Meaning of NEWS in English
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 ~ of him...
They still haven’t had any ~ about when they’ll be able to go home...
I wish I had better ~ for you...
He’s thrilled to bits at the ~.
N-UNCOUNT: oft N prep
News is information that is published in ~papers 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 ~...
The announcement was made at a ~ conference...
Those are some of the top stories in the ~.
N-UNCOUNT: also the N
The ~ 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 ~.
...the six o’clock ~.
N-SING: the N
If you say that someone or something is ~, 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 ~papers. (INFORMAL)
A murder was big ~...
If you are a celebrity, you are headline ~.
N-UNCOUNT: usu supp N
If you say that something is bad ~, you mean that it will cause you trouble or problems. If you say that something is good ~, you mean that it will be useful or helpful to you.
The drop in travel is bad ~ for the airline industry...
This new attitude is good ~ to AIDS activists.
PHRASE: usu v-link PHR, usu PHR for/to n
If you say that something is ~ 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 ~ to me.
PHRASE: V inflects, PHR n
Collins COBUILD. Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) . 2012