- News is information that wasn't known before or current events broadcast over the radio, television, online or in print media.
- An example of news is a couple announcing their engagement at a family gathering.
- An example of news is the New York Times announcing the winner of a presidential race.
news definition by Webster's New World
- new information about anything; information previously unknown
- reports, collectively, of recent happenings, esp. those broadcast over radio or TV, printed in a newspaper, etc.
- any person or thing thought to merit special attention in such reports
Origin: Middle English newes, novelties (pl. of newe, adjective ), after Old French noveles or Midieval Latin nova, plural of novum, what is new: ; from Classical Latin novus: see new
news definition by American Heritage Dictionary
plural noun (used with a sing. verb)
- a. Information about recent events or happenings, especially as reported by newspapers, periodicals, radio, or television.b. A presentation of such information, as in a newspaper or on a newscast.
- New information of any kind: The requirement was news to him.
- Newsworthy material: “a public figure on a scale unimaginable in America; whatever he did was news” (James Atlas).
Origin: Middle English newes, new things, tidings, pl. of newe, new thing, new; see New .
- newsˈless adjective
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