The word NEWS is one of the popular and widely used term in todays world but do you know what is the full form of News?
What is news?
Recently received or significant information, especially about current or important events.
For example, “I’ve got some good news for you”
What does NEWS stand for?
It is usually thought that the NEWS is an acronym of the four directions like North, East, West, and South or “Notable Events, Weather and Sports“?
Many people think that the full form is NEWS is North, East, West, and South as the daily news comes from everywhere.
But this is NOT TRUE.
“News” is just a plural of the word “new”. It simply means what is new around us and indicates events that have recently happened. “News” is information about recent or current events.
People can provide news through different media for example, word of mouth, Electronic communication, printing, postal system, broadcasting, and witness of events.
So, there is no full form of NEWS. The English word “NEWS” was developed in the 14th century for the adjective “NEW” or NEW THING.
The word “NEWS” is derived from the adjective ‘new’. And we know in English grammar, adjectives cannot be plural. For example, careful, aggressive. Can you tell me the plural form of careful or aggressive?It is not possible to write as
So how did the word “NEWS” possible as plural?
Why is it called news?
The English word “news” developed in the 14th century as a different and unique use of the plural form of “new.”
In Middle English, the same word was newes, like the French word Nouveau ( plural-Nouvelles) and the German Neues.
The genre of news is closely linked with the Newspaper. China originated Newspaper as a court bulletin and spread, with paper and printing press, to Europe.
Other Abbreviation of “NEWS”
- New Enlightenment, Widsom, and Services
- New Entertainment World of Sammy
- National Editorial Weekly Service
- New England Weavers Seminar
- National Environment and Wildlife Society
- New Edition Warrior Strories
- Non-profit Experimental Woodworking School
- National Emu Watching Society
FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions about News
What part of speech is news?
Noun, plural in form but singular in construction.
Is news a noun or verb?
We use the uncountable noun news that mean ‘information or reports about current events’. It takes a singular verb: The news is good about Angelina.