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Definitions of paper

  1. an essay ( especially one written as an assignment); " he got an A on his composition"
  2. a newspaper as a physical object; " when it began to rain he covered his head with a newspaper"
  3. a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements; " he read his newspaper at breakfast"
  4. a business firm that publishes newspapers; " Murdoch owns many newspapers"
  5. cover with paper; " paper the box"
  6. medium for written communication; " the notion of an office running without paper is absurd"
  7. a scholarly article describing the results of observations or stating hypotheses; " he has written many scientific papers"
  8. a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
  9. cover with wallpaper
  10. made of paper; " they wore paper hats at the party"
  11. Cloth or paper covered with powdered carborundum.
  12. A substance in the form of thin sheets or leaves intended to be written or printed on, or to be used in wrapping. It is made of rags, straw, bark, wood, or other fibrous material, which is first reduced to pulp, then molded, pressed, and dried.
  13. A sheet, leaf, or piece of such substance.
  14. A printed or written instrument; a document, essay, or the like; a writing; as, a paper read before a scientific society.
  15. A printed sheet appearing periodically; a newspaper; a journal; as, a daily paper.
  16. Negotiable evidences of indebtedness; notes; bills of exchange, and the like; as, the bank holds a large amount of his paper.
  17. Decorated hangings or coverings for walls, made of paper. See Paper hangings, below.
  18. A paper containing ( usually) a definite quantity; as, a paper of pins, tacks, opium, etc.
  19. A medicinal preparation spread upon paper, intended for external application; as, cantharides paper.
  20. Of or pertaining to paper; made of paper; resembling paper; existing only on paper; unsubstantial; as, a paper box; a paper army.
  21. To cover with paper; to furnish with paper hangings; as, to paper a room or a house.
  22. To fold or inclose in paper.
  23. To put on paper; to make a memorandum of.
  24. Decorated hangings or coverings for walls, made of paper. See hangings, below.
  25. Cloth or covered with powdered carborundum.
  26. A thin substance made of various materials, as wood, rags, etc., used for writing upon, or wrapping; a sheet of the substance; a newspaper; an essay or other writing; a legal document; bank notes or bills of exchange; a covering for walls.
  27. Made of paper; thin.
  28. To cover with paper.
  29. Charta. 1. A square of paper folded over so as to form an envelope containing a dose of any medicinal powder. 2. A piece of blotting- paper or filter- paper impregnated with a medicinal solution and dried; when burned the fumes are inhaled in the treatment of asthma and other respiratory affections. 3. A piece of filter- paper impregnated with a solution of litmus or other test- agent and dried; used as a test of the reaction of a fluid; charta exploratoria.
  30. The substance on which we commonly write and print: a piece of paper: a document: a newspaper: an essay or literary contribution, generally brief: paper- money: paper- hangings.
  31. Consisting or made of paper.
  32. To cover with paper: to fold in paper.
  33. A substance made of rags, & c., for writing or printing on; a document; essay.
  34. To put paper upon; cover with paper.
  35. Of or pertaining to paper.
  36. A substance made from fibrous material, as rags in thin sheets or strips; a piece of such material.
  37. A printed or written instrument; newspaper; essay; pledges or promises to pay, collectivelY.
  38. A package in a paper wrapping.
  39. Made of paper.
  40. A substance usually made of different materials, and formed into thin sheets, on which letters and figures are written and printed; a piece of paper; a newspaper; a literary contribution; any written instrument; promissory notes; paper money; printed hangings.
  41. The thin substance in the form of sheets obtained from the pulp of rags, straw, & c., used for writing on, for printing on, and for a vast variety of purposes; a printed sheet appearing periodically; bills of exchange; bank- notes.
  42. Made of paper; frail; slight; thin.
  43. To cover with or enclose in paper.
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Quotes of paper

  1. My assignment was exclusively in the research field, and my first published paper On the Optimal Use of Winds for Flight Planning, was the outgrowth of that work. – Kenneth Joseph Arrow
  2. Advertising is the ability to sense, interpret... to put the very heart throbs of a business into type, paper and ink. – Leo Burnett
  3. Thinking in its lower grades, is comparable to paper money, and in its higher forms it is a kind of poetry. – Havelock Ellis
  4. The President sends us a billion -page paper that shows how he would spend the money if he were spending the money. He doesn't have the authority to spend the money. He doesn't spend $1 of the money. – Michael Enzi
  5. I have only got down on to paper really, three types of people: the person I think I am, the people who irritate me, and the people I'd like to be. – E. M. Forster
  6. You philosophers are lucky men. You write on paper and paper is patient. Unfortunate Empress that I am, I write on the susceptible skins of living beings. – Catherine the Great
  7. When at last we are sure, You've been properly pilled, Then a few paper forms, Must be properly filled. So that you and your heirs, May be properly billed. – Dr. Seuss
  8. Perfection is an unattainable goal. It isn't going to be perfect. Just get words down on paper and when you stumble to what you think is the end of the book, you will have hundreds of pages of words that came out of your head. It may not be perfect, but it looks like a book. – Laurell K. Hamilton
  9. I thought it was pretty good to be mentioned in a big paper so I decided to keep the nickname. – Dick Lane
  10. In doing everything, from coming up with the ideas and putting them on paper till doing the final edits, you are always thinking the next three steps, you're always thinking what next, what next, what next? – Andrew McCarthy
  11. The four walls of paper are like a prison because every idea wants to spring out in all directions- everything is connected with everything else, sometimes more than others. – Ted Nelson
  12. The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper from a passing shape, from a spider's web. – Pablo Picasso
  13. If you are a genius, you'll make your own rules, but if not- and the odds are against it- go to your desk no matter what your mood, face the icy challenge of the paper write. – J. B. Priestley
  14. Before I ever put anything on paper Jerry and I would talk back and forth. – Joe Shuster
  15. Only a fool permits the letter of the law to override the spirit in the heart. Do not let a piece of paper stand in the way of true love and headlines. – Rod Stewart

Usage examples for paper

  1. Possibly he had taken some of the boat's letter- paper – It Happened in Egypt by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  2. " There is something- something about him in the paper said Carlotta. – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke
  3. Nothing but the want of that paper has kept me back so long. – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  4. Wogan held out the paper – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason
  5. And he showed the clubman the paper – McAllister and His Double by Arthur Train
  6. " I expect he's been reading that paper said Mary. – The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories by Arnold Bennett
  7. You talk as if you were a detective in a boy's story paper – Lord John in New York by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  8. I was coming away from the Temple when I got the paper and read about this affair." – The Chestermarke Instinct by J. S. Fletcher
  9. He's workin' up on the paper I guess. – Down the Mother Lode by Vivia Hemphill
  10. And see- she has to take more paper after all! – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  11. You know nothing about the paper then?" – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  12. What's the story of this paper – Greenmantle by John Buchan
  13. " You'll not be asked so much as to sign a paper said Dr. O'Grady. – General John Regan 1913 by George A. Birmingham
  14. I want a paper – King Spruce, A Novel by Holman Day
  15. The paper what your father found in your box. – Project Gutenberg, Dialstone Lane, by W.W. Jacobs by W.W. Jacobs
  16. You'll never have to go back on the paper again. – At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern by Myrtle Reed
  17. Winona read over her paper slowly. – The Luckiest Girl in the School by Angela Brazil
  18. The one is " Bible," and the other is " paper – Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Egypt by James Baikie
  19. See if you can find me a bit of paper somewhere. – The Peace of Roaring River by George van Schaick
  20. Don't you want to read the paper – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell

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