Definitions for paperˈpeɪ pər
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word paper
a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
composition, paper, report, theme(noun)
an essay (especially one written as an assignment)
"he got an A on his composition"
a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements
"he read his newspaper at breakfast"
a medium for written communication
"the notion of an office running without paper is absurd"
a scholarly article describing the results of observations or stating hypotheses
"he has written many scientific papers"
newspaper, paper, newspaper publisher(noun)
a business firm that publishes newspapers
"Murdoch owns many newspapers"
the physical object that is the product of a newspaper publisher
"when it began to rain he covered his head with a newspaper"
cover with paper
"paper the box"
cover with wallpaper
pl. Documents establishing a person's identity, or status, or attesting to some right, such as the right to drive a vehicle; as, the border guard asked for his papers.
Existing only on paper; unsubstantial; having very overrated power; as, a paper box; a paper army; a paper tiger.
To cover or line with paper, especially with wallpaper; to furnish with paper hangings; to wallpaper; as, to paper a room or a house.
A sheet material used for writing on or printing on (or as a non-waterproof container), usually made by draining cellulose fibres from a suspension in water.
A newspaper or anything used as such (such as a newsletter or listing magazine).
A written document, generally shorter than a book (white paper, term paper), in particular one written for the Government.
A written document that reports scientific or academic research and is usually subjected to peer review before publication in a scientific journal or in the proceedings of a scientific or academic meeting (such as a conference, a workshop or a symposium).
A university course.
To apply paper to.
to paper the hallway walls
To document; to memorialize.
After they reached an agreement, their staffs papered it up.
Made of paper.
Origin: From paper, from papier, from papyrus, from πάπυρος.
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
a sheet, leaf, or piece of such substance
a printed or written instrument; a document, essay, or the like; a writing; as, a paper read before a scientific society
a printed sheet appearing periodically; a newspaper; a journal; as, a daily paper
negotiable evidences of indebtedness; notes; bills of exchange, and the like; as, the bank holds a large amount of his paper
decorated hangings or coverings for walls, made of paper. See Paper hangings, below
a paper containing (usually) a definite quantity; as, a paper of pins, tacks, opium, etc
a medicinal preparation spread upon paper, intended for external application; as, cantharides paper
of or pertaining to paper; made of paper; resembling paper; existing only on paper; unsubstantial; as, a paper box; a paper army
to cover with paper; to furnish with paper hangings; as, to paper a room or a house
to fold or inclose in paper
to put on paper; to make a memorandum of
Origin: [F. papier, fr. L. papyrus papyrus, from which the Egyptians made a kind of paper, Gr. pa`pyros. Cf. Papyrus.]
Paper is a thin material mainly used for writing upon, printing upon, drawing or for packaging. It is produced by pressing together moist fibers, typically cellulose pulp derived from wood, rags or grasses, and drying them into flexible sheets. Paper is a versatile material with many uses. Whilst the most common is for writing and printing upon, it is also widely used as a packaging material, in many cleaning products, in a number of industrial and construction processes, and even as a food ingredient – particularly in Asian cultures. Paper, and the pulp papermaking process, was said to be developed in China during the early 2nd century AD by the Han court eunuch Cai Lun, although the earliest archaeological fragments of paper derive from the 2nd century BC in China.
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Rank popularity for the word 'paper' in Written Corpus Frequency: #397
Rank popularity for the word 'paper' in Nouns Frequency: #134
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- وَرَقَة, ورق, قرطاس, كاغد, وَرَقِيّArabic
- папе́ра, папяро́выBelarusian
- документ, статия, харти́яBulgarian
- ཤོག་བུ།Tibetan Standard
- paper, empaperar, articleCatalan, Valencian
- článek, papír, papírovýCzech
- papur academaidd, papuro, papur, dogfenWelsh
- Papier, Dokument, Papierbecher, PapierbeutelGerman
- έγγραφο, χαρτί, χάρτινοςGreek
- papel académico, artículo científico, papel, artículoSpanish
- paber, paberlillEstonian
- کاغذ, کاغذیPersian
- paperi, tutkielma, paperoida, tapetoida, esitelmä, raportti, tutkimus, artikkeli, paperinenFinnish
- ritgerð, pappírFaroese
- papier, rédactionFrench
- papierWestern Frisian
- pàipearScottish Gaelic
- נייר, דףHebrew
- kertas, karangan, surat-surat, dokumen, tesis, naskah, [[dari]] [[bahan]] [[kertas]]Indonesian
- pappír, pappírs-, pappa-Icelandic
- carta, articolo, studio, pubblicazione, saggio, ricerca, cartaceoItalian
- 紙, 論文Japanese
- perr, kaxezKurdish
- PabeierLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- докуме́нт, статија, хартијаMacedonian
- papier, document, eindwerk, werk, behangen, papierenDutch
- artikkel, papir, arkNorwegian
- гӕххӕттOssetian, Ossetic
- artykuł, papier, papierowyPolish
- artigo, papelPortuguese
- pupier, palpiri, pupi, palpier, pulpier, palpieri, palperiRomansh
- hârtie, documentRomanian
- бума́га, бума́жныйRussian
- پنو, ڪاغذSindhi
- хартија, papir, папир, hartijaSerbo-Croatian
- කඩදාසියSinhala, Sinhalese
- xaansho, warqad, qardaasSomali
- letër, kartëAlbanian
- papper, artikel, pappers-Swedish
- కాగితము, దస్తావేజు, కాగితపుTelugu
- قەغەزUyghur, Uighur
- докуме́нт, папі́р, паперо́вийUkrainian
- 紙, giấy, bài văn, bằng giấyVietnamese
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