What does news mean?

Definitions for news
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word news.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. news, intelligence, tidings, word(noun)

    information about recent and important events

    "they awaited news of the outcome"

  2. news(noun)

    information reported in a newspaper or news magazine

    "the news of my death was greatly exaggerated"

  3. news program, news show, news(noun)

    a program devoted to current events, often using interviews and commentary

    "we watch the 7 o'clock news every night"

  4. news(noun)

    informal information of any kind that is not previously known to someone

    "it was news to me"

  5. newsworthiness, news(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"


  1. news(Noun)

    New information of interest.

    Etymology: Plural of noun "new"

  2. news(Noun)

    Reports of current events broadcast via media such as newspapers or television.

    Etymology: Plural of noun "new"

Webster Dictionary

  1. News

    a report of recent occurences; information of something that has lately taken place, or of something before unknown; fresh tindings; recent intelligence

    Etymology: [From New; cf. F. nounelles. News is plural in form, but is commonly used with a singular verb.]

  2. News

    something strange or newly happened

    Etymology: [From New; cf. F. nounelles. News is plural in form, but is commonly used with a singular verb.]

  3. News

    a bearer of news; a courier; a newspaper

    Etymology: [From New; cf. F. nounelles. News is plural in form, but is commonly used with a singular verb.]


  1. News

    News is the communication of selected information on current events which is presented by print, broadcast, Internet, or word of mouth to a third-party or mass audience.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. News

    nūz, n.sing. something heard of that is new: recent account: first information of something that has just happened or of something not formerly known: intelligence.—v.t. to report.—ns. News′agent, one who deals in newspapers; News′boy, News′man, a boy or man who delivers or sells newspapers; News′-house, a printing-office for newspapers only; News′letter, an occasional letter or printed sheet containing news, the predecessor of the regular newspaper; News′monger, one who deals in news: one who spends much time in hearing and telling news; News′paper, a paper published periodically for circulating news, &c.—the first English newspaper was published in 1622; News′paperdom; News′paperism.—adj. News′papery, superficial.—ns. News′room, a room where newspapers, magazines, &c. lie to be read; News′vender, a seller of newspapers; News′-writ′er, a reporter or writer of news.—adj. News′y, gossipy. [Late M. E., an imit. of Fr. nouvelles.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. NeWS

    [acronym; the “Network Window System”] The road not taken in window systems, an elegant PostScript-based environment that would almost certainly have won the standards war with X if it hadn't been proprietary to Sun Microsystems. There is a lesson here that too many software vendors haven't yet heeded. Many hackers insist on the two-syllable pronunciations above as a way of distinguishing NeWS from Usenet news (the netnews software).

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. News

    Works consisting of an announcement or statement of recent or current events of new data and matters of interest in the field of medicine or science. In some publications, such as "Nature" or "Science," the news reports are substantively written and herald medical and scientific data of vital or controversial importance.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. news

    "Do you hear the news?" A formula used in turning up the relief watch.

Editors Contribution

  1. news

    A variety of communication, data, information, facts, proof, research and statistics to create intelligent, informed communication of current, proactive, positive and important current experiences in life within a specific community, society, region, country, europe or internationally that people are to be made aware of.

    News is important to people so they have an awareness of what is happening within the country they live and across the world.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 11, 2020  

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  2. NEWS

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'news' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #680

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'news' in Written Corpus Frequency: #722

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'news' in Nouns Frequency: #282

Anagrams for news »

  1. sewn, snew

  2. Sewn

How to pronounce news?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say news in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of news in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of news in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of news in a Sentence

  1. Probarb:

    The best protection to virus is to stay away from the news.

  2. Stephan Weil:

    We will this year probably every now and then be confronted with unpleasant news related to 'Dieselgate', the damage will, on balance, not be minor, that much can already be said today, but Volkswagen luckily has a strong economic base.

  3. Kristy Jackson:

    I am the Kristy Jackson that you picture on this page. I have never spoken to or spoken on Fox News. You have me confused with another Kristy Jackson.

  4. Emin Agalarov:

    Everything that I've been watching in the news in the past year has been so unbelievable that we decided to do a video that questions some of the things that I've been accused of organising or being a part of, it was all so far from the truth that we decided to put a little smile on everyone's face with our take on 'reality'.

  5. Richard Swart:

    Investors in all early stage securities know that bad news always comes before the good, meaning that firms who go out of business tend to do so faster than the firms that have exit events and provide returns to investors, if investors are educated about investing in early stage companies, and have diversified their investments, they can and should ride out the inevitable failure of some firms. However, most investors fear loss more than they appreciate gains and it will take time for the market to learn what the cycle of returns looks like for this form of equity crowdfunding investing.

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