Meaning of NEWS in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ nju:z, AM nu:z ]

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.


News is information about a recently changed situation or a recent event.

We waited and waited for news of him...

They still haven’t had any news about when they’ll be able to go home...

I wish I had better news for you...

He’s thrilled to bits at the news.

N-UNCOUNT : oft N prep


News is information that is published in newspapers and broadcast on radio and television about recent events in the country or world or in a particular area of activity.

Foreign News is on Page 16...

We’ll also have the latest sports news...

The announcement was made at a news conference...

Those are some of the top stories in the news.

N-UNCOUNT : also the N


The news is a television or radio broadcast which consists of information about recent events in the country or the world.

I heard all about the bombs on the news.

...the six o’clock news.

N-SING : the N


If you say that someone or something is news , you mean that they are considered to be interesting and important at the moment, and that people want to hear about them on the radio and television and in newspapers. ( INFORMAL )

A murder was big news...

If you are a celebrity, you are headline news.

N-UNCOUNT : usu supp N


If you say that something is bad news , you mean that it will cause you trouble or problems. If you say that something is good news , you mean that it will be useful or helpful to you.

The drop in travel is bad news for the airline industry...

This new attitude is good news to AIDS activists.

PHRASE : usu v-link PHR , usu PHR for/to n


If you say that something is news to you, you mean that you did not previously know what you have just been told, especially when you are surprised or annoyed about it.

I’d certainly tell you if I knew anything, but I don’t. What you’re saying is news to me.

PHRASE : V inflects , PHR n

Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне.