What does the word tidings mean?

Usage examples for tidings

  1. " Then, my Lord, I will leave you to talk of the tidings from Memphis and these writings," said the Princess. – Moon of Israel by H. Rider Haggard
  2. " But come in, Peregrine;" and he shut the door, anxious rather that the servants should not witness his own anxiety than that they should not hear tidings which must now be common to all the world. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  3. But now came new tidings. – The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris