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

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