Definition of news in English:

news

noun

  • 1Newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent or important events.

    ‘I've got some good news for you’
    • ‘As a result, concerned citizens do not receive timely news about political issues that they want.’
    • ‘But just two months before the big day she received the terrific news that a match had been found.’
    • ‘In a related note, this tiny nation has been making the rounds in world news in recent times.’
    • ‘A number of good internet sites contain news on current events as well as background articles.’
    • ‘This news has been well received by some residents who were beginning to lose faith in the council a few weeks ago.’
    • ‘On March 22nd we received some of the best news we could have received at that time.’
    • ‘Sharp swings on world markets were caused by a decidedly mixed batch of recent news.’
    • ‘It would take a long essay to answer this question, but some recent news could provide a hint.’
    • ‘I had the day off work on Friday, so I went round to Fay's and received some unexpected news.’
    • ‘Nokia did receive better news with the continued turnaround in its mobile phone division.’
    • ‘He received news of his friend's death via a cryptic message left on his cell phone.’
    • ‘Doctors are already geared up to carry out the major operation within six hours of receiving the vital news.’
    • ‘At the end of every vigil we make a circle and share news and announce other events and concerns.’
    • ‘Then he received some startling news from a phone call that all his searching was wasted.’
    • ‘She's been saying this for a few weeks, not just since the recent news story.’
    • ‘But recent news from doctors suggests that he could return to work as early as Easter.’
    • ‘In the life of a migrant, the big news event is not who came in first in the Bass Hill election.’
    • ‘Problem number two is that the recent economic news has been pretty poor from Labour's point of view.’
    • ‘The site will also feature an hour-by-hour weblog of campaign events and news stories.’
    • ‘So other recent news was about media studies being taught at primary school level.’
    1. 1.1the news A broadcast or published report of news.
      ‘he was back in the news again’
      • ‘Wendy's friend Jeff was able to tell Astor why the Astoria project was in the news.’
      • ‘As it happens, there's been a spate of criminal women in the news and other media lately.’
      • ‘Ashay was back in the news today with a somewhat confused article in the Royal Gazette.’
      • ‘This issue got more play during the time when campaign finance reform was in the news.’
      • ‘How we, as a society handle complaints of child abuse seems to be constantly in the news.’
      • ‘There's a story in the news reporting that Oxford Street may get a pedestrian fast lane.’
      • ‘Smash and grab from motor cars at stop streets or traffic lights has been in the news.’
      • ‘Rover is still in the news today and still the government haven't done anything.’
      • ‘Even journalists cannot enter to publish the news, and the situation there is so bad.’
      • ‘Let's just list some of the outrageous assertions and omissions in the news today.’
      • ‘The idea is to engage and involve viewers in the news, and to stimulate public debate.’
      • ‘The coaches are in the news at the moment and it got me thinking about what it is that makes a good coach.’
      • ‘Issues about or affecting teenagers are regularly in the news, but we seldom hear what they have to say.’
      • ‘The church and its leader have been in the news at times for various reasons.’
      • ‘This issue has been in the public domain for quite some time; it has been in the news.’
      • ‘Most of it seemed familiar, almost all of it is stuff we'd read in news reports and seen in the news but forgotten.’
      • ‘Next week there will be a special Science Show about an Australian animal in the news.’
      • ‘So the idea that philosophy does relate to the everyday concerns reflected in the news is not a fanciful one at all.’
      • ‘The evil ones are not afraid of officials, they are only afraid of being reported in the news.’
      • ‘It was all in the news and I was just dumbfounded by what I was hearing on the TV.’
      report, announcement, story, account
      article, news flash, newscast, headlines, press release, communication, communiqué, bulletin
      message, dispatch, statement, intelligence
      disclosure, revelation, word, talk, notice, intimation, the latest, gossip, tittle-tattle, rumour, scandal, exposé
      scoop
      tidings
      advices
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    2. 1.2news toinformal Information not previously known to someone.
      ‘this was hardly news to her’
      • ‘This is hardly news to anyone who has watched this programme's seven-year meltdown.’
      • ‘Really, that's news to me.’
    3. 1.3 A person or thing considered interesting enough to be reported in the news.
      ‘Chanel became the hottest news in fashion’
      • ‘In any event they are big sums, and like big names, they are always news.E2.0.CO%3B2-K’
      • ‘We know that fashion isn't real news, unless a company buys one of its rivals.’

Origin

Late Middle English: plural of new, translating Old French noveles or medieval Latin nova new things.

Pronunciation:

news

/n(y)o͞oz/