Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 532. News.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties
Division (II) Communication of Ideas
Section II. Modes of Communication
532. News.
NOUN:NEWS; information [See Information]; piece -, budget- of -news, - information; intelligence, tidings; beat or scoop [newspaper cant], story, copy [cant], print, letterpress.
  fresh -, stirring -, old -, stale- news; glad tidings; old -, stale- story; chestnut [slang].
  MESSAGE, word, advice, aviso, dispatch or despatch; telegram, cable [colloq.], wire [colloq.], radio [colloq.], radiogram, wireless telegram, wireless [colloq.], marconigram, pneumatogram, communication, errand, embassy; bulletin; broadcast.
  REPORT, rumor, hearsay, on-dit, flying rumor, news stirring, cry, buzz, bruit, fame; talk, ouï-dire [F.], scandal, eavesdropping; town -, table- -talk, - gossip; tittle-tattle; canard, topic of the day, idea afloat.
  NARRATOR (describe) [See Description]; newsmonger, scandalmonger; busybody, talebearer, telltale, gossip, tattler, blab, babbler, tattletale, chatterer; informer, squealer [slang].
VERB:TRANSPIRE (be disclosed) [See Disclosure]; rumor (publish) [See Publication].
ADJECTIVE:RUMORED; publicly -, currently- -rumored, - reported; many-tongued; rife, current, floating, afloat, going about, in circulation, in every one’s mouth, all over the town.
  HAVING NEWS VALUE, newsy [colloq.], snappy [slang].
ADVERB:AS THEY SAY; as the story -goes, - runs; it is said.
  BY TELEGRAPH, by cable, by radio [colloq.], by wireless [colloq.].
  1. Airy tongues that syllable men’s names.—Milton
  2. Master! master! news, old news, and such news as you never heard of.—Taming of the Shrew
  3. Some tell, some hear, some judge of news, some make it.—Dryden



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