DJ音標發音： [nu:z, nju:z]
KK音標發音： [nuz, njuz]
pl.n.(used with a sing. verb)（復數名詞）（與單數動詞連用）
1. Information about recent events or happenings, especially as reported by newspapers, periodicals, radio, or television.
2. A presentation of such information, as in a newspaper or on a newscast.
3. New information of any kind:
The requirement was news to him.
4. Newsworthy material:
“a public figure on a scale unimaginable in America; whatever he did was news”(James Atlas)
6. The central meaning shared by these nouns is “information about hitherto unknown events and happenings”:
just heard the good news;
sent advice that the mortgage would be foreclosed;
a source of intelligence about the negotiations;
tidings of victory;
received word of the senator's death.
7. If you take the first letters of the directions North, East, West, and South, it is true that you have the letters of the word news, but it is not true that you have the etymology of news, contrary to what has often been thought. The history of the word is much less clever than this and not at all unexpected. News is simply the plural of the noun new, which we use, for example, in the adage “Out with the old, in with the new.” The first recorded user of this plural to mean “tidings” may have been James I of Scotland; a work possibly written by him around 1437 contains the words “Awak . . . I bring The [thee] newis [news] glad.” It is pleasant to see that the first news was good. However, his descendant James I of England is the first person recorded (1616) to have said“No newis is better than evill newis,”or as we would put it, “No news is good news.”
如果你取北、東、西、南四個單詞各自的首字母，就得到單詞news 的所有字母， 但是這并非news 的出處。 這個詞的歷史遠比這巧妙且不是完全不可想象的。News 是名詞 new 的復數形式， 舉例來說，我們在諺語“舊的去了，新的來了”中使用了這個詞。關于把這個詞的復數作為“音訊”來用的最早記錄是蘇格蘭的詹姆士一世，在他寫的一本約1437年的書里有這樣的話語“阿瓦克……，我給你帶來好消息，”看到第一條是好消息是很讓人高興的。然而，他的后代英格蘭的詹姆士一世卻是記載(1616年）最先說出下面的話的人：“沒有消息比壞消息好” 或者如我們所說的“沒有消息就是好消息”