- 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 bulletined
Historical Examples of bulletined
We sent notices to all the campus houses, requesting them bulletined.Marjorie Dean College Freshman
The important news of the world, especially if of financial or commercial interest, received at the Exchange and Bulletined.How to Travel
Thomas W. Knox
It was on the white, glaring walls of the casino at Biskra that the news was first bulletined for our eyes.On the Stairs
Henry B. Fuller
The day the order was bulletined Bucks sent for Dave; sent word by me he wanted to see him.Held for Orders
Frank H. Spearman
Every few minutes a new dispatch was bulletined from Gold Hill, and still the excitement grew.Roughing It
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
- 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 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.