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English noun: paper

1. paper (substance) a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses


Broader (hypernym)material, stuff


Narrower (hyponym)art paper, blotter, blotting paper, blueprint paper, carbon, carbon paper, card, cardboard, cartridge paper, chad, composition board, computer paper, confetti, construction paper, crepe, crepe paper, drawing paper, filter paper, flypaper, graph paper, greaseproof paper, india paper, linen, linen paper, litmus paper, manifold, manifold paper, manila, manila paper, manilla, manilla paper, music paper, newspaper, newsprint, oilpaper, pad, pad of paper, paper tape, paper toweling, paper-mache, papier-mache, papyrus, parchment, piece of paper, rice paper, roofing paper, score paper, sheet, sheet of paper, tablet, tar paper, ticker tape, tissue, tissue paper, tracing paper, transfer paper, wallpaper, waste paper, wax paper, wrapping paper, writing paper


Substance holonymcellulose

2. paper (communication) an essay (especially one written as an assignment)


SamplesHe got an A on his composition.


Synonymscomposition, report, theme


Broader (hypernym)essay


Narrower (hyponym)term paper

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


SamplesHe read his newspaper at breakfast.


Synonymsnewspaper


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

4. paper (communication) a medium for written communication


SamplesThe notion of an office running without paper is absurd.


Broader (hypernym)medium


Substance meronympage

5. paper (communication) a scholarly article describing the results of observations or stating hypotheses


SamplesHe has written many scientific papers.


Broader (hypernym)article

6. paper (group) a business firm that publishes newspapers


SamplesMurdoch owns many newspapers.


Synonymsnewspaper, newspaper publisher


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

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


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


Synonymsnewspaper


Broader (hypernym)product, production


English verb: paper

1. paper (contact) cover with paper


SamplesPaper the box.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cover

2. paper (contact) cover with wallpaper


Synonymswallpaper


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cover









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