What is Paper?
Paper definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
a substance made from wood pulp, rags, straw, or other fibrous material, usually in thin sheets, used to bear writing or printing, for wrapping things, etc.
a piece, sheet, or leaf of this.
something resembling this substance, as papyrus.
a written or printed document or the like.
stationery; writing paper.
a newspaper or journal.
an essay, article, or dissertation on a particular topic: a paper on early Mayan artifacts.
Often papers. a document establishing or verifying identity, status, or the like: citizenship papers.
negotiable notes, bills, etc., as commercial paper or paper money: Only silver, please, no paper.
a promissory note.
papers, Nautical.ship’s papers.rolling paper.
a sheet or card of paper with pins or needles stuck through it in rows.
a set of questions for an examination, an individual set of written answers to them, or any written piece of schoolwork.
Slang. a free pass to an entertainment.
verb (used with object)
to cover with wallpaper or apply wallpaper to: They papered the bedroom last summer.
to line or cover with paper.
to distribute handbills, posters, etc., throughout: to paper a neighborhood with campaign literature.
to fold, enclose, or wrap in paper.
to supply with paper.
Informal. to deluge with documents, especially those requiring one to comply with certain technical procedures, as a means of legal harassment: He papered the plaintiff to force a settlement.
Slang. to fill (a theater or the like) with spectators by giving away free tickets or passes.
Archaic. to write or set down on paper.to describe in writing.
verb (used without object)
to apply wallpaper to walls.