\ ˈnüz How to pronounce news (audio) , ˈnyüz\

Definition of news

1a : 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 gardens— Garrison Keillor the virus was bad news
2a : 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.

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Other Words from news

newsless \ ˈnüz-​ləs How to pronounce newsless (audio) , ˈnyüz-​ \ adjective

Examples of news in a Sentence

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He and the officer who’s unit that was struck were taken to Regions hospital for injuries, according to a news release from Mounds View police. David Knutson, Twin Cities, "Suspect arrested in Mounds View after car chase ends with police unit being struck," 8 July 2019 He was well known for blocking reporters on Twitter, and his office regularly criticized journalists by name and issued news releases that vigorously pushed back against negative coverage. Richard Fausset, New York Times, "‘Drag This Out as Long as Possible’: Former Official Faces Rare Criminal Charges Under Open-Records Law," 8 July 2019 Gunshots were reported around 5 a.m. Sunday near the 1400 block of Northeast Jarrett Street, according to a news release from the Police Bureau. oregonlive.com, "Shots fired in Northeast Portland, one man injured," 7 July 2019 The Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement is still a month away, but the Hall was in the news this past week for two reasons. Ben Volin, BostonGlobe.com, "NFL offseason often a time for bad news," 6 July 2019 In other remake news, Beyoncé’s Lion King will hit theaters July 19, and Mulan is currently in post-production. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, "Grown-ish Star Halle Bailey Cast As Ariel In The Little Mermaid," 5 July 2019 But for Barusseau, diocesan officials did not issue a news release. David Tarrant, Dallas News, "Dallas Catholic diocese blasted over announcement of allegations against another former priest," 5 July 2019 The national news waxed hysterical, with television stations camping out in Cartersville in their trucks with their broadcast antennas. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "The Airplanes That Rescue Ebola Patients," 5 July 2019 The hosts alternate between workplace gripes like radios that don’t work in remote areas and topics in the news. Elliot Spagat, The Denver Post, "Racist, sexually explicit Facebook posts put Border Patrol on defensive at rough time," 3 July 2019

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First Known Use of news

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

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English Language Learners 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.
informal : someone or something that is exciting and in the news


\ ˈnüz How to pronounce news (audio) , ˈnyüz\

Kids Definition of news

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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