- newsW1S1 [nju:z US nu:z] n [U][Date: 1400-1500; Origin: new]1.) information about something that has happened recently▪ I'm not sure how he's going to react to the news.▪ The good news is that tomorrow will be fine and sunny.▪ You seem upset - not bad news , I hope?▪ We are delighted at the news that our daughter is expecting a baby.▪ The fall in house prices will be welcome news for first time buyers.news on▪ What's the latest news on your university application?▪ David's just told me an interesting piece of news .▪ Do you have any news for me?news of/about▪ Everyone is shocked by the news of the arrests.▪ Sit down and tell me all your news .▪ Have you heard the news ? We're going to get married.▪ How would he break the news to Mary that he'd been lying to her?▪ People living near a disused factory have welcomed the news that it is to be demolished.▪ Friday's news was greeted with enthusiasm in Denmark.▪ News of the tragedy spread quickly around the town.2.) reports of recent events in the newspapers or on the radio or television▪ a late evening news broadcast▪ We've got the news headlines coming up at half past twelve.▪ a news and current affairs programme▪ Here's the sports news from Jane Murray.▪ the latest news from the Olympic stadiumnews about/on/of▪ news on the latest developments in the talksnews that▪ Several evening papers carried the news that a cabinet minister was about to resign.local/regional/national/international news▪ Twenty years ago environmental issues rarely made the news (=were considered important enough to be in the news) .be in the news▪ Hong Kong is in the news this morning.▪ His resignation was front page news (=was important news) .news story/report/item▪ Never before has a news story triggered such sensational sales of the newspaper.3.) the newsa regular television or radio programme that gives you reports of recent events▪ the ten o'clock news▪ Let's watch the news .▪ Be quiet. I want to listen to the news .on the news▪ It must be true - I heard it on the news last night.switch/turn/put on the news(=turn the television or radio on so that you can watch or hear the news)4.) be good/bad news for sbif the facts about something are good or bad news for someone, they are likely to make life better or worse for them▪ There is no legal market for African ivory, which is good news for the elephants.5.) he's/she's bad news informalused to say that someone is likely to cause trouble▪ Stay away from that guy, he's bad news.6.) be newsif someone or something is news, people are interested in them at the moment and want to know about them▪ European fashions are big news right now in the States.7.) that's news to me!spoken used when you are surprised or annoyed because you have not been told something earlier▪ 'The meeting's been cancelled.' 'That's news to me!'8.) I've got news for youspoken used to say that you are going to tell someone the facts about something, which they will probably not like to hear▪ You may think I'm finished, but I've got news for you - I'll be back.9.) no news is good newsspoken used when you have not received any news about someone and you hope this means that nothing bad has happened▬▬▬▬▬▬▬COLLOCATES for sense 1good/bad newsgreat/wonderful/terrible etc newsnews thatwelcome news (=good news)the latest newsa piece/bit of newshave some news (for somebody)tell somebody some newshear some newsbreak the news (to somebody) (=tell someone about something for the first time)welcome the news (=be happy about something)greet the news with somethingnews spreadsHINTNews is an uncountable noun. Use singular forms with it, not plural: The news was good (NOT were good). |I was surprised by this news (NOT these news).▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.