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

  • n. An organization that provides news coverage to subscribers, as to newspapers or periodicals. Also called press agency, press association.

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  • n. An organisation that gathers and distributes news.

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

  • n. an agency to collects news reports for newspapers and distributes it electronically


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  • A telegram arrived from the chancellor, discreetly reproaching the kaiser for returning early and for ordering the fleet to return merely on the strength of a news agency report.

    Castles of Steel

  • An editorial carried by the state-run Xinhua news agency on Sunday titled "Li Na is the best PR for China," called her an "outstanding name card for China" and a "brilliant 'diplomat.'"

    Tennis Champion Marks New Era in China Sports

  • Lebanon's state news agency said about 40 Palestinians from various refugee camps had gathered in the southern town of Oudyssa, and that a Lebanese army unit immediately cordoned off the area "and requested the men leave and keep away from the barbed wire for their own safety."

    Violence Flares Up at Israeli Border

  • New Zealand-born Kevin Holmes was a co-pilot on board the helicopter when it crashed into the sea off the port of Almeria, news agency AFP reported. - Stuff

  • Most of the replies were the same: the story had originated from a news agency that supplied all papers with condensed tactual information.

    Come To Grief

  • Treasured stories were always returned with great reluctance, but Father Ralph and the nuns kept a careful record of what books stayed longest where, then Father Ralph would order copies through the Gilly news agency and blandly charge them to Mary Carson as donations to the Holy Cross Bush Bibliophilic Society.

    The Thorn Birds

  • A Chinese industry ministry spokesman told the state-run Xinhua news agency that claims that Beijing was behind recent cyber attacks were "groundless".

    BBC - Ouch


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