|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]|
NeWS/nee'wis/, /n[y]oo'is/ or /n[y]ooz/ n. [acronym; the `Network Window System'] The road not taken in window systems, an elegant PostScript-based environment that would almost certainly have won the standards war with X if it hadn't been proprietary to Sun Microsystems. There is a lesson here that too many software vendors haven't yet heeded. Many hackers insist on the two-syllable pronunciations above as a way of distinguishing NeWS from Usenet news (the netnews software).