Definition of news in English:

news

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Pronunciation: /njuːz
 
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noun

[mass noun]
1Newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent events: I’ve got some good news for you
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  • 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 again
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  • 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.
Synonyms
report, announcement, story, account;
message, dispatch, statement, intelligence;
disclosure, revelation, word, talk, notice, intimation, the latest, gossip, tittle-tattle, rumour, scandal, exposé
informal scoop
literary tidings
archaic advices
1.2 (news to) informal Information not previously known to (someone): this was hardly news to her
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  • 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 fashion
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  • 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

Origin

late Middle English: plural of new, translating Old French noveles or medieval Latin nova 'new things'.

Phrases

be good (or bad) news

Be commendable or admirable (or unpleasant or undesirable): he’s good news—I get very good vibes from him
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  • 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.
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  • 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.

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