\ 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

Recent Examples on the Web Newsrooms are independent of this relationship and there is no influence on news coverage. Chris Wassel, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Coyotes-Capitals odds: Washington big favorites again," 11 Nov. 2019 Tonya Alanez reports on crime and breaking news and is part of the team that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for the Sun Sentinel’s coverage of the Parkland school shooting. Tonya Alanez, sun-sentinel.com, "‘He came out of nowhere,’ says driver in crash that killed pedestrian on I-95 overpass," 11 Nov. 2019 Subscribe to our weekly newsletter, The Adventurist, to get outdoors news sent straight to your inbox. John Meyer, The Know, "Mark your calendars now for these 5 free days at national parks in 2020," 10 Nov. 2019 As the news broke, groups of jubilant Hindus poured into Ayodhya’s streets and distributed sweets to celebrate the verdict, but police soon persuaded them to return to their homes. Washington Post, "Hindus rejoice, Muslims deplore India court ruling on temple," 10 Nov. 2019 As the news broke, groups of jubilant Hindus poured into Ayodhya’s streets and distributed sweets to celebrate the verdict, but police soon persuaded them to return to their homes. BostonGlobe.com, "Saturday’s verdict paves the way for building the temple in place of the demolished mosque.," 10 Nov. 2019 Reach breaking news reporter Sarah Ladd at sladd@courier-journal.com. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville police investigating Sunday shooting on Outer Loop," 10 Nov. 2019 Prepare for political turmoil The presidential election is less than a year off, and political news increasingly will dominate the headlines. Russ Wiles, azcentral, "Strong stock market may hide problems with your portfolio. Here are 5 tips to prepare," 10 Nov. 2019 As the news broke, jubilant Hindus poured into Ayodhya’s streets and distributed sweets to celebrate the verdict, but police soon persuaded them to return to their homes. Sheikh Saaliq, SFChronicle.com, "India’s Supreme Court favors Hindus in dispute over religious site," 9 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of news

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

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More Definitions for news

news

noun
How to pronounce news (audio)

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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