Pronunciation: (rOO'mur),[key] —n. 1. a story or statement in general circulation without confirmation or certainty as to facts: a rumor of war. 2. gossip; hearsay: Don't listen to rumor. 3. Archaic.a continuous, confused noise; clamor; din.
—v.t. to circulate, report, or assert by a rumor: It is rumored that the king is dead.Also,esp. Brit.,ru'mour.