rumor: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (r'mur), [key]
— n.
  1. a story or statement in general circulation without confirmation or certainty as to facts: a rumor of war.
  2. gossip; hearsay: Don't listen to rumor.
  3. a continuous, confused noise; clamor; din.
  1. to circulate, report, or assert by a rumor: It is rumored that the king is dead.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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