news: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (nz, nyz), [key]
— 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.(def. 5).
  5. newspaper.
  6. newscast.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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