a. Information about recent events or happenings, especially as reported by newspapers, periodicals, radio, or television.
b. A presentation of such information, as in a newspaper or on a newscast.
2. New information of any kind: The requirement was news to him.
3. Newsworthy material: a public figure on a scale unimaginable in America; whatever he did was news(James Atlas).
[Middle English newes, new things, tidings, pl. of newe, new thing, new; see new.]
Synonyms: news, advice, intelligence, tidings, word These nouns denote information about hitherto unknown events and happenings: just heard the good news; sent advice that the loan was approved; a source of intelligence about the war; tidings of victory; received word of his death.