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RU'MOR, noun [Latin]

1. Flying or popular report; a current story passing from one person to another without any known authority for the truth of it.

Rumor next and chance and tumult and confusion all embroil'd.

When ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, be ye not troubled. Mark 13:1.

2. Report of a fact; a story well authorized.

This rumor of him went forth throughout all Judea. Luke 7:1.

3. Fame; reported celebrity.

Great is the rumor of this dreadful knight.

RU'MOR, verb transitive To report; to tell or circulate a report.

'Twas rumor'd my father 'scap'd from out the citadel.