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RUMOR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rumor mean? 

RUMOR (noun)
  The noun RUMOR has 1 sense:

1. gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth

  Familiarity information: RUMOR used as a noun is very rare.


RUMOR (verb)
  The verb RUMOR has 1 sense:

1. tell or spread rumors

  Familiarity information: RUMOR used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RUMOR (noun)


Sense 1rumor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

hearsay; rumor; rumour

Hypernyms ("rumor" is a kind of...):

comment; gossip; scuttlebutt (a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people)


RUMOR (verb)


Sense 1rumor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tell or spread rumors

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

bruit; rumor; rumour

Context example:

It was rumored that the next president would be a woman

Hypernyms (to "rumor" is one way to...):

dish the dirt; gossip (wag one's tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies)

Sentence frames:

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Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


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