Tidings is defined as news or information.
When you send good news home in a letter, this is an example of a time when you send good tidings.
Now Chiefly Literary news; information
Origin of tidingsME, plural of tidinge ; from Old English tidung (; from tidan: see tide); akin to German zeitung, newspaper
Information or news: tidings of great joy; sad tidings.
Origin of tidingsMiddle English tiding, tithand, report, piece of news, from Old Norse t&imacron;dhendi, events, from t&imacron;dhr, occurring; see da- in Indo-European roots.
- plural form of tiding