news service


an agency that gathers news stories for its members or subscribers.Compare news agency(def 1), press association, wire service.

Origin of news service

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for news service

  • There was a great burst of cheering; the news-service aircars got into position above the procession.

    Space Viking|Henry Beam Piper
  • There were four news-service cars hovering above; whatever was going on was getting a planetwide screen showing.

    Space Viking|Henry Beam Piper
  • A music program was just ending; there was a brief silence, and then a commentator appeared, identifying his news-service.

    The Cosmic Computer|Henry Beam Piper