What does wallpaper mean?

Definitions for wallpaper
ˈwɔlˌpeɪ pərwall·pa·per

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wallpaper(verb)

    a decorative paper for the walls of rooms

  2. wallpaper, paper(verb)

    cover with wallpaper


  1. wallpaper(Noun)

    Decorative paper-like material used to cover the inner walls of buildings.

  2. wallpaper(Noun)

    A style or design of such material or image.

    He is letting her select the wallpapers for the whole house.

  3. wallpaper(Noun)

    An image or tiled pattern used as a background to personalize a computer desktop.

  4. wallpaper(Verb)

    To cover (a wall, a room, etc) with wallpaper.

  5. Origin: From wall + paper


  1. Wallpaper

    Wallpaper is a kind of material used to cover and decorate the interior walls of homes, offices, and other buildings; it is one aspect of interior decoration. It is usually sold in rolls and is put onto a wall using wallpaper paste. Wallpapers can come plain as 'lining paper', textured, with a regular repeating pattern design, or, much less commonly today, with a single non-repeating large design carried over a set of sheets. Wallpaper printing techniques include surface printing, gravure printing, silk screen-printing, rotary printing, and digital printing. Wallpaper is made in long rolls which are hung vertically on a wall. Patterned wallpapers are designed so that the pattern "repeats" and pieces cut from the same roll can be hung next to each other so as to continue the pattern without it being easy to see where the join between two pieces occurs. In the case of large complex patterns of images this is normally achieved by starting the second piece halfway into the length of the repeat, so that if the pattern going down the roll repeats after 24 inches the next piece sideways is cut from the roll to begin 12 inches down the pattern from the first. The number of times the pattern repeats horizontally across a roll does not matter for this purpose. A single pattern can be issued in several different colorways.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wallpaper in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wallpaper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of wallpaper in a Sentence

  1. Oscar Wilde:

    My wallpaper and i are fighting a duel to death. One or the other has to go.

  2. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche:

    Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper.

  3. William Auguste:

    For sure it looked like part of an aeroplane - it looks like it's from the inside part of it, ...there was wallpaper inside of the plane, you can see this design and part of it is still there.

  4. Sara Peternell:

    This idea of giving them ‘smooshy,’ bland, wallpaper-tasting rice cereal because we believe it’s either easier on their taste buds or easier on their digestive system is becoming a very outdated first-foods-for-babies recommendation.

  5. Henry Anatole Grunwald:

    Home is the wallpaper above the bed, the family dinner table, the church bells in the morning, the bruised shins of the playground, the small fears that come with dusk, the streets and squares and monuments and shops that constitute one's first universe.

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