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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. cover with wallpaper
  9. made of paper; " they wore paper hats at the party"
  10. Cloth or paper covered with powdered carborundum.
  11. 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.
  12. A sheet, leaf, or piece of such substance.
  13. A printed or written instrument; a document, essay, or the like; a writing; as, a paper read before a scientific society.
  14. A printed sheet appearing periodically; a newspaper; a journal; as, a daily paper.
  15. Negotiable evidences of indebtedness; notes; bills of exchange, and the like; as, the bank holds a large amount of his paper.
  16. Decorated hangings or coverings for walls, made of paper. See Paper hangings, below.
  17. A paper containing ( usually) a definite quantity; as, a paper of pins, tacks, opium, etc.
  18. A medicinal preparation spread upon paper, intended for external application; as, cantharides paper.
  19. Of or pertaining to paper; made of paper; resembling paper; existing only on paper; unsubstantial; as, a paper box; a paper army.
  20. To cover with paper; to furnish with paper hangings; as, to paper a room or a house.
  21. To fold or inclose in paper.
  22. To put on paper; to make a memorandum of.
  23. Decorated hangings or coverings for walls, made of paper. See hangings, below.
  24. Cloth or covered with powdered carborundum.
  25. 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.
  26. Made of paper; thin.
  27. To cover with paper.
  28. 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.
  29. Consisting or made of paper.
  30. To cover with paper: to fold in paper.
  31. A substance made of rags, & c., for writing or printing on; a document; essay.
  32. To put paper upon; cover with paper.
  33. Of or pertaining to paper.
  34. A substance made from fibrous material, as rags in thin sheets or strips; a piece of such material.
  35. A printed or written instrument; newspaper; essay; pledges or promises to pay, collectivelY.
  36. A package in a paper wrapping.
  37. Made of paper.
  38. 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.
  39. Made of paper; frail; slight; thin.
  40. To cover with or enclose in paper.

Usage examples for paper

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