Simple Definition of news
: new information or a report about something that has happened recently
: information that is reported in a newspaper, magazine, television news program, etc.
: someone or something that is exciting and in the news
Full Definition of news
1 a : a report of recent events b : previously unknown information <I've got news for you> c : something having a specified influence or effect <the rain was good news for lawns and gardens — Garrison Keillor> <the virus was bad news>
3 : newscast
First Known Use of news
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Definition of news for Students
1 : a report of recent events or unknown information <I have good news! We won!>
2 : information or recent events reported in a newspaper or magazine or on a broadcast
3 : a broadcast of information on recent events <We saw pictures of a flood on the evening news.>
4 : an event that is interesting enough to be reported
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