n. A new or uncommon and more or less surprising thing; a new or unexpected event or occurrence.n. Recent, but not necessarily unexpected, intelligence of something that has lately taken place, or of something before unknown or imperfectly known; tidings.n. A newspaper.n. A messenger with news.n. Synonyms News, Intelligence, Tidings, Advices. News is the most general word, applying to real information which is or is not important, interesting, or expected; news meets especially the desire to know. Intelligence is also a general word, applying to news or information of an interesting character, enabling one to understand better the situation of things in the place from which intelligence comes: as, intelligence from the Sandwich Islands to the 1st ult.; intelligence of a mutiny. Tidings are awaited with anxiety. Advices are items of information sent for the benefit or pleasure of those receiving them. Thus, Philip II. expected no intelligence from the Armada for some days after it sailed; soon rumor brought him false news of a glorious victory gained over the English: his first reliable news of the defeat of the Armada came through advices; he received from time to time tidings of uniform disaster.To report; rumor: as, it was newsed abroad that the bank had failed.