from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A publication, usually issued daily or weekly, containing current news, editorials, feature articles, and usually advertising.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A paper containing news; a sheet containing intelligence or reports of passing events, issued at short but regular intervals, and either sold or distributed gratis; a public print, or daily, weekly, or semi-weekly periodical, that presents the news of the day, such as the doings of political, legislative, or other public bodies, local, provincial, or national current events, items of public interest on science, religion, commerce, as well as trade, market, and money reports, advertisements and announcements, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A sheet of paper printed and distributed, at stated intervals, for conveying intelligence of passing events, advocating opinions, etc.; a public print that circulates news, advertisements, proceedings of legislative bodies, public announcements, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun countable A publication, usually published daily or weekly and usually printed on cheap, low-quality paper, containing news and other articles.
  • noun uncountable, countable A quantity of or one of the types of paper on which newspapers are printed.
  • verb transitive To cover with newspaper.
  • verb intransitive, transitive To engage in the business of journalism (usually used only in the gerund, newspapering)
  • verb transitive, obsolete to harrass in newspaper articles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the physical object that is the product of a newspaper publisher
  • noun a business firm that publishes newspapers
  • noun cheap paper made from wood pulp and used for printing newspapers
  • noun a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

news +‎ paper


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