|1.||[ noun ] a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses|
|Related terms:||material sheet card tissue wallpaper pad writing_paper cardboard parchment linen drawing_paper filter_paper roofing_paper ticker_tape rice_paper tracing_paper graph_paper flypaper blueprint_paper wrapping_paper chad litmus_paper greaseproof_paper manila carbon_paper confetti music_paper newspaper oilpaper cartridge_paper india_paper computer_paper art_paper paper_toweling papier-mache transfer_paper construction_paper wax_paper papyrus crepe blotting_paper waste_paper litmus_paper manifold paper_tape cellulose wallpaper|
|2.||[ noun ] (writing,education) an essay (especially one written as an assignment)|
|Synonyms:||report theme composition|
"he got an A on his composition"
|Related terms:||essay writing_assignment incidental_music term_paper|
|3.||[ noun ] (writing,news) a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements|
"he read his newspaper at breakfast"
|Related terms:||press school_newspaper gazette tabloid daily column headline news_item comic_strip sports_section news_article feature rotogravure|
|4.||[ noun ] medium for written communication|
"the notion of an office running without paper is absurd"
|Related terms:||medium page|
|5.||[ noun ] (writing) a scholarly article describing the results of observations or stating hypotheses|
"he has written many scientific papers"
|6.||[ noun ] (writing,business) a business firm that publishes newspapers|
"Murdoch owns many newspapers"
|7.||[ verb ] cover with paper|
"paper the box"
|8.||[ adjective ] made of paper|
"they wore paper hats at the party"
|9.||[ verb ] cover with wallpaper|
|Related terms:||cover wallpaper wallpaperer|
|10.||[ noun ] (writing) a newspaper as a physical object|
: "when it began to rain he covered his head with a newspaper"