paper


Definition: Meaning of, paper in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈpeɪpə /

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paper papers
  1. for writing/wrapping [uncountable] material in the form of thin sheets that is used for writing on, wrapping things etc
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  2. newspaper [countable] a newspaper
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  3. documents/letters papers [plural] pieces of paper with writing on them that you use in your work, at meetings etc
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  4. documents/letters papers [plural] documents and letters concerning someone's private or public life
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  5. documents/letters papers [plural] divorce papers documents concerning a DIVORCE
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  6. documents/letters papers [plural] official documents such as your PASSPORT, IDENTITY CARD etc
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  7. on paper if you put ideas or information on paper, you write them down
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  8. on paper if something seems true on paper, it seems to be true as an idea, but may not be true in a real situation [=  in theory]
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  9. examination [countable] British English a set of printed questions used as an examination in a particular subject, and the answers people write
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  10. speech/piece of writing [countable] a piece of writing or a talk on a particular subject by someone who has made a study of it
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  11. piece of schoolwork [countable] especially American English a piece of writing that is done as part of a course at school or university [=  essay]
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  12. official publication [countable] a report prepared by a government or committee on a question they have been considering or a proposal for changes in the law
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  13. for walls [uncountable and countable] paper for covering and decorating the walls of a room [=  wallpaper]
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  14. financial [uncountable and countable] STOCK s and SHARE s that can be bought and sold on a financial market
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  15. toilet [uncountable] soft thin paper used for cleaning yourself after you have used the toilet [=  toilet paper, toilet roll]
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  16. not worth the paper it is written on/printed on if something such as a contract is not worth the paper it is written on, it has no value because whatever is promised in it will not happen
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  1. made of paper
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  2. written or printed on paper
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  3. paper qualifications an expression meaning documents showing that you have passed particular examinations, used specially when you think that experience and knowledge are more important
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  4. existing only as an idea but not having any real value
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Prsesent Past Past Participle
paper papered papered
Present Participle Third Person Singular
papering papers
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  1. to decorate the walls of a room by covering them with special paper [=  wallpaper]
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  2. paper over the cracks to try to hide disagreements or difficulties
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paper used in phrases

  • Egyptian paper reed (noun)
    1. tall sedge of the Nile valley yielding fibre that served many purposes in historic times
  • Egyptian paper rush (noun)
    1. tall sedge of the Nile valley yielding fibre that served many purposes in historic times
  • Western paper birch (noun)
    1. birch of western United States resembling the paper birch but having brownish bark
  • White Paper (noun)
    1. an official report from the British government, explaining their ideas and plans concerning a particular subject before a new law is introduced [↪  Green Paper]
  • art paper (noun)
    1. usually having a filler of china clay a high-quality paper
  • ballot paper (noun)
    1. a piece of paper on which you record your vote
  • blotting paper (noun)
    1. soft thick paper used for drying wet ink on a page after writing
  • blueprint paper (noun)
    1. sensitized paper used to make blueprints
  • bond paper (noun)
    1. a superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents
  • butcher paper (noun)
    1. a strong wrapping paper that resists penetration by blood or meat fluids
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paper used in phrasal verbs

  • paper over (phrasal verb)
    1. to try to hide a problem or disagreement instead of finding a satisfactory solution to it
    2. paper over the cracks to try to hide a problem or disagreement instead of finding a satisfactory solution to it
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