verb (used with object)
- to write or set down on paper.
- to describe in writing.
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for paper
- in written or printed form.
- in theory rather than in practice.
- existing only in a preliminary state; in a plan or design: The university building program is still only on paper.
Origin of paper
OTHER WORDS FROM paperpa·per·less, adjectivepa·per·like, adjectivere·pa·per, verb (used with object)un·pa·pered, adjective
Words nearby paper
Example sentences from the Web for paper
Depending on where you live, you might vote on a screen, a punchcard, or a piece of paper.
I began looking at Metrc, and I was very surprised to find that growers were writing down barcodes on paper.Canix aims to ease cannabis cultivators’ regulatory bookkeeping|Matt Burns|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
They must acquire large volumes of specialized envelopes and paper.
When I co-authored that paper, I didn’t think that this could happen.A New Algorithm for Graph Crossings, Hiding in Plain Sight|Stephanie DeMarco|September 15, 2020|Quanta Magazine
His paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the next year went further by showing that epigenetic changes are responsible for this training.‘Trained Immunity’ Offers Hope in Fight Against Coronavirus|Esther Landhuis|September 14, 2020|Quanta Magazine
“We would just as soon stay away from a group that will create controversy,” the Cubs general manager Sam Bernabe told the paper.
Back when Sam went upstate, job searches required nothing more than a typewriter, some paper, and the classifieds.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The reality TV mogul bared her butt—and everything else, too—for Paper Magazine in a spread that sent Twitter into a tizzy.
Using a heatproof slotted spoon, remove the shallots to a paper towel-lined plate.
Allow beans to cool completely then remove to a paper towel-lined plate to dry.
Mr. Byrd nodded and made a few strokes with his pencil on the paper before him.Hand and Ring|Anna Katharine Green
On turning the paper through ninety degrees or by actual measurement, the extent of the illusion will become apparent.Visual Illusions|Matthew Luckiesh
This is the filth the German paper was not ashamed to print.Georges Guynemer|Henry Bordeaux
Lay on different parts of the skin a small, square piece of paper with a small central hole in it.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
He found her in the midst of tiny wisps of paper, thread, and wool, that had been her chief concern for three days past."Wee Tim'rous Beasties"|Douglas English
British Dictionary definitions for paper
- a set of written examination questions
- the student's answers
Derived forms of paperpaperer, noun
Word Origin for paper
Idioms and Phrases with paper
In addition to the idiom beginning with paper
- paper over
- on paper
- push paper
- walking papers