- An example of news is a couple announcing their engagement at a family gathering.
- An example of news is the New York Times announcing the winner of a presidential race.
- new information about anything; information previously unknown
- reports, collectively, of recent happenings, esp. those broadcast over radio or TV, printed in a newspaper, etc.
- any person or thing thought to merit special attention in such reports
Origin of newsMiddle English newes, novelties (pl. of newe, adjective ), after Old French noveles or Medieval Latin nova, plural of novum, what is new: ; from Classical Latin novus: see new
plural noun(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.
- New information of any kind: The requirement was news to him.
- Newsworthy material: “a public figure on a scale unimaginable in America; whatever he did was news” (James Atlas).
Origin of newsMiddle English newes, new things, tidings, pl. of newe, new thing, new; see new.
From Middle English newes, newys (“new things"), equivalent to new (noun) +"Ž -s.