A man reading a gazette.
An example of a gazette is the printed New York Times.
- a newspaper: now used mainly in some newspaper titles
- Brit. any of various official publications containing announcements and bulletins
Origin of gazetteFrench from Italian gazzetta from dialect, dialectal (Venetian) gazeta, a small coin, price of the newspaper, origin, originally , probably diminutive of Classical Latin gaza, treasure from Classical Greek from Pers, the royal treasure
transitive verb-·zet′ted, -·zet′ting
- A newspaper.
- An official journal.
- Chiefly British An announcement in an official journal.
transitive verbga·zet·ted, ga·zet·ting, ga·zettes
Origin of gazetteFrench from Italian gazzetta probably from Italian dialectal gazeta a small coin (possibly from the price)
- A newspaper; a printed sheet published periodically; especially, the official journal published by the British government, and containing legal and state notices.
(third-person singular simple present gazettes, present participle gazetting, simple past and past participle gazetted)
- To publish in a gazette
- (UK) to announce the status of in an official gazette. This pertained to both appointments and bankruptcies.
1605; from French gazette, from Italian gazzetta, from Venetian gazeta dele novità (17th cent.), named for the gazeta ‘halfpenny’ (first minted 1539), diminutive of Latin gāza ‘treasure’, from Ancient Greek γάζα (gáza), from Persian ganj ‘royal treasury’ (mod. گنجینه (ganjineh)). The Venetian gazeta (newspaper) cost a gazeta (coin).