news

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noun, plural in form but singular in construction, often attributive \ ˈnüz , ˈnyüz \

Definition of news

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 gardens
  • —Garrison 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

play \ˈnüz-ləs, ˈnyüz-\ adjective

First Known Use of news

15th century


NEWS Defined for English Language Learners

news

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noun

Definition of news for English Language Learners

  • : 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


NEWS Defined for Kids

news

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noun \ ˈnüz , ˈnyüz \

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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