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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun newspaper:


The word newspaper is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun newspaper

What does newspaper mean as a name of something?

Newspaper is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: newspapers

  1. a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements
  2. a business firm that publishes newspapers
  3. the physical object that is the product of a newspaper publisher
    • example: when it began to rain he covered his head with a newspaper
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of newspaper: paper
    • more generic words: product / production = an artifact that has been created by someone or some process
  4. cheap paper made from wood pulp and used for printing newspapers
    • example: they used bales of newspaper every day
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of newspaper: newsprint
    • more generic word: paper = a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses

Alternative definition of the noun newspaper


  1. [countable] A publication, usually published daily or weekly and usually printed on cheap, low-quality paper, containing news and other articles.
  2. [uncountable, countable] A quantity of or one of the types of paper on which newspapers are printed.

Definition of the verb newspaper

What does newspaper mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: newspapered | newspapering | newspapers

  1. [transitive] To cover with newspaper.
  2. [intransitive, transitive] To engage in the business of journalism (usually used only in the gerund, newspapering)
  3. [transitive, obsolete] to harrass in newspaper articles.


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  3. "Newspaper" is an artwork (photolithograph) by Robert Gober, begun in (23 years ago).
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  1. Newspaper a.k.a. Entertainment News: is your all-access pass to most fascinating stars around the globe. We cover all international news which includes Hollywood, Bollywood and Lollywood. With the opening of our Lahore office we start covering Pakistani Fashion & Media Industry.
  2. Newspaper: Newpapers published by the student body.

Phrases with Newspaper

Phrases starting with the word Newspaper:

  1. newspaper ad
  2. newspaper column
  3. newspaper critic
  4. newspaper editor
  5. newspaper article
  6. newspaper clipping
  7. newspaper headline
  8. newspaper columnist
  9. newspaper publisher
  10. newspaper advertisement

Phrases ending with the word Newspaper:

  1. Trade Newspaper
  2. school newspaper

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Newspaper

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Google previewMarketing Communications (1904)

Its only Newspaper is The SENTINEL Represented in New York by E. Katz. HARTFORD, Conn. Everybody knows there are few cities in the world with such great per capita wealth. The great insurance business centered here make lucrative ...

Google previewHold the Press (1996)

The Inside Story on Newspapers by John Maxwell Hamilton, George A. Krimsky

The newspaper is the master teacher for the electronic age, and nothing has yet surpassed it. In time, some futurists...

The newspaper is a system, a news- gathering organization, substance and content, and an influential force. It is the growing ...

Google previewAdvertising & Selling with the Advertising News (1912)

The newspaper is an intimate and indispensable part of our lives, and it seems amazing, taking into account the haste with which...

Google previewOdd Fellows' Magazine of the Manchester Unity of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (1838)

The newspaper is the chronicle of civilization, the common reservoir into'which every stream pours its living waters, and at which...

The newspaper is a daily and a sleepless watchman, that reports to you every danger which menaces1 the ...

Google previewThe Pacific Printer (1922)

The Leading Trade Journal in the West for the Printing and Allied Interests

Your newspaper is the best educative medium in the town; use it to sell your own proposition, to win for it its rightful place in the...

Tell what the paper means THE NEWSPAPER a Community Builder A newspaper is a vital force in the up- building of this community.

A good newspaper is an asset to you personally the place where you have your home.

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Literary and Typographical Anecdote, Being a Digest of the Most Interesting Facts Illustrative of the History of Literature and Printing Etc. ... 2. Ed. (etc.) (1842)

by C ..... H ..... Timperley

The newspaper is a daily and a sleepless watchman, that reports every danger which menaces the institutions of our...

Google previewThe History of Party; from the Rise of the Whig and Tory Factions, in the Reign of Charles 2., to the Passing of the Reform Bill by George Wingrove Cooke (1837)

A. D. 1762-1832

A newspaper is a mercantile adventure, in which a large capital is embarked, and by which large profits are made; and the part it takes upon any question must, of course, depend upon the will of the majority of the proprietors. The desertion of ...

Google previewStrategic Management (2008)

Theory and Application by Adrian Haberberg, Alison Rieple

A newspaper is a network partly because many readers like to feel part of an influential 'club', but mainly because a large readership makes it more attractive to advertisers. For some newspapers, this works the other way around—the more ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Printers and Printing, with the Progress of Literature, Ancient and Modern; Bibliographical Illustrations (1839)

by Timperley (C. H.)

The newspaper is a daily and a sleepless watchman, that reports every danger which menaces the institutions of our...

Google previewThe Columbia Dictionary of Quotations (1993)

by Robert Andrews

The newspaper is the natural enemy of the book, as the whore is of the decent woman. EDMONO (1822-96) AND...

A good newspaper is never nearly good enough but a lousy newspaper is a joy forever. GARRISON KEILLOR (b. 1942) ...

Google previewAdvertising and Selling (1912)

by Albert A. Reed, Kate E. Griswold, George French, James Barrett Kirk, Leroy Fairman

The newspaper is an intimate and indispensable part of our lives, and...

The newspaper is the interpreter of the peoples of the earth, and it makes for mutual understanding between men. One of the dangers...

The best newspaper is that which makes the most effort to verify reports. Newspapers which ...

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of Communications & Office Automation - Communications & Office Automation (2009)

newspaper. Usually daily publication whose main purpose is to report and comment on the latest news of society, politics, the arts, sports and other areas of interest. heading Upper portion of the front page; it usually features the nameplate, the ...

Google previewWorkers in America: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2013)

by Robert E. Weir

NEWSPAPER BOYS Newspaper boys—popularly called “newsies”—were a common phenomenon on metropolitan streets in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They were street peddlers whose job it was to sell newspapers; in some cities ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Municipal Bonds (2012)

A Reference Guide to Market Events, Structures, Dynamics, and Investment Knowledge by Joe Mysak

The newspaper carries news stories and features; data, including proposed bond sales and results of bond sales; bond...

The newspaper also publishes a statistical yearbook and a quarterly directory of names and telephone numbers known ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Sudan (2013)

by Robert S. Kramer, Richard A. Lobban Jr., Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban

The first Sudanese-owned and -edited newspaper. It was founded in 1919 by Husayn Sharif, who had gained editorial experience working for the Greek- owned Arabic newspaper Ra 'id al-Sudan (the “Sudan Leader”). Sayyid 'Abd al- Rahman ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Journalism (2009)

by Christopher H. Sterling

Free newspapers; Muckrakers; Peace journalism; Social movements and journalism; Student journalism Alternative and underground newspapers: titles The African Observer antislavery newspaper, 1:77 Appeal to Reason, 1:79, 1:80 Avatar ...

Google previewGeorgia Biographical Dictionary (1999)

by Caryn Hannan

— influential black newspaper editor and publisher. Born November 28, 1868 at Frederica on St. Simon's Island in Georgia, Abbott was the son of former slaves Thomas and Flora (Butler) ...

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Quotes about Newspaper

I read no newspaper now but Ritchie's, and in that chiefly the advertisements, for they contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper. (Thomas Jefferson)
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The value of this 9-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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