[nooz, nyooz]
noun (usually used with a singular verb)
a report of a recent event; intelligence; information: His family has had no news of his whereabouts for months.
the presentation of a report on recent or new events in a newspaper or other periodical or on radio or television.
such reports taken collectively; information reported: There's good news tonight.
a person, thing, or event considered as a choice subject for journalistic treatment; newsworthy material. Compare copy ( def 5 ).

1425–75; late Middle English newis, plural of newe new thing, novelty (see new); on the model of Middle French noveles (plural of novele), or Medieval Latin nova (plural of novum); see novel2

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[noo, nyoo]
adjective, newer, newest.
of recent origin, production, purchase, etc.; having but lately come or been brought into being: a new book.
of a kind now existing or appearing for the first time; novel: a new concept of the universe.
having but lately or but now come into knowledge: a new chemical element.
unfamiliar or strange (often followed by to ): ideas new to us; to visit new lands.
having but lately come to a place, position, status, etc.: a reception for our new minister.
unaccustomed (usually followed by to ): people new to such work.
coming or occurring afresh; further; additional: new gains.
fresh or unused: to start a new sheet of paper.
(of physical or moral qualities) different and better: The vacation made a new man of him.
other than the former or the old: a new era; in the New World.
being the later or latest of two or more things of the same kind: the new testament; a new edition of Shakespeare.
(initial capital letter) (of a language) in its latest known period, especially as a living language at the present time: New High German.
recently or lately (usually used in combination): The valley was green with new-planted crops.
freshly; anew or afresh (often used in combination): roses new washed with dew; new-mown hay.
something that is new; a new object, quality, condition, etc.: Ring out the old, ring in the new.

before 900; Middle English newe (adj., adv., and noun), Old English nēowe, nīewe, nīwe (adj. and adv.); cognate with Dutch nieuw, German neu, Old Norse nȳr, Gothic niujis, Old Irish núe, Welsh newydd, Greek neîos; akin to Latin novus, OCS novŭ, Greek néos, Sanskrit navas

newness, noun
quasi-new, adjective
quasi-newly, adverb
unnew, adjective
unnewness, noun

gnu, knew, new.

New, fresh, novel describe things that have not existed or have not been known or seen before. New refers to something recently made, grown, or built, or recently found, invented, or discovered: a new car; new techniques. Fresh refers to something that has retained its original properties, or has not been affected by use or the passage of time: fresh strawberries; fresh ideas. Novel refers to something new that has an unexpected, strange, or striking quality, generally pleasing: a novel experience.

Following the alveolar consonants [t] [d] and [n] two main types of pronunciation occur for the “long” vowel represented by the spellings u, ue, discontinuous u...e, and ew, as in student, due, nude, and new. In the North and North Midland U.S. [oo] immediately follows the alveolar consonant: [stood-nt] [doo] [nood] and [noo]. In the South Midland and Southern U.S., pronunciations of the type [styood-nt] [dyoo] [nyood] and [nyoo] predominate. Both these types are traceable to England, as well as some less common ones, for example, those in which the high front vowel [i] substitutes for the [y]. A belief that the [yoo] pronunciations are more prestigious sometimes leads to hypercorrection, the insertion of the y sound where historically it does not belong, leading to such pronunciations as [nyoon] for noon. Currently in the United States, a [y] following [s] [z] [th] and [l] as in sue [syoo] resume [ri-zyoom] enthusiasm [en-thyoo-see-az-uhm] and illusion [ih-lyoo-zhuhn] is used by some speakers, but is considered affected by others. Unabridged
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new (njuː)
adj (often foll by to or at)
1.  a.  recently made or brought into being: a new dress; our new baby
 b.  (as collective noun; preceded by the): the new
2.  of a kind never before existing; novel: a new concept in marketing
3.  having existed before but only recently discovered: a new comet
4.  markedly different from what was before: the new liberalism
5.  fresh and unused; not second-hand: a new car
6.  (prenominal) having just or recently become: a new bride
7.  recently introduced (to); inexperienced (in) or unaccustomed (to): new to this neighbourhood
8.  (capital in names or titles) more or most recent of two or more things with the same name: the New Testament
9.  (prenominal) fresh; additional: I'll send some new troops
10.  (often foll by to) unknown; novel: this is new to me
11.  (of a cycle) beginning or occurring again: a new year
12.  (prenominal) (of crops) harvested early: new carrots
13.  changed, esp for the better: she returned a new woman from her holiday
14.  up-to-date; fashionable
15.  (capital when part of a name; prenominal) being the most recent, usually living, form of a language: New High German
16.  the new the new vogue: comedy is the new rock'n'roll
17.  turn over a new leaf to reform; make a fresh start
18.  recently, freshly: new-laid eggs
19.  anew; again
Related: neo-
[Old English nīowe; related to Gothic niujis, Old Norse naujas, Latin novus]

news (njuːz)
1.  current events; important or interesting recent happenings
2.  information about such events, as in the mass media
3.  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]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. neowe, niowe, earlier niwe, from P.Gmc. *newjaz (cf. O.Fris. nie, Du. nieuw, Ger. neu, Dan., Swed. ny, Goth. niujis "new"), from PIE *newos (cf. Skt. navah, Pers. nau, Hittite newash, Gk. neos, Lith. naujas, O.C.S. novu, Rus. novyi, L. novus, O.Ir. nue, Welsh newydd "new"). Newly-wed (n.) first
recorded 1918. Newborn is c.1300 as an adj., 1879 as a noun. New math in ref. to a system of teaching mathematics based on investigation and discovery is from 1958. New England was named 1616 by Capt. John Smith; Newfoundland is from 1585. New World to designate phenomena of the Western Hemisphere first attested 1823, in Lord Byron.

late 14c., plural of new (n.) "new thing," from new (adj.), q.v.; after Fr. nouvelles, used in Bible translations to render M.L. nova (neut. pl.) "news," lit. "new things." Sometimes still regarded as plural, 17c.-19c. Meaning "tidings" is early 15c. The News in the Virginia
city Newport News is said to derive from the name of one of its founders, William Newce.
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Computing Dictionary

NeWS definition

/nee'wis/, /n[y]oo'is/ or /n[y]ooz/ Network extensible Window System.
Many hackers insist on the two-syllable pronunciations above as a way of distinguishing NeWS from news (the netnews software).
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news definition


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Idioms & Phrases


see bad news; break the news; no news is good news.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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Example sentences
Up-to-the-minute horse racing news and tournament information.
News counts the scores of only new first-year students, not transfers.
Get our news delivered directly to your desktop-free.
The good news is that eliminating the ick is as easy as switching to greener
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