1. a. Something that happens; an event, incident, occurrence. Obs. or arch.(This is the etymologically earlier sense; though not exemplified in English quite so early as sense 2, it was no doubt current in the Danelaw district from the first. In the two late quots. a literalism of translation.)
†b. Custom, usage. Obs. rare.(Cf. ON. tíðr customary, habitual, that happens, tíðska custom, usage, fashion.)
a. The announcement of an event or occurrence; a piece of news (now obs. or arch.)
; usually in pl. tidings, reports, news, intelligence, information
b. plural const. as singular.
c. fig. Indications, traces. Obs. rare.
+"tidings" site:guardian.co.uk About 984 results
- The economy: Bad tidings |
- Bad tidings | World news | The Guardian
- Bad tidings: How Vietnam will bear the brunt of climate change ...
- Poll | Will 2010 be good news or bad tidings? | Comment is free ...
- 1 Nov 2008 ... Good tidings we bring. Still looking for an end-of-year break?
- Party seasons brings good tidings to Asos
+"tiding" site:guardian.co.uk : 20 results
- able to get loans tiding them over till spring: some of the smaller firms want compensation but they can't afford to sue the government, ...-
- 9 Aug 2010... but i enjoyed the story and was quite moved by Dom's revelation. ;-) Just tiding it over til October 29th
- Which, naive or not, is not at all bad as a tiding of comfort and j
oy or as a Christmas message for overseas investors eyeing a global buck.
- if McJob has already passed into general parlance as a phrase meaning a scabby, low satisfaction, tiding over type job, so be it. ...
- I have done F3 before twice, and loved it so fancy this tiding me over until Fallout NV - but Morrowind I have played, got confused. ...