from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A material made of cellulose pulp, derived mainly from wood, rags, and certain grasses, processed into flexible sheets or rolls by deposit from an aqueous suspension, and used chiefly for writing, printing, drawing, wrapping, and covering walls.
- noun A single sheet of this material.
- noun One or more sheets of paper bearing writing or printing, especially.
- noun A formal written composition intended to be published, presented, or read aloud; a scholarly essay or treatise.
- noun A piece of written work for school; a report or theme.
- noun An official document, especially one establishing the identity of the bearer.
- noun A collection of letters, diaries, and other writings, especially by one person.
- noun Short-term debt instruments, especially commercial paper.
- noun A newspaper.
- noun Wallpaper.
- noun A wrapper made of paper, often with its contents.
- noun A free pass to a theater.
- noun The audience admitted with free passes.
- transitive verb To cover, wrap, or line with paper.
- transitive verb To cover with wallpaper.
- transitive verb To supply with paper.
- transitive verb Slang To issue free passes for (a theater, for example).
- transitive verb To construct (something) in haste and with little forethought.
- adjective Made of paper.
- adjective Resembling paper, as in thinness or flimsiness.
- adjective Of or relating to clerical work.
- adjective Existing only in printed or written form.
- adjective Planned but not realized; theoretical.
- idiom (in paper) With a paperback binding; as a paperback.
- idiom (on paper) In writing or print.
- idiom (on paper) In theory, as opposed to actual performance or fact.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A material consisting of a compacted web felting of vegetable fibers, commonly in the form of a thin, flexible sheet: used in writing, for printing, and for various other purposes.
- noun A piece, leaf, or sheet of this material.
- noun Any written or printed document or instrument, as a note, receipt, bill, invoice, bond, memorial, deed, etc.: specifically, in the plural letters, notes, memoranda, etc.: as, the private papers of Washington.
- noun A printed sheet of news; a newspaper; a journal.
- noun An essay or article; a dissertation on a special topic.
- noun Negotiable evidences of indebtedness, such as promissory notes, bills of exchange, etc.: used collectively: as, commercial paper; negotiable paper.
- noun The written or printed questions, collectively, set for an examination.
- noun Hangings of paper, printed, stamped, or plain; paper for covering the walls of interiors. See
- noun Free passes of admission to a place of entertainment; also, the persons admitted by such passes: as, the house was filled with paper.
- noun A very thin, soft paper, of a faint yellowish or brownish tint, prepared from the bark of the bamboo. It is much used for fine impressions from wood-engravings, and occasionally for proofs from steel-plate engravings, etc.
- noun In photography, any paper that has not a glossy surface, such as that of albuminized paper.
- Made of paper; consisting of paper, in any sense: as, a paper box; paper currency.
- Appearing merely in certain written or printed statements, and not existing in reality or in tangible form: as, a paper army.
- noun A sheet or piece of paper used to wrap up and carry small articles: as, a paper of nuts, a paper of soap.
- noun A folded paper with needles or pins stuck through it in rows: as, a paper of pins, a paper of needles.
- noun Sometimes applied to papier-mâché and other manufactured articles which are made with paper-pulp.
- noun plural Credentials.
- To line or cover with paper, or apply paper to in any way; also, to cover with paper-hangings.
- To fold or inclose in paper.
- In book-binding, to paste the end-papers and fly-leaves at the beginning and end of (a volume), before fitting it in its covers.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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