Meaning of NEWS in English


— newsless , adj. — newslessness , n.

/noohz, nyoohz/ , n. ( usually used with a sing. v. )

1. a report of a recent event; intelligence; information: His family has had no news of his whereabouts for months.

2. the presentation of a report on recent or new events in a newspaper or other periodical or on radio or television.

3. such reports taken collectively; information reported: There's good news tonight.

4. a person, thing, or event considered as a choice subject for journalistic treatment; newsworthy material. Cf. copy (def. 5).

5. newspaper.

6. newscast.

[ 1425-75; late ME newis, pl. of newe new thing, novelty (see NEW); on the model of MF noveles (pl. of novele ), or ML nova (pl. of novum ); see NOVEL 2 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .