Origin of tidingsME, plural of tidinge from Old English tidung ( from tidan: see tide); akin to German zeitung, newspaper
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.
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
- No more tidings were ever received of the deserted men.
- In April 1793 he unexpectedly received tidings of the death of Lady Sheffield; and the motive of friendship thus supplied combined with the pressure of public events to urge him homewards.
- On receiving the tidings of the conclusion of the peace of Nystad (August 30, 1721), Peter declared, with perfect justice, that it was the most profitable peace Russia had ever concluded.
- But just as the Russian and Danish armies had come within striking distance, the tidings reached Copenhagen that Peter III.
- When the tidings of his disgrace came to Bagdad, the people expelled the lieutenant of Hasan b.