gazette

noun
ga·​zette | \ gə-ˈzet How to pronounce gazette (audio) \

Definition of gazette

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : newspaper
2 : an official journal
3 British : an announcement in an official gazette

gazette

verb
gazetted; gazetting

Definition of gazette (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 chiefly British : to announce or publish in a gazette
2 British : to announce the appointment or status of in an official gazette

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Noun

You are probably familiar the word gazette from its use in the names of a number of newspapers, but the original Gazettes were a series of bulletins published in England in the 17th and early 18th centuries. These official journals contained notices of government appointments and promotions, as well as items like bankruptcies, property transfers, and engagements. In British English, "gazette" can also refer to the kind of announcement that one might find in such a publication. It can also be used as a verb meaning "to announce or publish in a gazette." The word derives via French from Italian gazetta. A related word is "gazetteer," which we now use for a dictionary of place names, but which once meant "journalist" or "publicist."

Examples of gazette in a Sentence

Noun picked up the monthly car-buyer's gazette when he was in town
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The country published Friday the new guidelines on its official gazette, also removing Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro and North Macedonia from the safe list. Fox News, 5 Sep. 2021 The Justice Ministry authorized the deployment, which was published Monday in the nation's official gazette. DÉbora Álvares, Star Tribune, 14 June 2021 The order, which was published Monday in Brazil's official gazette, didn't provide details about the number of troops to be deployed nor the cost of the operation. DÉbora Álvares, ajc, 29 June 2021 The order, which was published Monday in Brazil's official gazette, didn't provide details about the number of troops to be deployed nor the cost of the operation. DÉbora Álvares, Star Tribune, 29 June 2021 The order, which was published Monday in Brazil’s official gazette, didn’t provide details about the number of troops to be deployed nor the cost of the operation. Debora Alvares, The Christian Science Monitor, 29 June 2021 According to the plans published Saturday in the government's official gazette, nonessential shops will be allowed to reopen with capacity limitations, and an overnight curfew in place since November will be shortened by two hours. Justin Spike, Star Tribune, 29 Mar. 2021 Verdicts become binding after they’re printed in a government gazette and the cabinet missed a Nov. 2 deadline to publish a ruling that further tightens one of Europe’s strictest laws on ending pregnancies. Wojciech Moskwa, Bloomberg.com, 3 Nov. 2020 The proposal by the president’s own Morena party, which has the support of 37 senators, includes an increase of the soda tax known as IEPS to 5 pesos a liter from the current 1.26 pesos, according to a document posted on the Senate’s gazette. Andrea Navarro, Bloomberg.com, 1 Sep. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb On April 5, two workers’ dormitories were gazetted as isolation areas, keeping over 20,000 in shamefully cramped areas. Jerrine Tan, Wired, 29 Apr. 2020 When the national parks were gazetted for the benefit of wildlife, the indigenous forest dwellers, the Batwa, were cast out. Sophy Roberts, Condé Nast Traveler, 6 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of gazette

Noun

circa 1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1678, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gazette

Noun

French, from Italian gazetta

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“Gazette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gazette. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of gazette

gazette

noun
ga·​zette | \ gə-ˈzet How to pronounce gazette (audio) \

Kids Definition of gazette

1 : newspaper
2 : a journal giving official information

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