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 (no͞oz, nyo͞oz)
pl.n. (used with a sing. verb)
a. Information about recent events or happenings, especially as reported by means of newspapers, websites, radio, television, and other forms of media.
b. A presentation of such information, as in a newspaper or on a newscast: watched the evening news.
2. New information of any kind: The requirement was news to him.
3. Newsworthy material: "a public figure on a scale unimaginable in America; whatever he did was news" (James Atlas).

[Middle English newes, new things, tidings, pl. of newe, new thing, new; see new.]
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n (functioning as singular)
1. current events; important or interesting recent happenings
2. information about such events, as in the mass media
a. the news a presentation, such as a radio broadcast, of information of this type: the news is at six.
b. (in combination): a newscaster.
4. interesting or important information not previously known or realized: it's news to me.
5. a person, fashion, etc, widely reported in the mass media: she is no longer news in the film world.
[C15: from Middle English newes, plural of newe new (adj) on model of Old French noveles or Medieval Latin nova new things]
ˈnewsless adj
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(nuz, nyuz)

n. (usu. with a sing. v.)
1. a report of a recent event; information: to hear news of a relative.
2. 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: to listen to the news.
4. a person, event, etc., regarded as newsworthy material.
5. a newspaper.
[1425–75; late Middle English newis, pl. of newe new thing, novelty (see new); on the model of Middle French noveles (pl. of novele), or Medieval Latin nova (pl. of novum); see novel2]
news′less, adj.
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  • gazette - A gazzetta, a Venetian coin of little value, gave rise to the phrase gazzetta de la novita, "halfpennyworth of news," which eventually gave us gazette.
  • silly season - Any slow news period characterized by trivial news or no news.
  • tidings - Probably comes from Old Norse tithindi, "news of events."
  • report - To report something is etymologically to "carry it back," from Latin reportare; the metaphorical sense of "bringing back news" also developed in Latin.
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  1. As cold waters are to a faint soul, so is good news from a far country —The Holy Bible/Proverbs
  2. Bad news travels fast like a bad shilling —line from British television program “Bless Me Father,” 1986
  3. News … rose like a grenade across Washington —Ellen Goodman, Newsday, December 2, 1986

    Goodman is contrasting the normalcy with which video shopping programs are working, with the scandal over arms shipments to Iran which exploded the sense of normalcy in the capital of the nation.

  4. Share information like a basket lunch —Anon
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1. 'information'

Information is facts that you learn or discover.

You can get more information about our products on our website.

Be Careful!
Information is an uncountable noun. Don't say 'an information or 'informations'. You can say a piece of information.

I found out an interesting piece of information.

You give people information.

She gave me some useful information.

Be Careful!
Use give, not 'tell'. Don't say 'She told me some useful information.'

You refer to information about something or on something.

We don't have any information about him.
I'm looking for information on the history of the town.
2. 'news'

Don't use 'information' to refer to descriptions of recent events in newspapers or on television or radio. Use news.

Our town was in the news when it was visited by the Pope.
The story was on the news this evening.
See news


News is information about a recent event or a recently changed situation.

I've got some good news for you.
Sabine was at home when she heard news of the disaster.

You also use news to refer to descriptions of recent events on television or radio or in a newspaper.

They continued to broadcast up-to-date news and pictures of these events.

News looks like a plural noun but is in fact an uncountable noun. You use a singular form of a verb after it.

The news is likely to be bad.
I was still in the office when the news was brought to me.

You talk about this news, not 'these news'.

I had been waiting at home for this news.

Be Careful!
Don't talk about 'a news'. You refer to a piece of information as some news, a bit of news, or a piece of news.

I've got some good news for you.
I've had a bit of bad news.
A respectful silence greeted this piece of news.

A description of an event on television or in a newspaper is a news item or an item of news.

This was a small news item in The Times last Friday.
An item of news in the Sunday paper caught my attention.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - information about recent and important eventsnews - information about recent and important events; "they awaited news of the outcome"
info, information - a message received and understood
good word - good news
latest - the most recent news or development; "have you heard the latest?"
update - news that updates your information - information reported in a newspaper or news magazine; "the news of my death was greatly exaggerated"
info, information - a message received and understood
business news - news about businesses and investments
news report, write up, account, report, story - a short account of the news; "the report of his speech"; "the story was on the 11 o'clock news"; "the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious"
newscast - a broadcast of news or commentary on the news
reportage, reporting, coverage - the news as presented by reporters for newspapers or radio or television; "they accused the paper of biased coverage of race relations"
hard news - news that deals with serious topics or events
soft news - news that does not deal with serious topics or events
stop press - late news that is inserted into the newspaper at the last minute - a program devoted to current events, often using interviews and commentarynews - a program devoted to current events, often using interviews and commentary; "we watch the 7 o'clock news every night"
broadcast, program, programme - a radio or television show; "did you see his program last night?"
television news - a television broadcast of news - informal information of any kind that is not previously known to someone; "it was news to me"
info, information - a message received and understood - the quality of being sufficiently interesting to be reported in news bulletins; "the judge conceded the newsworthiness of the trial"; "he is no longer news in the fashion world"
interestingness, interest - the power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.); "they said nothing of great interest"; "primary colors can add interest to a room"
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noun information, latest (informal), report, word, story, release, account, statement, advice, exposé, intelligence, scandal, rumour, leak, revelation, buzz, gossip, dirt (U.S. slang), disclosure, bulletin, dispatch, gen (Brit. informal), communiqué, hearsay, tidings, news flash, scuttlebutt (U.S. slang) They still haven't had any news about the survivors.
"As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from another country" Bible: Proverbs
"News may be true, but it is not truth, and reporters and officials seldom see it the same way" [James Reston The Artillery of the Press]
"If people didn't give the news their news, and if everybody kept their news to themselves, the news wouldn't have any news" [Andy Warhol From A to B and Back Again]
"When a dog bites a man, that is not news, because it happens so often. But if a man bites a dog, that is news" [John B. Bogart]
"all the news that's fit to print" [Adolph S. Ochs motto of the New York Times]
"No news is good news"
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1. New information, especially about recent events and happenings:
advice (often used in plural), intelligence, tiding (often used in plural), word.
Informal: scoop.
2. Something significant that happens:
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informacinis biuleteniskioskininkaslaikraščių pardavėjaslaikraštisnaujiena
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1. that's wonderful news!¡qué buena noticia!
some sad news; a sad piece of newsuna triste noticia
what news?; what's the news?¿qué hay de nuevo?
a 700th anniversary is newsun 700 aniversario es noticia
so you think you're going out tonight? well, I've got news for you! (iro) → si crees que vas a salir esta noche, te vas a llevar una sorpresa
to be bad news [person] → ser un ave de mal agüero; [thing] → ser mal asunto
to break the news to sbdar la noticia a algn
when the news brokeal saberse la noticia
that's good newses una buena noticia
they're in the newsson de actualidad
a piece of newsuna noticia
it was news to meme pilló de nuevas
bad news travels fastlas malas noticias llegan muy rápido
no news is good newsla falta de noticias es una buena señal
2. (Press, Rad, TV) → noticias fpl
the news (Rad) → las noticias, el noticiario (TV) → las noticias, el telediario (Sp), el noticiero (LAm), el noticioso (Andes)
the foreign news pagesla sección or las páginas de noticias internacionales
News in Brief (= section in newspaper) → Noticias fpl Breves, Breves fpl
B. CPD news agency Nagencia f de noticias
news blackout Napagón m informativo
news bulletin Nboletín m informativo
news conference Nrueda f de prensa
news desk Nredacción f
news editor Njefe mf de redacción
the news headlines NPL (TV, Rad) → el resumen de las noticias
news item Nnoticia f
news programme, news program (US) Nprograma m de actualidad
news release N (esp US) = press release news sheet Nhoja f informativa
news vendor Nvendedor(a) m/f de periódicos
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[ˈnjuːz] n
(= information) → nouvelles fpl
It was nice to have your news → J'ai été content d'avoir de tes nouvelles.
News travels pretty fast around here → Les nouvelles vont vite par ici.
That's wonderful news! → C'est une merveilleuse nouvelle!
good news → de bonnes nouvelles
some good news → de bonnes nouvelles
I've got some good news for you → J'ai de bonnes nouvelles pour toi.
I wish I had better news for you → J'aimerais avoir de meilleures nouvelles pour vous.
bad news → de mauvaises nouvelles
I've had some bad news → J'ai reçu de mauvaises nouvelles.
the news (= item of news) → la nouvelle
the news of sth → la nouvelle de qch
Mr Brown welcomed the news → M. Brown a bien accueilli la nouvelle.
the good news → la bonne nouvelle
the bad news → la mauvaise nouvelle
to break the bad news to sb → annoncer la mauvaise nouvelle à qn
a piece of news → une nouvelle
news to sb (= previously not known)
That's news to me! → C'est nouveau pour moi!
What you're saying is news to me → Ce que vous dites est nouveau pour moi.
to be good news for sb/sth (= helpful for) → être une bonne nouvelle pour qn/qch
to be good news to sb (= helpful to) → être une bonne nouvelle pour qn
to be bad news for sb/sth (= not helpful) → être une mauvaise nouvelle pour qn/qch
The drop in spending is bad news for retailers → La baisse de la consommation est une mauvaise nouvelle pour les détaillants.
the news (RADIO, TV)les informations
I watch the news every evening → Je regarde les informations tous les soirs.
I listen to the news every morning → J'écoute les informations tous les matins.
to be on the news [event] → passer aux informations
It was on the news at 9.30 → C'est passé aux informations à 9h 30.
to be in the news [person, story] → faire l'actualité
some of the stories that are in the news right now → certains des reportages qui font l'actualité en ce moment
financial news → informations financièresnews agency nagence f de presse
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n no pl
(= report, information)Nachricht f; (= recent development)Neuigkeit(en) f(pl); a piece of newseine Neuigkeit; I have news/no news of himich habe von ihm gehört/nicht von ihm gehört, ich weiß Neues/nichts Neues von ihm; there is no newses gibt nichts Neues zu berichten; have you heard the news?haben Sie schon (das Neueste) gehört?; have you heard the news about Fred?haben Sie schon das Neueste über Fred gehört?; tell us your newserzähl uns die Neuigkeiten or das Neueste; let us have or send us some news of yourselflassen Sie mal von sich hören; what’s your news?was gibts Neues?; is there any news?gibt es etwas Neues?; I have news for you (iro)ich habe eine Überraschung für dich; bad/sad/good newsschlimme or schlechte/traurige/gute Nachricht(en); that is good newsdas ist erfreulich zu hören, das sind ja gute Nachrichten; that’s bad news for English footballdas ist ein schwerer Schlag für den englischen Fußball; when the news of his death/the news brokeals sein Tod/es bekannt wurde; who will break the news to him?wer wird es ihm sagen or beibringen?; that is news (to me)!das ist (mir) ganz neu!; that isn’t exactly newsdas ist nichts Neues; it will be news to him that …er wird staunen, dass …; news travels fastwie sich doch alles herumspricht; bad news travels fastschlechte Nachrichten verbreiten sich schnell; as far as I’m concerned, he’s bad news (inf)für mich bedeutet er (nichts als) Ärger; no news is good newskeine Nachricht ist gute Nachricht
(Press, Film, Rad, TV) → Nachrichten pl; news in briefKurznachrichten pl; financial newsWirtschaftsbericht m; sports newsSportnachrichten pl; here is the newsSie hören nun Nachrichten; it was on the newsdas kam in den Nachrichten; to be in the newsvon sich reden machen; to make newsSchlagzeilen machen; that’s not newsdamit kann man keine Schlagzeilen machen


news agency
n (Brit) → Zeitungshändler(in) m(f)
n (US) → Zeitungsjunge m
news bulletin
nBulletin nt
nNachrichtensprecher(in) m(f)
news cinema
nAktualitätenkino nt
n (Press, TV) → Bericht m
n (US) → Zeitungshändler(in) m(f)
news desk
nNachrichtenredaktion f
news editor
nNachrichtenredakteur(in) m(f)
nKurzmeldung f
news gathering
n no plSammeln ntvon Informationen
n (US) → Reporterin f
n (Internet) → Newsgroup f
news hawk
n (inf)Zeitungsmann m/-frau f (inf), → Reporter(in) m(f)
news headlines
plKurznachrichten pl; (= recap)Nachrichten plin Kürze
news hound
news item
nNeuigkeit f, → Nachricht f; the three main newss todaydie drei Hauptpunkte der Nachrichten; a short news (in paper) → eine Pressenotiz, eine Zeitungsnotiz
nRundschreiben nt, → Mitteilungsblatt nt
n jd, der/etw, das Schlagzeilen macht
n (esp US)
(= journalist)Reporter m; (= newsreader)Nachrichtensprecher n; (= anchor)Moderator m
(= paper man)Zeitungsausträger m; (selling newspapers) → Zeitungsverkäufer m
nKlatschmaul nt; (in paper) → Klatschspaltenschreiber(in) m(f)


nNachrichtensprecher(in) m(f)
nWochenschau f
news release
n (esp US) = press release
n (of newspaper)Nachrichtenredaktion f; (TV, Rad also) → Nachrichtenstudio ntor -zentrale f
news satellite
news sheet
news story
nBericht m
news theatre
nAktualitätenkino nt
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[njuːz] nsg (gen) (Press) → notizie fpl; (report, on radio) → notiziario, giornale m radio; (on TV) → notiziario, telegiornale m
a piece of or an item of news → una notizia (in newspaper) → un articolo
have you heard the news? → hai saputo la notizia?
have you heard the news about Maria? → hai saputo di Maria?
have you any news of Maria/of her? → hai notizie di Maria/sue notizie?
what's your news? → (ci sono) novità?
what's the latest news about the earthquake? → si sa qualcosa di nuovo sul terremoto?
is there any news? → ci sono notizie?
good/bad news → buone/cattive notizie
I've got news for you! → non sai l'ultima!
this is news to me → questo mi giunge nuovo
it's in the news (newspapers) → è su tutti i giornali (radio, TV) → è in tutti i notiziari
home/foreign news → notizie dall'interno/dall'estero
financial news (Press) → pagina economica e finanziaria (Radio, TV) → notiziario economico
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(njuːz) noun singular
a report of, or information about, recent events. You can hear the news on the radio at 9 o'clock; Is there any news about your friend?; (also adjective) a news broadcast.
ˈnewsy adjective
full of news. a newsy letter.
ˈnewsagent noun
(American news dealer) a person who has a shop selling newspapers (and usually other goods).
ˈnewscast noun
a broadcast of news in a radio or television programme.
ˈnewscaster noun
a person who presents a news broadcast.
ˈnewsletter noun
a sheet containing news issued to members of a group, organization etc.
ˈnewspaper noun
a paper, printed daily or weekly, containing news etc. a daily newspaper.

news is singular: No news is good news .
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.


أَخْبَارٌ zprávy nyheder Nachrichten ειδήσεις noticia uutiset nouvelles vijesti notizie ニュース 뉴스 nieuws nyheter wiadomości notícias новости nyheter ข่าว haberler tin tức 新闻
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009


n., pl. noticias;
bad ___malas ___;
good ___buenas ___;
to break the ___dar la noticia.
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References in classic literature ?
"Why, that is good news," said the Cock; "and there I see some one coming, with whom we can share the good tidings." And so saying he craned his neck forward and looked afar off.
A gentleman who was here just now brought excellent news; and perhaps some folks who have given other folks the slip may get to London before they are overtaken; and if they do, I make no doubt but they will find people who will be very ready to receive them."
It is used to call the duck-shooters in Western Canada when a flock of birds has arrived; and to direct the movements of the Dragon in Wagner's grand opera "Siegfried." At the last Yale-Harvard football game, it conveyed almost instantaneous news to fifty thousand people in various parts of New England.
The afternoon papers puffed scraps of news under big headlines.
News is often dispersed as thoughtlessly and effectively as that pollen which the bees carry off (having no idea how powdery they are) when they are buzzing in search of their particular nectar.
As a mark of the commander in chief's special favor he was sent with the news of this victory to the Austrian court, now no longer at Vienna (which was threatened by the French) but at Brunn.
Emily had said she had "heard dreadful news"--how had that news reached her?
Bennet's return, as Jane and Elizabeth were walking together in the shrubbery behind the house, they saw the housekeeper coming towards them, and, concluding that she came to call them to their mother, went forward to meet her; but, instead of the expected summons, when they approached her, she said to Miss Bennet, "I beg your pardon, madam, for interrupting you, but I was in hopes you might have got some good news from town, so I took the liberty of coming to ask."
"You bring news, perhaps, monsieur, do you not?" replied the voice, patient and querulous as that of an old man.
News from the world Young had not, but he was filled with news of the Solomons.
The very name by which they used to be called, journal, seems to tell us that, for it comes from the French word "jour," meaning "a day." Newspapers give us the news of the day for the day.
Astor Applies to Government for Protection.- The Frigate Adams Ordered to be Fitted Out.- Bright News From Astoria.- Sunshine Suddenly Overclouded.