+ about/of): I ve heard all sorts of rumors about him and his… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rumour — [[t]ru͟ːmə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ rumours N VAR: oft N that, N of/about n A rumour is a story or piece of information that may or may not be true, but that people are talking about. Simon denied rumours that he was planning to visit Bulgaria later this… …   English dictionary

  • rumour — [ˈruːmə] noun [C/U] something that people are saying that may or may not be true A student had been spreading rumours about the teachers.[/ex] Rumour has it that (= there is a rumour that) he s seriously ill.[/ex] Now there are rumours of wedding …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • rumour — n. & v. (US rumor) n. 1 general talk or hearsay of doubtful accuracy. 2 (often foll. by of, or that + clause) a current but unverified statement or assertion (heard a rumour that you are leaving). v.tr. (usu. in passive) report by way of rumour… …   Useful english dictionary

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