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Paper appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Wet rare paper art, ew!
  • Baltimore paper, omit lab!
  • Look, sire, paper is kool!
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Usage statistics for the noun paper:

spoken English55.13%written English44.87% conversational speech49.12%task-oriented speech50.88% imaginative writing51.17%informational writing48.83%
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The word paper 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 paper

What does paper mean as a name of something?

Paper is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: papers

  1. a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic words: material / stuff = the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
    • more specific terms:
    • substance: cellulose = a polysaccharide that is the chief constituent of all plant tissues and fibers
  2. an essay (especially one written as an assignment)
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of paper: composition / report / theme
    • more generic word: essay = an analytic or interpretive literary composition
    • more specific term: term paper = a composition intended to indicate a student's progress during a school term
  3. a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements
  4. a medium for written communication
    • example: the notion of an office running without paper is absurd
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: medium = a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
    • substance of: page = one side of one leaf (of a book or magazine or newspaper or letter etc.) or the written or pictorial matter it contains
  5. a scholarly article describing the results of observations, stating hypotheses, or reporting
    • examples: he has written many scientific papers | The State Department issued a paper on Iraq
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: article = nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication
  6. a business firm that publishes newspapers
  7. the physical object that is the product of a newspaper publisher
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of paper: newspaper
    • more generic words: product / production = an artifact that has been created by someone or some process

Alternative definition of the noun paper


  1. A sheet material used for writing on or printing on (or as a non-waterproof container), usually made by draining cellulose fibres from a suspension in water.
  2. A newspaper or anything used as such (such as a newsletter or listing magazine).
  3. [uncountable] Wallpaper.
  4. [uncountable] Wrapping paper.
  5. A written document, generally shorter than a book (white paper, term paper), in particular one written for the Government.
  6. A written document that reports scientific or academic research and is usually subjected to peer review before publication in a scientific journal or in the proceedings of a scientific or academic meeting (such as a conference, a workshop or a symposium).
  7. [slang] money.
  8. [New Zealand] A university course.

Definition of the adjective paper

What does paper mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more paper / paperer |

  1. Made of paper.
  2. See Insubstantial.

Definition of the verb paper

What does paper mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: papered | papering | papers

  1. cover with paper
  2. cover with wallpaper
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of paper: wallpaper
    • more generic word: cover = provide with a covering or cause to be covered

Alternative definition of the verb paper


  1. [transitive] To apply paper to.
  2. [transitive] To document; to memorialize.


Paper a.k.a. Papër is a municipality in the Elbasan District, Elbasan County, central Albania. It is located along the Elbasan-Rrogozhinë-Durrës highway, 13 km west of Elbasan. It was founded on July 26, 1992. Within its 52 kilometers of borders, the municipality of Papër consists of 13 villages: Papër, Vidhas, Broshke, Balldre, Murres, Valas, Lugaj, Pajun, Ullishtaj, Papër-Sollak, Vidhas-Asgjel, Bizhute, and Jatesh. As of June 1, 2009, Papër had a population of 9011 residents. This is a fine country where many people come to enjoy the sun, and wood.


  1. Paper a.k.a. Taylor Hollingsworth is a singer/songwriter and guitarist from Birmingham, Alabama. He first picked up the guitar at age 14 and has gone on to front his own bands as well as play guitar for others, notably Maria Taylor. He is married to Maria's sister, singer-songwriter Kate Taylor. They had their first child together, a daughter, in 2012.
  2. Paper a.k.a. Pablo Bolivar is a musical artist, record producer, musician.

There are other people with in their name, like Walt Paper, Paper Heart, Shawn Paper and Paper Diamond.


  1. Paper is a musical group.
  2. Paper is a musical group.
  3. paper is a musical group.
    • album: "Endless Summer"

There are other groups with in their name, like Fly Paper, Paper Boy, Paper Bird, Paper Lace, Paper Moon, Paper Navy, Paper Dolls, Paper Faces, Paper Lions, Paper Mache, Paper Music, Paper Rival, Paper Route, Paper-Mache, Waste Paper, Ink on Paper, Paper Cranes, Paper Models, Paper Machete and Paper Airplanes.


Paper is a record label.


Paper is a fictional character from Seigi Choujin vs. Senshi Choujin.


  1. "Paper" is the debut solo album from Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson. This album contains brand new material along with songs that were initially written for Robinson's 2002-2003 project, Hookah Brown. Robinson handled guitar, bass, and other instruments as well as taking over the lead vocals, with the gaps being filled in by Joe Magistro, Eddie Harsch, Donnie Herron and his son Taylor Robinson.
  2. "Paper" is the second song of a double-A sided single from Queen Latifah's 1998 album Order in the Court. One of the first Queen Latifah songs that is all singing and no rap, it is essentially a cover of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" with significantly altered lyrics. The song was produced by Pras of The Fugees.
  3. "Paper" è il secondo singolo del rapper Krayzie Bone, estratto dall'album "Thug Mentality 1999".
  4. "Paper" is a musical album of Gideon Wolf.
    • released on
  5. "Paper" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  6. "Paper" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  7. "Paper" is a musical single of Explode Into Colors.
    • released in (6 years ago)
  8. "Paper" is a 1998 single by Queen Latifah.
    • released on (16 years ago)


"Paper" is a book by Christopher John McCabe.


  1. "Paper": Kagit is a 2011 Drama film written and directed by Sinan Çetin.
  2. "Paper" a.k.a. "The Paper" is a 1994 American comedy-drama film directed by Ron Howard and starring Michael Keaton, Glenn Close, Marisa Tomei, Randy Quaid and Robert Duvall. It received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song for "Make Up Your Mind", which was written and performed by Randy Newman.
  3. "Paper" is a 2012 short Romance, Drama film that was written by Elena Talan and directed by Ivan Kraljevic.
  4. "Paper" IS A 2009 short drama film written and directed by Tze Heen Kenneth Cheong.
  5. "Paper" is a 2010 experimental short film directed by Egill Kristbjornsson.


  1. Paper is a New York City-based independent magazine focusing on fashion, pop-culture, nightlife, music, art and film. Past cover models include Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Prince, Fergie, Mariah Carey, and The Scissor Sisters. In 2009 for its 25th anniversary, Paper had five different covers featuring 25 25-year-olds such as Taylor Hanson and Kid Cudi. It also held an anniversary party at the New York Public Library with performances by artists Liza Minnelli, Queen Latifah, and The Virgins.
  2. Paper is a TV spot.
  3. PAPER a.k.a. Precision Array for Probing the Epoch of Reionization: The Donald C. Backer Precision Array for Probing the Epoch of Reionization is a radio interferometer funded by the National Science Foundation to detect 21 cm Hydrogen fluctuations occurring when the first galaxies ionized intergalactic gas at around 500 Million years after the Big Bang. PAPER is a focused experiment aimed toward making the first statistical detection of the 21 cm reionization signal. Given the stringent dynamic range requirements for detecting reionization in the face of foregrounds that are five orders of magnitude brighter, the PAPER project is taking a carefully staged engineering approach, optimizing each component in the array to mitigate, at the outset, any potentially debilitating problems in subsequent data calibration and analysis. This staged approach addresses the observational challenges that arise from very-wide-field, high-dynamic-range imaging over wide bandwidths in the presence of transient terrestrial interference. PAPER began as a collaboration between Don Backer of the UC Berkeley Radio Astronomy Laboratory and Richard Bradley of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.

Phrases with Paper

Phrases starting with the word Paper:

  1. paper bag
  2. paper cup
  3. Paper cut
  4. Paper Hat
  5. Paper Jam
  6. paper clip
  7. paper doll
  8. paper feed

Phrases ending with the word Paper:

  1. e-paper
  2. on paper
  3. art paper
  4. Non-Paper
  5. rag paper
  6. tar paper
  7. wax paper
  8. Bank paper
  9. bond paper
  10. exam paper
  11. Hang Paper
  12. laid paper

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Paper

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Google previewWhat an Advertiser Should Know (1914)

A Handbook for Everyone who Advertises by Henry C. Taylor

paper is that which has been sized and super-calendered to give it a higher and more glossy finish.

Google previewHistory of the Royal Society (2011)

From Its Institution to the End of the Eighteenth Century by Thomas Thomson

The next paper is an excellent one by Dr. Halley, on the Method of constructing Logarithms from the Nature of Numbers, without any regard to the Hyperbola.* There is another Method of constructing Logarithms, proposed some years after, ...

Google previewResearch Administration and Management (2008)

by Elliott C. Kulakowski, Lynne U. Chronister

Because a paper is a summary of what was found, it is also necessary that the methods of data selection, the statistical...

Google previewAmerican Dictionary of Printing and Bookmaking (1894)

Containing a History of These Arts in Europe and America ...

Fourdrinier paper is a name, which defines the method of manufacture by the most improved machine. Papers thus made show...

Cylinder paper is that made by a machine in which the fibres are laid by the machine always...

Google previewThe International Confectioner (1914)

The trade paper is a sort of central station where ten thousand wires meet.

The trade paper means uplift, courage, inspiration, good -will. It adds...

The trade paper is the one thing that binds you to your fellows who are working along similar ...

Google previewGraphic Designer's Color Handbook

Choosing and Using Color from Concept to Final Output

Writing Paper WRITING PAPER IS A HIGH-GRADE BOND PAPER, often made with a percentage of cotton and used for stationery packages designed to convey a...

Google previewEconomic Growth (2007)

New Directions in Theory and Policy by Philip Arestis, Michelle Baddeley, J. S. L. McCombie

Our paper is an attempt to evaluate the existence of the size and direction of these externalities - a question, as we will...

paper is that we use a database not used in previous papers: the OECD database 'Measuring Globalisation: the Role of ...

Google previewJournal of Education Culture and Society 2013_2 (2013)

The paper is a comparison of words used in the field of disability in two countries: Poland and the United States. The vocabulary comes from two sources: in the case of Poland it is the website while in the case of the United ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1990)

Volume 33 - Organic Liquids: Thermal Conductivity Estimation to Peat Supply-Demand Relationships by John J. McKetta Jr

Paper manufacture is one of the largest industries in the civilized world. and its usage is still growing rapidly. The major applications are. first. in communications — newspapers. magazines. books. pamphlets. and in computer readouts.

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

PAPER, n. pā'për [F. papier, paper—from L. papy'. rus: Gr. pap'üros, the paper- reed of Egypt: comp. W. pabwyr, rushes]: thin substance in the form of sheets obtained from the pulp of rags, straw, etc., used for writing on, for printing on, and for a ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Scrapbooking Tools & Techniques (2009)

by Susan Pickering Rothamel

Bouncy — Kelly Stoker 201 • Fibers — Fibers by the Yard • Paper — Canson • Stickers, Tag — Making Memories • Tearing Kit — Scrapbook Tree Brookwood — Ann Marie Britton 140 Bruges — Michelle Mueller 1 43 By the Seashore ...

Google previewSales Encyclopedia (2013)

by John Chapin

XYZ Company Air pick technology No single-sheet divert – batch divert – must divert whole stack 6 high paper cassettes Very limited upgradeability Print size does not decrease Based in Hong Kong Pentium 4 – 2.0 GHz processor Bin ...

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Usage statistics about paper

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun paper:

spoken English55.13%written English44.87% conversational speech49.12%task-oriented speech50.88% imaginative writing51.17%informational writing48.83%

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Quotes about Paper

No publisher in America improved a paper so quickly on so grand a scale, took a paper that was marginal in qualities and brought it to excellence as Otis Chandler did. (David Halberstam)
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Scrabble value of P3A1P3E1R1

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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