- a brief account or statement, as of news or events, issued for the information of the public.
- a brief, prominently featured newspaper account, based upon information received just before the edition went to press.
- a similar brief account broadcast over radio or television pending further information.
- a pamphlet or monograph summarizing the past achievements, existing conditions, and future plans of a corporation, educational institution, government agency, etc., especially one cataloging the classes taught at a college or university.
- an official, special, or scholarly periodical, as of a learned society.
- to make known by a bulletin.
Origin of bulletin
Examples from the Web for bulletin
“He did not have those views when we married, but acquired them after,” Zubkova told The Norwich Bulletin.Awkward: This Democratic Judicial Candidate's Husband Is a White Supremacist
August 11, 2014
Bulletin News, a hardline site, published photos of Karimi but gave her a zero for conduct.The Kiss That Sent Iran Crazy and an Actress to Be Flogged in Public
May 23, 2014
They were sure enough to put out [a bulletin], and ultimately the suspect started shooting at them.Is Christopher Dorner Dead?
February 13, 2013
They insisted on a call back from them to me before flashing the bulletin.Notes on LBJ’s Death From His Closest Aide
January 22, 2013
As a member of its cast for almost 30 years, I must admit this feels a little like tacking pieces of Jell-O to a bulletin board.Goodbye to My Soap Star Life
Michael E. Knight
September 20, 2011
He took me to a bulletin that had just been put up on the wall.The Harbor
In the morning I went round to Mrs. La Force and gave her a bulletin.The Stark Munro Letters
J. Stark Munro
The Club will also publish a monthly bulletin, to which members may contribute.
The people will read of my manoeuvre with the bulletin of victory before them.Lord Kilgobbin
I like that, cried I enthusiastically; 'that's the bulletin to my fancy.Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune
Charles James Lever
- an official statement on a matter of public interest, such as the illness of a public figure
- a broadcast summary of the news
- a periodical publication of an association, etc
- (tr) to make known by bulletin
Word Origin and History for bulletin
1765, from French bulletin (16c.), modeled on Italian bulletino, diminutive of bulletta "document, voting slip," itself a diminutive of Latin bulla (see bull (n.2)). The word was used earlier in English in the Italian form (mid-17c.). Popularized by their use in the Napoleonic Wars as the name for dispatches sent from the front and meant for the home public (which led to the proverbial expression as false as a bulletin). Bulletin board is from 1831.