from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Information about recent events or happenings, especially as reported by newspapers, periodicals, radio, or television.
- n.pl. A presentation of such information, as in a newspaper or on a newscast.
- n.pl. New information of any kind: The requirement was news to him.
- n.pl. Newsworthy material: "a public figure on a scale unimaginable in America; whatever he did was news” ( James Atlas).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. New information of interest.
- n. Reports of current events broadcast via media such as newspapers or television.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A report of recent occurrences; information of something that has lately taken place, or of something before unknown; fresh tidings; recent intelligence.
- n. Something strange or newly happened.
- n. A bearer of news; a courier; a newspaper.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A new or uncommon and more or less surprising thing; a new or unexpected event or occurrence.
- n. Recent, but not necessarily unexpected, intelligence of something that has lately taken place, or of something before unknown or imperfectly known; tidings.
- n. A newspaper.
- n. A messenger with news.
- n. Synonyms News, Intelligence, Tidings, Advices. News is the most general word, applying to real information which is or is not important, interesting, or expected; news meets especially the desire to know. Intelligence is also a general word, applying to news or information of an interesting character, enabling one to understand better the situation of things in the place from which intelligence comes: as, intelligence from the Sandwich Islands to the 1st ult.; intelligence of a mutiny. Tidings are awaited with anxiety. Advices are items of information sent for the benefit or pleasure of those receiving them. Thus, Philip II. expected no intelligence from the Armada for some days after it sailed; soon rumor brought him false news of a glorious victory gained over the English: his first reliable news of the defeat of the Armada came through advices; he received from time to time tidings of uniform disaster.
- To report; rumor: as, it was newsed abroad that the bank had failed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. information about recent and important events
- n. a program devoted to current events, often using interviews and commentary
- n. information reported in a newspaper or news magazine
- n. informal information of any kind that is not previously known to someone
- n. the quality of being sufficiently interesting to be reported in news bulletins
Middle English newes, new things, tidings, pl. of newe, new thing, new; see new.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English newes, newys ("new things"), equivalent to new (noun) + -s. (Wiktionary)