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 tīdhendi events from tīdhr occurring ; see dā- in Indo-European roots.
- plural form of tiding