noun (usually used with a singular verb)
Origin of news
adjective, new·er, new·est.
Origin of new
Examples from the Web for news
Contemporary Examples of news
And extortion makes a lot more sense before a story hits the news wire, not after.Phylicia Rashad and the Cult of Cosby Truthers
January 8, 2015
Aviation experts across the world experienced severe jaw dropping at this news.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501
January 6, 2015
Fry had previously confirmed the news to his army of followers on Twitter.Meet Stephen Fry’s Future Husband (Who Is Less Than Half His Age)
January 6, 2015
Such statements are rare, as the Guards routinely avoid going public with news about the demise of one of their commanders.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq
January 6, 2015
The news came as a surprise even to fans of Gordon-Levitt, who was only photographed with McCauley for the first time last May.All Your Internet Boyfriends Are Taken: Gosling, Cumberbatch, and now Joseph Gordon-Levitt
January 3, 2015
Historical Examples of news
Mrs. Milbrey entered, news of importance visibly animating her.
She received his bits of news with the aplomb of a resourceful commander.
And there was the rather astonishing bit of news he had just given her.
Day after day passed on with no news of Giles or Will Wherry.
Great was the interchange of news over the homely hearty meal.
noun (functioning as singular)
- the newsa presentation, such as a radio broadcast, of information of this typethe news is at six
- (in combination)a newscaster
Word Origin for news
- recently made or brought into beinga new dress; our new baby
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the new
adverb (usually in combination)
Word Origin for new
late 14c., "new things," plural of new (n.) "new thing," from new (adj.); after French nouvelles, used in Bible translations to render Medieval Latin nova (neuter plural) "news," literally "new things." Sometimes still regarded as plural, 17c.-19c. Meaning "tidings" is early 15c. Meaning "radio or television program presenting current events" is from 1923. Bad news "unpleasant person or situation" is from 1926. Expression no news, good news can be traced to 1640s. Expression news to me is from 1889.
The News in the Virginia city Newport News is said to derive from the name of one of its founders, William Newce.
"to tell as news," 1640s, from news (n.). Related: Newsed; newsing.
Old English neowe, niowe, earlier niwe "new, fresh, recent, novel, unheard-of, different from the old; untried, inexperienced," from Proto-Germanic *newjaz (cf. Old Saxon niuwi, Old Frisian nie, Middle Dutch nieuwe, Dutch nieuw, Old High German niuwl, German neu, Danish and Swedish ny, Gothic niujis "new"), from PIE *newo- "new" (cf. Sanskrit navah, Persian nau, Hittite newash, Greek neos, Lithuanian naujas, Old Church Slavonic novu, Russian novyi, Latin novus, Old Irish nue, Welsh newydd "new").
The adverb is Old English niwe, from the adjective. New math in reference to a system of teaching mathematics based on investigation and discovery is from 1958. New World (adj.) to designate phenomena of the Western Hemisphere first attested 1823, in Lord Byron; the noun phrase is recorded from 1550s. New Deal in the FDR sense attested by 1932. New school in reference to the more advanced or liberal faction of something is from 1806. New Left (1960) was a coinage of U.S. political sociologist C. Wright Mills (1916-1962). New light in reference to religions is from 1640s. New frontier, in U.S. politics, "reform and social betterment," is from 1934 but associated with John F. Kennedy's use of it in 1960.
see bad news; break the news; no news is good news.
In addition to the idioms beginning with new
- new ballgame
- new blood
- new broom sweeps clean, a
- new leaf
- new lease on life
- new man
- new one
- new person
- new woman
- new wrinkle
- break (new) ground
- breathe new life into
- feel like (new)
- nothing new under the sun
- teach an old dog new tricks
- turn over a new leaf
- what's cooking (new)
- whole new ballgame