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Meaning of PAPER

Pronunciation:  'peypur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a newspaper as a physical object; "when it began to rain he covered his head with a newspaper"
  2. [n]  medium for written communication; "the notion of an office running without paper is absurd"
  3. [n]  a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements; "he read his newspaper at breakfast"
  4. [n]  a scholarly article describing the results of observations or stating hypotheses; "he has written many scientific papers"
  5. [n]  an essay (especially one written as an assignment); "he got an A on his composition"
  6. [n]  a business firm that publishes newspapers; "Murdoch owns many newspapers"
  7. [n]  a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
  8. [v]  cover with wallpaper
  9. [v]  cover with paper; "paper the box"

PAPER is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: composition, newspaper, newspaper, newspaper, newspaper publisher, report, theme, wallpaper
 See Also: art paper, article, blotter, blotting paper, blueprint paper, carbon, carbon paper, card, cardboard, cartoon strip, cartridge paper, cellulose, chad, column, comic strip, composition board, computer paper, confetti, construction paper, cover, crepe, crepe paper, daily, drawing paper, editorial, essay, feature, feature article, filter paper, flypaper, gazette, graph paper, greaseproof paper, headline, incidental music, india paper, linen, linen paper, litmus paper, manila, manila paper, manilla, manilla paper, material, medium, music paper, news article, news item, news story, newspaper, newspaper article, newspaper column, newspaper headline, newsprint, oilpaper, pad, pad of paper, page, paper toweling, papier-mache, papyrus, parchment, piece of paper, press, product, production, public press, publisher, publishing company, publishing firm, publishing house, rag, rice paper, roofing paper, rotogravure, school newspaper, school paper, score paper, sheet, sheet, sheet of paper, sports section, strip, stuff, tablet, tabloid, tar paper, term paper, ticker tape, tissue, tissue paper, tracing paper, transfer paper, wallpaper, waste paper, wax paper, wrapping paper, writing assignment, writing paper, written assignment



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pa"per\, n. [F. papier, fr. L. papyrus papyrus, from
    which the Egyptians made a kind of paper, Gr. ?. Cf.
    1. 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.
    2. A sheet, leaf, or piece of such substance.
    3. A printed or written instrument; a document, essay, or the
       like; a writing; as, a paper read before a scientific
             They brought a paper to me to be signed. --Dryden.
    4. A printed sheet appearing periodically; a newspaper; a
       journal; as, a daily paper.
    5. Negotiable evidences of indebtedness; notes; bills of
       exchange, and the like; as, the bank holds a large amount
       of his paper.
    6. Decorated hangings or coverings for walls, made of paper.
       See {Paper hangings}, below.
    7. A paper containing (usually) a definite quantity; as, a
       paper of pins, tacks, opium, etc.
    8. A medicinal preparation spread upon paper, intended for
       external application; as, cantharides paper.
    Note: Paper is manufactured in sheets, the trade names of
          which, together with the regular sizes in inches, are
          shown in the following table. But paper makers vary the
          size somewhat.
    Note: In the manufacture of books, etc., a sheet, of whatever
          size originally, is termed, when folded once, a folio;
          folded twice, a quarto, or 4to; three times, an octavo,
          or 8vo; four times, a sextodecimo, or 16mo; five times,
          a 32mo; three times, with an offcut folded twice and
          set in, a duodecimo, or 12mo; four times, with an
          offcut folded three times and set in, a 24mo.
    Note: Paper is often used adjectively or in combination,
          having commonly an obvious signification; as, paper
          cutter or paper-cutter; paper knife, paper-knife, or
          paperknife; paper maker, paper-maker, or papermaker;
          paper mill or paper-mill; paper weight, paper-weight,
          or paperweight, etc.
    {Business paper}, checks, notes, drafts, etc., given in
       payment of actual indebtedness; -- opposed to
       accommodation paper.
    {Fly paper}, paper covered with a sticky preparation, -- used
       for catching flies.
    {Laid paper}. See under {Laid}.
    {Paper birch} (Bot.), the canoe birch tree ({Betula
    {Paper blockade}, an ineffective blockade, as by a weak naval
    {Paper boat} (Naut.), a boat made of water-proof paper.
    {Paper car wheel} (Railroad), a car wheel having a steel
       tire, and a center formed of compressed paper held between
       two plate-iron disks. --Forney.
    {Paper credit}, credit founded upon evidences of debt, such
       as promissory notes, duebills, etc.
    {Paper hanger}, one who covers walls with paper hangings.
    {Paper hangings}, paper printed with colored figures, or
       otherwise made ornamental, prepared to be pasted against
       the walls of apartments, etc.; wall paper.
    {Paper house}, an audience composed of people who have come
       in on free passes. [Cant]
    {Paper money}, notes or bills, usually issued by government
       or by a banking corporation, promising payment of money,
       and circulated as the representative of coin.
    {Paper mulberry}. (Bot.) See under Mulberry.
    {Paper muslin}, glazed muslin, used for linings, etc.
    {Paper nautilus}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Argonauta}.
    {Paper reed} (Bot.), the papyrus.
    {Paper sailor}. (Zo["o]l.) See Argonauta.
    {Paper stainer}, one who colors or stamps wall paper. --De
    {Paper wasp} (Zo["o]l.), any wasp which makes a nest of
       paperlike material, as the yellow jacket.
    {Paper weight}, any object used as a weight to prevent loose
       papers from being displaced by wind, or otherwise.
    {Parchment paper}. See {Papyrine}.
    {Tissue paper}, thin, gauzelike paper, such as is used to
       protect engravings in books.
    {Wall paper}. Same as {Paper hangings}, above.
    {Waste paper}, paper thrown aside as worthless or useless,
       except for uses of little account.
    {Wove paper}, a writing paper with a uniform surface, not
       ribbed or watermarked.
  2. \Pa"per\, a.
    Of or pertaining to paper; made of paper; resembling paper;
    existing only on paper; unsubstantial; as, a paper box; a
    paper army.
  3. \Pa"per\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Papered}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To cover with paper; to furnish with paper hangings; as,
       to paper a room or a house.
    2. To fold or inclose in paper.
    3. To put on paper; to make a memorandum of. [Obs.]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a blank white paper in your dream means your desire to make a fresh start in your life. It may represent you desire to express yourself through writing or art. You need to work on being more communicative. Seeing a stack of papers in your dream indicates overwhelming responsibilities and stress that you are having to cope with.
Easton Bible Dictionary

The expression in the Authorized Version (Isa. 19:7), "the paper reeds by the brooks," is in the Revised Version more correctly "the meadows by the Nile." The words undoubtedly refer to a grassy place on the banks of the Nile fit for pasturage.

In 2 John 1:12 the word is used in its proper sense. The material so referred to was manufactured from the papyrus, and hence its name. The papyrus (Heb. gome) was a kind of bulrush (q.v.). It is mentioned by Job (8:11) and Isaiah (35:7). It was used for many purposes. This plant (Papyrus Nilotica) is now unknown in Egypt; no trace of it can be found. The unaccountable disappearance of this plant from Egypt was foretold by Isaiah (19:6, 7) as a part of the divine judgment on that land. The most extensive papyrus growths now known are in the marshes at the northern end of the lake of Merom.

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