Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “news”

news

noun [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. Do write and tell us all your news. [+ that] The news that Madge had resigned took everyone by surprise. We've got some good news for you. We're getting married.Information and messages the news B1 a television or radio programme consisting of reports about recent events: I usually watch the early evening/late night news. Was there anything interesting on the news this evening?The press and news reportingProgrammes and other broadcasts 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. Where were you when the news of Kennedy's assassination broke (= became known)?Announcing, informing and stating 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.Hoping and hopefulnessPotentialNot hopeful be in the news to be reported about: They've been in the news a lot recently because of their marital problems.The press and news reportingBroadcasting in general
(Definition of news from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of news?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “news” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hoppy

like hops (= dried fruit used to make beer)

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More