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gazette

noun ga·zette \ gə-ˈzet \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of gazette

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

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Examples of gazette in a Sentence

  1. picked up the monthly car-buyer's gazette when he was in town

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Did You Know?

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."

Origin and Etymology of gazette

French, from Italian gazetta


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gazette

verb

Definition of gazette

gazetted; gazetting
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

First Known Use of gazette

1678


GAZETTE Defined for Kids

gazette

noun ga·zette \ gə-ˈzet \

Definition of gazette for Students

1 : newspaper
2 : a journal giving official information


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