from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A government report.
  • n. An authoritative report on a major issue, as by a team of journalists.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A factual write-up of something, specifically devoid of the appearance of marketing.
  • n. A parliamentary document announcing government policy.
  • n. A document published by the European Commission that contains proposals for European Union action in a specific area.

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

  • n. a government report; bound in white


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  • The court reporter typed away, the steno machine spitting a white paper tape into a tray, in folded strips.


  • It is not a mere combination of words, printing-ink, and white paper which makes a law.

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  • In the coming year we plan to do more with key ASEAN countries on transhipment and engage China on its recent white paper on counter-proliferation.

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  • You lay down a wash of cobalt blue on a good white paper like a 240-pound cold-pressed D'Arches.

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  • Paul Connett, from his white paper “Waste Management as if the Future Mattered,” 1990.


  • 'T'was a little white paper Uncle Sam had done addressed to me

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  • An hour later, I had disrobed and rerobed in a cotton examination gown—pink with little yellow flowers—and was lying on my back on a metal table with a sheet of white paper under me.

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  • She went out briskly and returned in a few minutes to give him a small square of white paper such as chemists use in wrapping up prescriptions.

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