verb (used with object)
- to write or set down on paper.
- to describe in writing.
verb (used without object)
- 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
Related formspa·per·less, adjectivepa·per·like, adjectivere·pa·per, verb (used with object)un·pa·pered, adjective
Examples from the Web for paperless
The designer has teamed with Paperless Post to create invites directly inspired by his fall collection.Oscar de la Renta Will Now Sell You Fashionable Invitations|Isabel Wilkinson|May 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But in some states, including New York, paperless tickets are outlawed.12-12-12 Concert Ticket Scalpers: The Hurricane Sandy Benefit Spoilers|Winston Ross|December 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In 2010, adopting a paperless lifestyle is not an especially rare feat.
In the next few years, the paperless lifestyle will only get easier and more prevalent.
Some paperless mavens then store these scanned documents on sites like Evernote, so that they can be retrieved anywhere.
I've never been paperless before, and there may be some fuss or other.My Friend the Chauffeur|C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Try to tell this to the champions of technology who predicted the paperless office and who now predict the networked world.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
British Dictionary definitions for paperless (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for paperless (2 of 2)
- a set of written examination questions
- the student's answers
Derived Formspaperer, noun
Word Origin for paper
Idioms and Phrases with paperless
In addition to the idiom beginning with paper
- paper over
- on paper
- push paper
- walking papers