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English noun: newspaper

1. newspaper (communication) a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements

SamplesHe read his newspaper at breakfast.


Broader (hypernym)press, public press

Narrower (hyponym)daily, gazette, rag, school newspaper, school paper, sheet, tabloid

Part holonymcartoon strip, column, comic strip, editorial, feature, feature article, funnies, headline, news article, news item, news story, newspaper article, newspaper column, newspaper headline, rotogravure, sports section, strip

2. newspaper (group) a business firm that publishes newspapers

SamplesMurdoch owns many newspapers.

Synonymsnewspaper publisher, paper

Broader (hypernym)publisher, publishing company, publishing firm, publishing house

3. newspaper (artifact) the physical object that is the product of a newspaper publisher

SamplesWhen it began to rain he covered his head with a newspaper.


Broader (hypernym)product, production

4. newspaper (substance) cheap paper made from wood pulp and used for printing newspapers

SamplesThey used bales of newspaper every day.


Broader (hypernym)paper

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