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NEWS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does news mean? 

NEWS (noun)
  The noun NEWS has 5 senses:

1. new information about specific and timely events
2. new information of any kind
3. a program devoted to news
4. information reported in a newspaper or news magazine
5. the quality of being sufficiently interesting to be reported in news bulletins

  Familiarity information: NEWS used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


NEWS (noun)


Sense 1news [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

New information about specific and timely events

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

news; tidings; word; intelligence

Context example:

they awaited news of the outcome

Hypernyms ("news" is a kind of...):

info; information (a message received and understood)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "news"):

good word (good news)

latest (the most recent news or development)

update (news that updates your information)


Sense 2news [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

New information of any kind

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

it was news to me

Hypernyms ("news" is a kind of...):

info; information (a message received and understood)


Sense 3news [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A program devoted to news

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

news program; news show; news

Context example:

we watch the 7 o'clock news every night

Hypernyms ("news" is a kind of...):

broadcast; program; programme (a radio or television show)


Sense 4news [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Information reported in a newspaper or news magazine

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

the news of my death was greatly exaggerated

Hypernyms ("news" is a kind of...):

info; information (a message received and understood)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "news"):

soft news (news that does not deal with serious topics or events)

hard news (news that deals with serious topics or events)

coverage; reportage; reporting (the news as presented by reporters for newspapers or radio or television)

newscast (a broadcast of news or commentary on the news)

account; news report; report; story; write up (a short account of the news)

business news (news about businesses and investments)

stop press (late news that is inserted into the newspaper at the last minute)


Sense 5news [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being sufficiently interesting to be reported in news bulletins

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

newsworthiness; news

Context examples:

the judge conceded the newsworthiness of the trial / he is no longer news in the fashion world

Hypernyms ("news" is a kind of...):

interest; interestingness (the power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.))


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