news

noun

ˈnüz How to pronounce news (audio)
ˈnyüz
plural in form but singular in construction
often attributive
1
a
: a report of recent events
gave her the good news
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 gardensGarrison Keillor
the virus was bad news
2
a
: material reported in a newspaper or news periodical or on a newscast
listened to the news on the radio
b
: matter that is newsworthy
The layoffs were big news in this part of the state.
3
: newscast
We saw it on the evening news.
newsless
ˈnüz-ləs How to pronounce news (audio)
ˈnyüz-
adjective

Examples of news in a Sentence

dropped by to give me the latest news about her daughter
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of news was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“News.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/news. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

news

noun
1
a
: a report of recent events or of something unknown
brought us the office news
b
: previously unknown information
I've got news for you
c
: something having a specified influence or effect
snow was good news for the ski resorts
2
a
: material reported in a newspaper or news periodical or on a newscast
b
: an event that is interesting enough to be reported
c
: newscast
watched the news on television

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