(noun, verb)


1. a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements

- he read his newspaper at breakfast

Similar word(s): paper

Definition categories: communication, press

2. a business firm that publishes newspapers

- Murdoch owns many newspapers

Similar word(s): paper

Definition categories: group, publisher

3. the physical object that is the product of a newspaper publisher

- when it began to rain he covered his head with a newspaper

Similar word(s): paper

Definition categories: man–made, product, production

4. cheap paper made from wood pulp and used for printing newspapers

- they used bales of newspaper every day

Similar word(s): newsprint

Definition categories: substance, paper


1. (transitive) To cover with newspaper.

- She newspapered one end of the room before painting the bookcase.

2. (intransitive, transitive) To engage in the business of journalism (usually used only in the gerund, newspapering)

- He newspapered his way through the South on the sports beat, avoiding dry towms.

3. (transitive, obsolete) to harrass in newspaper articles.

- He was newspapered out of public life.