- 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 of newsMiddle English newes, novelties (pl. of newe, adjective ), after Old French noveles or Medieval Latin nova, plural of novum, what is new: from Classical Latin novus: see new