(noun, adjective, verb)


1. Made of paper.

- paper bag;  paper plane

2. Insubstantial.

- paper tiger;  paper gangster


1. a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses

Definition categories: substance, material, stuff

2. an essay (especially one written as an assignment)

Similar word(s): composition, report, theme

Definition categories: communication, essay

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

- he read his newspaper at breakfast

Similar word(s): newspaper

Definition categories: communication, press

4. a medium for written communication

- the notion of an office running without paper is absurd

Definition categories: communication, medium

5. a scholarly article describing the results of observations or stating hypotheses

- he has written many scientific papers

Definition categories: communication, article

6. a business firm that publishes newspapers

- Murdoch owns many newspapers

Similar word(s): newspaper

Definition categories: group, publisher

7. 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): newspaper

Definition categories: man–made, product, production

Sentences with paper as a noun:

- a paper of pins, tacks, opium, &c.

- cantharides paper


1. cover with paper

- paper the box

Definition categories: contact, cover

2. cover with wallpaper

Similar word(s): wallpaper

Definition categories: contact, cover

Sentences with paper as a verb:

- to paper the hallway walls

- After they reached an agreement, their staffs papered it up.

- As the event has not sold well, we'll need to paper the house.