Associations to the word «Paper»


PAPER, noun. 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.
PAPER, noun. A newspaper or anything used as such (such as a newsletter or listing magazine).
PAPER, noun. (uncountable) Wallpaper.
PAPER, noun. (uncountable) Wrapping paper.
PAPER, noun. A written document, generally shorter than a book (white paper, term paper), in particular one written for the Government.
PAPER, noun. 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).
PAPER, noun. A scholastic essay.
PAPER, noun. (slang) Money.
PAPER, noun. (New Zealand) A university course.
PAPER, noun. A paper packet containing a quantity of items.
PAPER, noun. A medicinal preparation spread upon paper, intended for external application.
PAPER, adjective. Made of paper.
PAPER, adjective. Insubstantial.
PAPER, verb. (transitive) To apply paper to.
PAPER, verb. (transitive) To document; to memorialize.
PAPER, verb. (transitive) To fill a theatre or other paid event with complimentary seats.
PAPER AEROPLANE, noun. (British) A toy aeroplane made by folding up a sheet of paper.
PAPER AEROPLANES, noun. Plural of paper aeroplane
PAPER AIRPLANE, noun. (US) A toy airplane made by folding up a sheet of paper.
PAPER AIRPLANE, noun. (US) (aeronautics) An aircraft under development.
PAPER AIRPLANES, noun. Plural of paper airplane
PAPER BALLOT, noun. A ballot printed on paper, where the voter places a form of acknowledgment next to the candidate of their choice.
PAPER BALLOTS, noun. Plural of paper ballot
PAPER BIRCH, noun. A North American species of birch with white bark, Betula papyrifera.
PAPER BOARD, noun. Alternative form of paperboard
PAPER BOARDS, noun. Plural of paper board
PAPER CANDIDATE, noun. An election candidate with little chance of winning, added to the ballot for publicity and to increase the number standing.
PAPER CANDIDATES, noun. Plural of paper candidate
PAPER CHAIN, noun. A chain made from interlinked loops of coloured paper, used as a hanging decoration.
PAPER CHAINS, noun. Plural of paper chain
PAPER CHROMATOGRAPHY, noun. (chemistry) A simple form of analytical chromatography in which the stationary phase is a sheet of paper.
PAPER CLAY, noun. (geology) (manufacturing) A kind of uniformly light-coloured clay composed of fine particles, used in the production of paper and wallpaper; kaolin.
PAPER CLAY, noun. (ceramics) Clay mixed with shredded paper or other fibres, valued for its strength and light weight in the production of large ceramic works.
PAPER CLIP, noun. A small, folded, wire or plastic device used to hold sheets of paper together.
PAPER CLIPS, noun. Plural of paper clip
PAPER CUP, noun. A disposable cup made out of paper and often lined with plastic or wax to prevent liquid from leaking out or soaking through the paper.
PAPER CUPS, noun. Plural of paper cup
PAPER CUT, noun. A wound caused by a piece of paper or any thin, sharp material which can slice through a person's skin
PAPER CUTS, noun. Plural of paper cut
PAPER CUTTING, noun. Alternative spelling of papercutting
PAPER DIAPER, noun. A disposable diaper, as distinguished from one made of cloth.
PAPER DIAPERS, noun. Plural of paper diaper
PAPER FIGHT, noun. A fight with balled-up paper.
PAPER FLOWER, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see paper,‎ flower.
PAPER FLOWER, noun. A plant, Bougainvillea glabra, and its flower head, so called for the papery bracts.
PAPER FLOWER, noun. A plant, the peach-leaved bellflower, Campanula persicifolia, and its flower.
PAPER FLOWER, noun. A plant, Psilostrophe cooperi, and its flower.
PAPER HAT, noun. Any of several hats made from paper; especially ones made from crepe paper as a party novelty, or ones constructed from newspaper and traditionally worn by printers
PAPER HOUSE, noun. (slang) (dated) An audience composed of people who have come in on free passes.
PAPER HUNTING, noun. (firearms) (informal) (sometimes derogatory) target shooting
PAPER JAM, noun. A malfunction in a computer's printer or a photocopier or similar device occurring when sheets of paper become jammed inside.
PAPER MACHE, noun. Informal spelling of papier-mâché.
PAPER MILL, noun. A factory devoted to making paper from wood pulp and other ingredients.
PAPER MILL, noun. An organization that unethically sells pre-written papers to students.
PAPER MILLS, noun. Plural of paper mill
PAPER MONEY, noun. Cash in the form of banknotes.
PAPER MULBERRIES, noun. Plural of paper mulberry
PAPER MULBERRY, noun. A tree in the mulberry family (Moraceae), Broussonetia papyrifera, with fibrous inner bark used to make paper and tapa cloth.
PAPER NAUTILUS, noun. A pelagic octopus of genus Argonauta, found in warm seas, whose females produce a paper-thin egg case resembling a shell into which she deposits her eggs.
PAPER OVER, verb. (transitive) (figurative) To superficially hide or disguise (a problem or a defect) without addressing it; to provide a veneer of normality or success.
PAPER PARK, noun. A park that lacks funding, guards, precise boundaries, etc.
PAPER PLANE, noun. Short for paper airplane.
PAPER PLANES, noun. Plural of paper plane
PAPER PROFIT, noun. Apparent profit shown in accounts but not realized in an expendable form.
PAPER PROFITS, noun. Plural of paper profit
PAPER ROUND, noun. A trip where a paperboy delivers newspapers to the subscribers' houses
PAPER SCISSORS STONE, noun. The game rock paper scissors.
PAPER SHOP, noun. (British) A newsagency; a shop that sells newspapers and often other goods such as sweets and cigarettes.
PAPER SHOPS, noun. Plural of paper shop
PAPER SNOWFLAKE, noun. A piece of paper that has been folded many times and then cut so that when it is opened a figure that looks like a snowflake has formed.
PAPER SNOWFLAKES, noun. Plural of paper snowflake
PAPER TAPE, noun. (computing) an early sequential digital storage medium consisting of a long roll of paper, each character being coded as a pattern of punched holes; originally used with teletype machines.
PAPER TAPES, noun. Plural of paper tape
PAPER TICKET, noun. (travel) (aviation) a conventional airline ticket, consisting of a coupon for each flight together with other administration coupons. (Compare e-ticket)
PAPER TIGER, noun. (idiomatic) A seemingly fierce or powerful person, country or organisation without the ability to back up their words; apparently powerful but actually ineffective.
PAPER TIGERS, noun. Plural of paper tiger
PAPER TOWEL, noun. (countable) A sheet of absorbent paper, used for cleaning and food preparation, usually sold in and dispensed from rolls.
PAPER TOWELING, noun. Paper towels collectively.
PAPER TOWELS, noun. Plural of paper towel
PAPER TRAIL, noun. (idiomatic) A written record, history, or collection of evidence.
PAPER TRAIL, noun. (idiomatic) the records left by a person or organization in the course of activities.
PAPER TRAILS, noun. Plural of paper trail
PAPER WASP, noun. A kind of wasp that gathers fibers from dead wood and plant stems, which they mix with saliva, and use to construct water-resistant nests made of gray or brown papery material.
PAPER WASPS, noun. Plural of paper wasp
PAPER YABBER, noun. (Australia) (historical) A letter conveyed by an Aboriginal Australian on behalf of a colonist.

Dictionary definition

PAPER, noun. A material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses.
PAPER, noun. An essay (especially one written as an assignment); "he got an A on his composition".
PAPER, noun. A daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements; "he read his newspaper at breakfast".
PAPER, noun. A medium for written communication; "the notion of an office running without paper is absurd".
PAPER, noun. A scholarly article describing the results of observations or stating hypotheses; "he has written many scientific papers".
PAPER, noun. A business firm that publishes newspapers; "Murdoch owns many newspapers".
PAPER, noun. The physical object that is the product of a newspaper publisher; "when it began to rain he covered his head with a newspaper".
PAPER, verb. Cover with paper; "paper the box".
PAPER, verb. Cover with wallpaper.

Wise words

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Martin Luther King Jr.