DJ音标发音： [nu:z, nju:z]
KK音标发音： [nuz, njuz]
pl.n.(used with a sing. verb)（复数名词）（与单数动词连用）
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、东、西、南四个单词各自的首字母，就得到单词news 的所有字母， 但是这并非news 的出处。 这个词的历史远比这巧妙且不是完全不可想象的。News 是名词 new 的复数形式， 举例来说，我们在谚语“旧的去了，新的来了”中使用了这个词。关于把这个词的复数作为“音讯”来用的最早记录是苏格兰的詹姆士一世，在他写的一本约1437年的书里有这样的话语“阿瓦克……，我给你带来好消息，”看到第一条是好消息是很让人高兴的。然而，他的后代英格兰的詹姆士一世却是记载(1616年）最先说出下面的话的人：“没有消息比坏消息好” 或者如我们所说的“没有消息就是好消息”