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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)

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.

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."