news agency


a business organization that gathers news for transmittal to its subscribers.Compare press association.
a business that sells newspapers at retail.

Nearby words

  1. newport east,
  2. newport news,
  3. newry,
  4. newry and mourne,
  5. news,
  6. news analyst,
  7. news case,
  8. news conference,
  9. news flash,
  10. news media

Origin of news agency

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for news agency

  • There were only four of us; two specials,—Wallis and myself,—a news-agency reporter, and a local man.

    The Wonder|J. D. Beresford

British Dictionary definitions for news agency

news agency


an organization that collects news reports for newspapers, periodicals, etcAlso called: press agency
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012