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news  (nz, nyz)
pl.n. (used with a sing. verb)
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.]

newsless adj.
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.

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