1 tidings, word, information, advice, intelligence; rumour, talk, gossip, hearsay, dirt, scandal, exposé, Colloq info, low-down, scoop, US scuttlebutt, Slang dope:
What's the latest news about the situation in the Middle East?
2 dispatch or despatch, report, account, story, communication, bulletin, communiqué, announcement, information, message, word, statement, (press) release, (news)flash:
The news from our correspondent contains no mention of finding a cache of arms
3 newscast, news broadcast or telecast, news programme; newsflash:
Please be quiet so that I can listen to the news.
4 (good) copy, front-page news, (hot) item:
The royal family is always news.
1 new information
encouraging, excellent, good, great, marvellous, terrific, tremendous, welcome, wonderful
The good news is that we've all been given an extra day's leave. Great news! We've bought the house.
| bad, gloomy, grim, sad, terrible, tragic, unwelcome | dramatic, important, momentous | hot, late, latest, recent
Some late news has just come in.
| old, stale | exciting, interesting | front-page
It was front-page news at the time.
| domestic, home, local, national, regional | foreign, international | business, City, financial | sports, tennis, etc.
bit, item, piece
We've had a bit of good news.
VERB + NEWS
get, have, hear, learn, receive
Have you heard the latest news?
| catch up on
I want to catch up on all your news.
| announce, break, bring (sb), give sb, tell sb
The police had to break the news to the boy's parents.
She ran from office to office, spreading the news.
News of their engagement was leaked to the press.
I haven't really got any news to report.
‘The Daily Nation’ carried news of the event.
| gather, get
It's the reporter's job to go out and gather news.
| await, expect, wait for
They are waiting for news of their relatives.
| greet, react to, welcome
The news was greeted with astonishment.
It was a very minor incident and barely made the news.
NEWS + VERB
come, come in, come through
News is coming in of a large fire in central London.
| break, leak out
The news broke while we were on holiday.
| spread, travel
The news spread like wildfire.
NEWS + NOUN
bulletin, flash, item, release, report, story
Programmes were interrupted for a news flash.
News coverage of the fighting was extremely biased.
The former manager gave his first news conference since being sacked.
| agency, service | programme | editor | source | media
at the ~
She wentcompletely to pieces at the newsof his death.
| in the ~
She's beenin the news a lot lately.
| with the ~
Joan came in with the news thata pay rise had been agreed.
| ~ about
I'm not interested in newsabout celebrities.
| ~ from
Andnow with news from the Games,over to our Olympiccorrespondent.
| ~ of
news offresh killings
| ~ on
Is there anynews on the car bomb attack?
| ~ to
It was news to me that they'dgot married.
2 the news: on TV or radio
radio, television, TV | evening, lunchtime, nine o'clock, etc.
VERB + NEWS
hear, listen to, see, watch | turn on | broadcast | read
The news is read by Harriet Daly.
in the ~
Our school was mentioned in the news.
| on the ~
I heard it on t
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