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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Also in accordance with the agreement, the government gazette announced that a multiparty system had come into effect on May 11.
▪ An extraordinary government gazette was published announcing the confiscations.
▪ Gone are the days of the cork gazette and thick nylon covered traces.
▪ It has been published in the government gazette and must now have three readings in the parliament.
▪ Public record information from official gazettes and the insolvency service also appear on record.
▪ The gazettes are worth an army of 300,000 men to Napoleon.
▪ The majority in favour meant that the changes would become law once published by presidential decree in the official gazette.
▪ Words are weapons, their meanings found in the government gazette, not in the dictionary.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Gazette \Ga*zette"\, n. [F. gazette, It. gazzetta, perh. from gazetta a Venetian coin (see Gazet), said to have been the price of the first newspaper published at Venice; or perh. dim. of gazza magpie, a name perh. applied to the first newspaper; cf. OHG. agalstra magpie, G. elster.] A newspaper; a printed sheet published periodically; esp., the official journal published by the British government, and containing legal and state notices.


Gazette \Ga*zette"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gazetted; p. pr. & vb. n. Gazetting.] To announce or publish in a gazette; to announce officially, as an appointment, or a case of bankruptcy.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"newspaper," c.1600, from French gazette (16c.), from Italian gazzetta, Venetian dialectal gazeta "newspaper," also the name of a small copper coin, literally "little magpie," from gazza; applied to the monthly newspaper (gazeta de la novità) published in Venice by the government, either from its price or its association with the bird (typical of false chatter), or both. First used in English 1665 for the paper issued at Oxford, whither the court had fled from the plague.\n

\nThe coin may have been so called for its marking; Gamillscheg writes the word is from French gai (see jay). The general story of the origin of the word is broadly accepted, but there are many variations in the details:\n\nWe are indebted to the Italians for the idea of newspapers. The title of their gazettas was, perhaps, derived from gazzera, a magpie or chatterer; or, more probably, from a farthing coin, peculiar to the city of Venice, called gazetta, which was the common price of the newspapers. Another etymologist is for deriving it from the Latin gaza, which would colloquially lengthen into gazetta, and signify a little treasury of news. The Spanish derive it from the Latin gaza, and likewise their gazatero, and our gazetteer, for a writer of the gazette and, what is peculiar to themselves, gazetista, for a lover of the gazette. [Isaac Disraeli, "Curiosities of Literature," 1835]\n

\nGazzetta It., Sp. gazeta, Fr. E. gazette; prop. the name of a Venetian coin (from gaza), so in Old English. Others derive gazette from gazza a magpie, which, it is alleged, was the emblem figured on the paper; but it does not appear on any of the oldest Venetian specimens preserved at Florence. The first newspapers appeared at Venice about the middle of the 16th century during the war with Soliman II, in the form of a written sheet, for the privilege of reading which a gazzetta (= a crazia) was paid. Hence the name was transferred to the news-sheet. [T.C. Donkin, "Etymological Dictionary of the Romance Languages" (based on Diez), 1864]\n

\nGAZETTE. A paper of public intelligence and news of divers countries, first printed at Venice, about the year 1620, and so called (some say) because una gazetta, a small piece of Venetian coin, was given to buy or read it. Others derive the name from gazza, Italian for magpie, i.e. chatterer.
--Trusler. A gazette was printed in France in 1631; and one in Germany in 1715.

[Haydn's "Dictionary of Dates," 1857]


"to announce in the Gazette," 1670s; see gazette (n.). The three official journals were published in Britain from c.1665, twice weekly, and contained lists of appointments, promotions, public notices, etc. Hence, to be gazetted "to be named to a command, etc."


n. A newspaper; a printed sheet published periodically; especially, the official journal published by the British government, and containing legal and state notices. vb. 1 To publish in a gazette 2 (context British English) to announce the status of in an official gazette. This pertained to both appointments and bankruptcies.

  1. n. a newspaper or official journal

  2. v. publish in a gazette


A gazette is an official journal, a newspaper of record, or simply a newspaper.

In English- and French-speaking countries, newspaper publishers have applied the name Gazette since the 17th century; today, numerous weekly and daily newspapers bear the name The Gazette.

Usage examples of "gazette".

Gazette has kept track of 378 centenarians, of whom 143 were men and 235 were women.

Yet such a trivial indenture would normally rate only a line in the court gazette, not a dubbing at a General Investiture.

Appointments to that office were neither gazetted nor bestowed at dubbing, although they might as well have been from the speed at which they were known around the court.

French military instruction, Arthur Wellesley was gazetted to an ensigncy in the 73rd regiment.

I had not long to wait, for next day she gave me back the gazette openly, telling me that she had not found anything to interest her in it.

I put everything I had determined down in writing, and sent it to her box at the theatre, enclosed in an old gazette.

I saw this announced in the Court Gazette the next morning, but as I had other views on the matter I laughed heartily at the paragraph.

I often regret thee because thou hast often offered me new sights, and for the same reason I hate old age which never offers but what I know already, unless I should take up a gazette, but I cared nothing for them in my young days.

And he was pursuing these forebodings and this uncomfortable train of thought, with his head between his hands, and the Pumpernickel Gazette of last week unread under his nose, when somebody tapped his shoulder with a parasol, and he looked up and saw Mrs.

An ageing roue, he was a gazetted fortune-hunter who liked to think that he was dangerous.

The Medical Times and Gazette of London was one of the earlier of medical journals to denounce the cruelties perpetrated by vivisection abroad.

Of these are piano, violin, orchestra, canto, allegro, piazza, gazette, umbrella, gondola, bandit, etc.

John Luzac of Leyden, a lawyer, scholar, and editor, published in his Gazette de Leyde a steady variety of material supplied by Adams, including the first European translation of the new Massachusetts Constitution, which was to have an important effect in the Netherlands.

When in the predawn hours of January 27, a terrible fire ripped through the home and shop of the Philadelphia printer and publisher of the Federal Gazette, Andrew Brown, taking the lives of his wife and children, Adams was conspicuous among the men handing up buckets to fight the blaze.

Lon Cohen of the Gazette, who said talk was going around and would I kindly remember that on Saturday he had moved heaven and earth for me to find out where Madeline Fraser was, and how did it stand right now?