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news

  

      n   functioning as sing  
1    current events; important or interesting recent happenings  
2    information about such events, as in the mass media  
3   
a    the. a presentation, such as a radio broadcast, of information of this type  
the news is at six     
b    (in combination)  
a newscaster     
4    interesting or important information not previously known or realized  
it's news to me     
5    a person, fashion, etc., widely reported in the mass media  
she is no longer news in the film world     
     (C15: from Middle English newes, plural of newe new (adj) on model of Old French noveles or Medieval Latin nova new things)  
  newsless      adj  


bad news  
      n  
Slang   someone or something regarded as undesirable  
he's bad news around here     
Newport News  
      n   functioning as sing   a port in SE Virginia, at the mouth of the James River: an industrial centre, with one of the world's largest shipyards. Pop.: 176122 (1996 est.)  
news agency  
      n   an organization that collects news reports for newspapers, periodicals, etc.,   (Also called)    press agency  
news conference  
      n      another name for       press conference  
news vendor  
      n   a person who sells newspapers  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
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news

  
  
account, advice, bulletin, buzz, communiqué, dirt     (U.S. slang)   disclosure, dispatch, exposé, gen     (Brit. informal)   gossip, hearsay, information, intelligence, latest     (informal)   leak, news flash, release, report, revelation, rumour, scandal, scuttlebutt     (U.S. slang)   statement, story, tidings, word  

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new  
1    advanced, all-singing, all-dancing, contemporary, current, different, fresh, ground-breaking, happening     (informal)   latest, modern, modernistic, modish, newfangled, novel, original, recent, state-of-the-art, topical, ultramodern, unfamiliar, unknown, unused, unusual, up-to-date, virgin  
2    added, extra, more, supplementary  
3    altered, changed, improved, modernized, redesigned, renewed, restored  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    aged, ancient, antiquated, antique, hackneyed, old, old-fashioned, outmoded, passé, stale, trite  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
expression used to indicate that something happens very quickly
n.
def.: new and inexperienced person
slang. Syn.: newbie, newb
id.
Used to express one's enthusiasm about a new person, or a new thing such as an idea, plan, invention or innovation
The way she goes on about him!; you'd think he was the greatest thing since sliced bread / Wow! this video game is the best thing since sliced bread!
n.
new trend in computing to take into account the environmental aspect when designing IT systems.
v.
to use something (an object or a substance) in a new way: not the same as "recycle"
can sometimes be translated as "détourner"
n.
brand of soup, mix of vegetables, image for new startups ?
n.
someone who is picky about food, doesn't want to try new foods
n.
a new word formed by joining together two others and combining their meanings. Examples: brunch, camcorder, carjack, motel, greenwash, smog, workaholic.
n.
a government scheme that moves people to a new area (e.g. because a dam is being built where they live)
v.
add new material to or regularly update a blog ; write about an activity, event, situation, topic, etc. in a blog
It's about a fortnight since I last blogged / Her world tour is a great adventure, and the best thing is that you can tag along with her because she is blogging her trip in near-live time
adj.
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)
exp.
expression used for warning that, although something seems to be over, settled, new events that could change the situation may occur
syn.: "it ain't over till it's over"
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