[ nooz-pey-per, nyooz-, noos-, nyoos- ]
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  1. a printed publication issued at regular and usually close intervals, especially daily or weekly, and commonly containing news, comment, features, and advertising: When we were kids here, there was only one daily newspaper, and it covered the news for four counties.

  2. a business organization publishing such a publication: Which newspaper did your aunt work for?

  1. a single issue or copy of such a publication: Grab one of those free newspapers on the way out.

  2. an online version of a newspaper: I’ve been reading several upstate newspapers on my laptop lately, and I’m wondering how many of them still have print editions.

Origin of newspaper

First recorded in 1660–70; news + paper

Other words from newspaper

  • news·pa·per·dom, noun
  • news·pa·per·ish, adjective

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How to use newspaper in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for newspaper


/ (ˈnjuːzˌpeɪpə) /

    • a weekly or daily publication consisting of folded sheets and containing articles on the news, features, reviews, and advertisements: Often shortened to: paper

    • (as modifier): a newspaper article

  1. a less common name for newsprint

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