1 literary or archaic News; information: the bearer of glad tidings [in singular]: amid the clouds of gloom, this is a good tiding
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- Several of his less talented colleagues, I'm told, protested vehemently when they heard the glad tidings.
- It said some workers had already returned to work and other workers will get letters telling them the glad tidings soon.
- Mrs Manning obviously intended to come as a bearer of good tidings.
Late Old English tīdung 'announcement, piece of news', probably from Old Norse títhindi 'news of events', from títhr 'occurring'.
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