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"news" in British English

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newsnoun [U]

uk   /njuːz/  us   /nuːz/
A2 information or reports about recent events: That's the best (piece of) news I've heard for a long time! We've had no news of them since they left for Australia. Have you heard the news about Tina and Tom? They're getting divorced. I can't wait to hear all your news. [+ that] The news that Dan had resigned took everyone by surprise. We've got some good news for you. We're getting married.
the news
B1 a television or radio programme consisting of reports about recent events: Was there anything interesting on the news tonight? I saw it on the 6 o'clock news.UK I usually watch the early evening/late night news.
break the news
to tell someone about something bad that has just happened and may have an effect on them: I was devastated when the doctor broke the news to me. I remember where I was when the news of Kennedy's assassination broke (= became known).
be good/bad news
C1 to be someone or something that will affect a person or situation well/badly: He's bad news for the company. He should never have been given the job.
be in the news
to be reported about: They've been in the news a lot recently because of their marital problems.

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(Definition of news from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"news" in American English

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newsnoun [U]

 us   /nuz/
  • news noun [U] (INFORMATION)

recent information about people you know: Why don’t you call them and see if there’s any news? I’ve got some bad news for you. We just heard the good news – congratulations on your engagement!
  • news noun [U] (REPORTS)

a printed or broadcast report of information about important events in the world, the country, or the local area: the nightly news I’m pretty disgusted with TV news coverage. Where were you when the news of the assassination broke?
(Definition of news from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"news" in Business English

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newsnoun [U]

uk   /njuːz/  us   /nuːz/ COMMUNICATIONS
information or reports about recent events: news of sth News of the merger was announced last week.news about sth Continuing bad news about the U.S. economy means fewer sales for European manufacturers.news that News that sales were down 22% affected the share price.bad/good news This is good news for millions of borrowers and mortgage holders.
(also the news) a television or radio programme consisting of reports about recent events: Was there anything interesting on the news this evening? a news bulletin/report/item
(Definition of news from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “news”
in Korean 소식, 뉴스…
in Arabic خَبَر…
in Malaysian berita…
in French (de) nouvelles, (d’)informations…
in Russian новость, сообщение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 消息, 新聞…
in Italian notizie…
in Turkish haber…
in Polish wiadomości…
in Spanish noticias…
in Vietnamese tin tức…
in Portuguese notícias, novidades…
in Thai ข่าว…
in German die Nachrichten (pl.), Nachrichten-……
in Catalan notícies…
in Japanese 近況, 知らせ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 消息, 新闻…
in Indonesian berita…
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