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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.


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.


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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cover

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