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Definition of Paper


  1. Cloth or paper covered with powdered carborundum.
  2. A substance in the form of thin sheets or leaves intended to be written or printed on, or to be used in wrapping. It is made of rags, straw, bark, wood, or other fibrous material, which is first reduced to pulp, then molded, pressed, and dried.
  3. A sheet, leaf, or piece of such substance.
  4. A printed or written instrument; a document, essay, or the like; a writing; as, a paper read before a scientific society.
  5. A printed sheet appearing periodically; a newspaper; a journal; as, a daily paper.
  6. Negotiable evidences of indebtedness; notes; bills of exchange, and the like; as, the bank holds a large amount of his paper.
  7. Decorated hangings or coverings for walls, made of paper. See Paper hangings, below.
  8. A paper containing (usually) a definite quantity; as, a paper of pins, tacks, opium, etc.
  9. A medicinal preparation spread upon paper, intended for external application; as, cantharides paper.
  10. Of or pertaining to paper; made of paper; resembling paper; existing only on paper; unsubstantial; as, a paper box; a paper army.
  11. To cover with paper; to furnish with paper hangings; as, to paper a room or a house.
  12. To fold or inclose in paper.
  13. To put on paper; to make a memorandum of.

Paper Quotations

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
Pablo Picasso

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
Amelia Earhart

I have a loyalty that runs in my bloodstream, when I lock into someone or something, you can't get me away from it because I commit that thoroughly. That's in friendship, that's a deal, that's a commitment. Don't give me paper - I can get the same lawyer who drew it up to break it. But if you shake my hand, that's for life.
Jerry Lewis

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that it is better for hard words to be on paper than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
Anne Frank

I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.
Benjamin Franklin
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Paper Translations

paper in Afrikaans is dokument
paper in Danish is papir
paper in Dutch is bescheid, document, papier, akte
paper in Finnish is paperi
paper in French is document, papier
paper in Italian is documento, carta, gazzetta
paper in Norwegian is papir, dokument
paper in Portuguese is papel
paper in Spanish is ponencia, documento, papel, escrito, gaceta
paper in Swedish is tidning, papper
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