\ 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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This news is thrilling to young women like me, who grew up wearing Baby Phat religiously. Jessica Andrews, Teen Vogue, "The Best Baby Phat Fashion Moments of All Time, Ahead of the Relaunch," 13 Mar. 2019 The good news is that a doctor can diagnose a UTI with several different lab tests, including a urinalysis, according to the Mayo Clinic. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Here’s Why You Should Always Wipe Front-to-Back," 9 Mar. 2019 The good news is that Positive Discipline is effective. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "What Is Positive Discipline? Experts Say This Method Is Effective at Getting Kids to Behave," 8 Mar. 2019 The video from wrestling news site Pro Wrestling Sheet captured the actor sitting in the bleachers. Katina Beniaris, Woman's Day, "Luke Perry's 21-Year-Old Son Is Now a Professional Wrestler," 28 Feb. 2019 The good news is both TN and IPS options are available. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Lenovo's latest IdeaPads offer Intel, AMD, and an Nvidia mystery," 24 Feb. 2019 The good news is there are real solutions out there. German Lopez, Vox, "I’ve covered gun violence for years. The solutions aren’t a big mystery.," 14 Feb. 2019 Today's angel investor claimed feels suspiciously timed to counter the many news reports that came out yesterday following the discovery of Mars One's bankruptcy. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "A Mystery Investor May Save the Bankrupt Mars One Mission," 12 Feb. 2019 Getty Images Shout out to Sarah Jessica Parker, who just singlehandedly rescued us all from the misery of Blue Monday with some very happy news. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Sarah Jessica Parker is Bringing Back Carrie Bradshaw for a Mystery Cause With a "Great Brand"," 21 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of news

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

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news

noun

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

news

noun
\ 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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