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newsnoun [U]

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

recentinformation 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 ​yourengagement!
  • news noun [U] (REPORTS)

a ​printed or ​broadcastreport of ​information about ​importantevents in the ​world, the ​country, or the ​localarea: the ​nightly news I’m ​prettydisgusted with TV news ​coverage. Where were you when the news of the ​assassinationbroke?
(Definition of news from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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newsnoun [U]

uk   /njuːz/  us   /nuːz/
A2 information or ​reports about ​recentevents: That's the ​best (​piece of) news I've ​heard for a ​longtime! 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 ​radioprogramme consisting of ​reports about ​recentevents: 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 ​doctorbroke the news to me. I ​remember where I was when the news of Kennedy's ​assassination broke (= ​becameknown).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 ​theirmaritalproblems.

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(Definition of news from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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. ​economymeans fewer ​sales for ​Europeanmanufacturers.news that News that ​sales were down 22% affected the ​shareprice.bad/good news This is good news for millions of borrowers and ​mortgageholders.
(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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