News (nūz), n [From New; cf. F. nounelles. News is plural in form, but is commonly used with a singular verb.] 1. A report of recent occurrences; information of something that has lately taken place, or of something before unknown; fresh tidings; 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.

3. A bearer of news; a courier; a newspaper. [Obs.]

There cometh a news thither with his horse.