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news

[nooz, nyooz] /nuz, nyuz/
noun, (usually used with a singular verb)
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.
Compare copy (def 5).
5.
6.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
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
Related forms
newsless, adjective
newslessness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for newsless

news

/njuːz/
noun (functioning as sing)
1.
current events; important or interesting recent happenings
2.
information about such events, as in the mass media
3.
  1. the news, a presentation, such as a radio broadcast, of information of this type: the news is at six
  2. (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
Derived Forms
newsless, adjective
Word Origin
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 and History for newsless

news

n.

late 14c., "new things," plural of new (n.) "new thing," from new (adj.); after French nouvelles, used in Bible translations to render Medieval Latin nova (neuter plural) "news," literally "new things." Sometimes still regarded as plural, 17c.-19c. Meaning "tidings" is early 15c. Meaning "radio or television program presenting current events" is from 1923. Bad news "unpleasant person or situation" is from 1926. Expression no news, good news can be traced to 1640s. Expression news to me is from 1889.

The News in the Virginia city Newport News is said to derive from the name of one of its founders, William Newce.

v.

"to tell as news," 1640s, from news (n.). Related: Newsed; newsing.

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Slang definitions & phrases for newsless

news

Related Terms

bad news, nose for news


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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