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English Dictionary: news by the DICT Development Group
5 results for news
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. information about recent and important events; "they awaited news of the outcome"
    Synonym(s): news, intelligence, tidings, word
  2. information reported in a newspaper or news magazine; "the news of my death was greatly exaggerated"
  3. a program devoted to current events, often using interviews and commentary; "we watch the 7 o'clock news every night"
    Synonym(s): news program, news show, news
  4. informal information of any kind that is not previously known to someone; "it was news to me"
  5. the quality of being sufficiently interesting to be reported in news bulletins; "the judge conceded the newsworthiness of the trial"; "he is no longer news in the fashion world"
    Synonym(s): newsworthiness, news
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   News \News\, n [From New; cf. F. nounelles. News [?]s plural in
      form, but is commonly used with a singular verb.]
      1. A report of recent occurences; information of something
            that has lately taken place, or of something before
            unknown; fresh tindings; recent intelligence.
                     Evil news rides post, while good news baits.
      2. Something strange or newly happened.
                     It is no news for the weak and poor to be a prey to
                     the strong and rich.                           --L'Estrange.
      3. A bearer of news; a courier; a newspaper. [Obs.]
                     There cometh a news thither with his horse. --Pepys.

From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   NeWS /nee'wis/, /n[y]oo'is/ or /n[y]ooz/ n.   [acronym; the
   `Network Window System'] The road not taken in window systems, an
   elegant {{PostScript}}-based environment that would almost certainly
   have won the standards war with {X} if it hadn't been {proprietary}
   to Sun Microsystems.   There is a lesson here that too many software
   vendors haven't yet heeded.   Many hackers insist on the two-syllable
   pronunciations above as a way of distinguishing NeWS from Usenet
   news (the {netnews} software).

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      /nee'wis/, /n[y]oo'is/ or /n[y]ooz/ {Network extensible Window
      Many hackers insist on the two-syllable pronunciations above
      as a way of distinguishing NeWS from {news} (the {netnews}
      [{Jargon File}]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      See {netnews}.
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