- 1Newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent events: I’ve got some good news for youMore example sentences
- She's been saying this for a few weeks, not just since the recent news story.
- The site will also feature an hour-by-hour weblog of campaign events and news stories.
- As a result, concerned citizens do not receive timely news about political issues that they want.
- 1.1 (the news) A broadcast or published report of news: he was back in the news againMore example sentences
report, announcement, story, account; (news) item, article, news flash, newscast, headlines, press release, communication, communiqué, bulletin; message, dispatch, statement, intelligence; disclosure, revelation, word, talk, notice, intimation, the latest, gossip, tittle-tattle, rumour, scandal, exposé• informal scoop• literary tidings• archaic advices
- There's a story in the news reporting that Oxford Street may get a pedestrian fast lane.
- Issues about or affecting teenagers are regularly in the news, but we seldom hear what they have to say.
- The evil ones are not afraid of officials, they are only afraid of being reported in the news.
- 1.2 (news to) • informal Information not previously known to (someone): this was hardly news to herMore example sentences
- This is hardly news to anyone who has watched this programme's seven-year meltdown.
- Really, that's news to me.
- 1.3A person or thing considered interesting enough to be reported in the news: Chanel became the hottest news in fashionMore example sentences
- We know that fashion isn't real news, unless a company buys one of its rivals.
- In any event they are big sums, and like big names, they are always news.E2.0.CO%3B2-K
be good (or bad) news
- Be commendable or admirable (or unpleasant or undesirable): he’s good news—I get very good vibes from himMore example sentences
- This was good news as the chicken house I'd just built was way to heavy for me to move so I needed a hand.
- That appears to be good news, and we await with keen interest the fuller details of the scheme.
- There is an amazing number of new cars on the way in 2005, which is good news for the buyer.
no news is good news
- • proverb Without information to the contrary you can assume that all is well.More example sentences
- There is nothing to suggest anything untoward has happened, so we just have to assume that no news is good news.
- Sometimes we think that maybe no news is good news but if it carries on any longer the doubts will certainly become stronger.
- I haven't heard from him since he went two-and-a-half weeks ago, but no news is good news.
late Middle English: plural of new, translating Old French noveles or medieval Latin nova 'new things'.