Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A printed report giving news or information of interest to a special group.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A periodically sent publication containing current events or the like, generally on a particular topic or geared toward a limited audience.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A circular letter, written or printed for the purpose of disseminating news. This was the name given to the earliest English newspapers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A letter or report containing news intended for general circulation, originally circulated in manuscript.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. report or open letter giving informal or confidential news of interest to a special group

Etymologies

news + letter (Wiktionary)

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