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paper

pa·per

paper

 
pronunciation:
peI pr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thin material made from wood, rags, or grasses. Paper is used for writing, wrapping, and covering walls.
He wrapped the presents with red paper.
 
similar words:
bond, papyrus, parchment, stationery, wallpaper
definition 2: a single piece or sheet of this material.
Write your names on this paper.
synonyms:
sheet
similar words:
page, piece
definition 3: any written or printed document.
Birth records and other important papers are often kept in a safe.
similar words:
article, document, essay, exam, report
definition 4: a newspaper.
The boy delivers the paper every morning.
synonyms:
journal, newspaper
similar words:
daily, rag, weekly
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: papered, papering, papers
definition: to cover with wallpaper.
She papered the kitchen in blue.
similar words:
cover, wallpaper, wrap
Word History
The word paper comes from the Latin word papyrus. See the entry for papyrus to find out why.
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