Definition of "paper" []

  • A material made of cellulose pulp, derived mainly from wood, rags, and certain grasses, processed into flexible sheets or rolls by deposit from an aqueous suspension, and used chiefly for writing, printing, drawing, wrapping, and covering walls. (noun)
  • A single sheet of this material. (noun)
  • One or more sheets of paper bearing writing or printing, especially: (noun)
  • A formal written composition intended to be published, presented, or read aloud; a scholarly essay or treatise. (noun)
  • A piece of written work for school; a report or theme. (noun)
  • A substance made from cellulose fibres derived from rags, wood, etc, often with other additives, and formed into flat thin sheets suitable for writing on, decorating walls, wrapping, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A single piece of such material, esp if written or printed on (noun)
  • Documents for establishing the identity of the bearer; credentials (noun)
  • Official documents relating to the ownership, cargo, etc, of a ship (noun)
  • Collected diaries, letters, etc (noun)
  • A lecture or short published treatise on a specific subject (noun)
  • A short essay, as by a student (noun)
  • A set of written examination questions (noun)
  • The student's answers (noun)
  • A free ticket (noun)
  • Made of paper (adjective)
  • Thin like paper (adjective)
  • Existing only as recorded on paper but not yet in practice (adjective)
  • Taking place in writing (adjective)
  • To cover (walls) with wallpaper (verb)
  • To cover or furnish with paper (verb)
  • To fill (a performance) by giving away free tickets (esp in the phrase paper the house) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "paper" in a sentence
  • "And I'm still damn stressed cuz in 2 weeks 'time will be our science practical mid-year paper, and in 1 month's time will be our mid-year paper… damn…"
  • "An artifact kind identified by a common description or concept can include several subtypes or species; for example, there are different paper clip types for which their authors (that is, their inventors) obtained separate patents; these fall under the more general artifact kind ˜paper clip™."
  • "The sensitive paper may be readily prepared, the only requisite quality in the _paper_ itself being its ability to stand washing."