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news Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun information about recent and important events
    tidings; word; intelligence.
    • they awaited news of the outcome
  2. noun information reported in a newspaper or news magazine
    • the news of my death was greatly exaggerated
  3. noun a program devoted to current events, often using interviews and commentary
    news program; news show.
    • we watch the 7 o'clock news every night
  4. noun informal information of any kind that is not previously known to someone
    • it was news to me
  5. noun the quality of being sufficiently interesting to be reported in news bulletins
    • the judge conceded the newsworthiness of the trial
    • he is no longer news in the fashion world

News noun
From New; cf. F. nounelles. News s plural in form, but is commonly used with a singular verb.
  1. A report of recent occurences; information of something that has lately taken place, or of something before unknown; fresh tindings; recent intelligence.
    Evil news rides post, while good news baits. Milton.
  2. Something strange or newly happened.
    It is no news for the weak and poor to be a prey to the strong and rich. L'Estrange.
  3. A bearer of news; a courier; a newspaper. Obs.
    There cometh a news thither with his horse. Pepys.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

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