What does news mean?

Definitions for news
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This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word news.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. news, intelligence, tidings, wordnoun

    information about recent and important events

    "they awaited news of the outcome"

  2. newsnoun

    information reported in a newspaper or news magazine

    "the news of my death was greatly exaggerated"

  3. news program, news show, newsnoun

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

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

  4. newsnoun

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

    "it was news to me"

  5. newsworthiness, newsnoun

    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. newsnoun

    New information of interest.

  2. newsnoun

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

  3. Etymology: Plural of noun "new"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. NEWSnoun

    without the singular,

    Etymology: from new, nouvelles, Fr.

    As he was ready to be greatly advanced for some noble pieces of service which he did, he heard news of me. Philip Sidney.

    When Rhea heard these news, she fled from her husband to her brother Saturn. Walter Raleigh, Hist. of the World.

    When Rhea heard these news, she fled from her husband to her brother Saturn. John Milton, Agonist.

    With such amazement as weak mothers use,
    And frantick gesture, he receives the news. Edmund Waller.

    Now the books, and now the bells,
    And now our act the preacher tells,
    To edify the people;
    All our divinity is news,
    And we have made of equal use
    The pulpit and the steeple. John Denham.

    The amazing news of Charles at once was spread,
    At once the general voice declared
    Our gracious prince was dead. Dryden.

    It is no news for the weak and poor to be a prey to the strong and rich. Roger L'Estrange.

    They have news-gatherers and intelligencers distributed into their several walks, who bring in their respective quotas, and make them acquainted with the discourse of the whole kingdom. Spectator, №. 439.

    Their papers, filled with a different party spirit, divide the people into different sentiments, who generally consider rather the principles than the truth of the news-writer. Addis.

    Advertise both in every news-paper; and let it not be your fault or mine, if our country-men will not take warning. Jonathan Swift, Drapiers Letters.

    Wood is generally his own news-writer. I cannot but observe from that paragraph, that this public enemy treats this kingdom with contempt. Jonathan Swift, Drapiers Letters.

    Pamphlets and news-papers have been full of me. Alexander Pope.


  1. news

    News is new information, typically relating to current events.


  1. news

    News refers to recently received or noteworthy information, especially about recent or significant events. It is typically disseminated via various mediums such as newspapers, television, radio, digital platforms, or word of mouth. News serves to inform, educate, or enlighten the public about what is happening in their local community, nationally, or around the world.

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

  2. News

    something strange or newly happened

  3. News

    a bearer of news; a courier; a newspaper

  4. 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 require awareness 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

    What does NEWS stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the NEWS acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. NEWS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, News is ranked #142108 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The News surname appeared 117 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname News.

    94.8% or 111 total occurrences were White.

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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

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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. Mesut Hancer:

    It was awful. As soon as I heard the news, I rushed there. And with my own bare hands, with my own means, with great effort I tried to pull out my daughter. However, unfortunately, I couldn’t save my daughter, losing a mother, a father or siblings aside, losing a child is on another level of despair.

  2. Aidan Davy:

    This is fundamentally about ... the courage to call out unacceptable practices and to take bad news to your client or to your senior management.

  3. Steven Hirsch:

    The Gawker case has no effect on celeb sex tapes. The Gawker case was a media outlet publishing a clip under the heading of news, the Gawker case has always been the case that ultimately the celebs have to sign off prior to release. The idea is to create a scenario where it makes sense for everybody involved whether financially or for publicity to allow the release. That will never change.

  4. President Trump:

    It's not a news conference, it's not a speech, it's not anything, so that's the story. We've been treated very unfairly.

  5. Mothers Day approaches:

    Were getting a lot more sales and its also scary. I mean, are we going to have the product available? You know, are we going to have the staff available, can we pull this off? Coleman asked. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Coleman tells Fox News that he has about 500 flower deliveries each day leading up to Mothers Day on Sunday. Hes currently hiring more staff to help with demand. Were doing this the best way we can, we really take it seriously keeping our customers, their recipientsand our staff safe.

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