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paper

pa·per

paper

 
pronunciation:
peI pr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thin substance made from any of a variety of fibrous materials, used for writing, wrapping, decorating walls, and the like.
 
similar words:
bond, bond paper, kraft, newsprint, notepaper, papyrus, parchment, stationery, vellum, wallpaper
definition 2: a single piece or sheet of this substance.
synonyms:
sheet
similar words:
page, piece
definition 3: any written or printed document such as an essay, article, report, exam, or the like.
similar words:
article, document, essay, exam, report, term paper, white paper
definition 4: a journal; newspaper.
synonyms:
journal, newspaper
similar words:
daily, gazette, rag, tabloid, weekly
definition 5: (pl.) documents that serve to identify someone or authenticate something.
synonyms:
documents
similar words:
certificate, deed, documentation, identification, license, passport
definition 6: commercial notes, securities, or the like.
similar words:
securities
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: papered, papering, papers
definition 1: to cover or wrap with paper.
similar words:
cover, wallpaper, wrap
definition 2: to furnish with paper.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to apply wallpaper.
synonyms:
wallpaper
similar words:
decorate
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: consisting of paper.
definition 2: characterized by thinness or flimsiness so as to resemble paper.
synonyms:
papery
similar words:
flimsy, thin
definition 3: existing on paper as a possibility but not yet a reality.
a business with merely paper profits
similar words:
hypothetical, possible, potential
Word History
The word paper comes from the Latin word papyrus. See the entry for papyrus to find out why.
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