verb (used with object)
- to write or set down on paper.
- to describe in writing.
verb (used without object)
- papen, franz von,
- paper birch,
- paper chase,
- paper chromatography,
- paper clip,
- paper cutter
- 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
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
- a set of written examination questions
- the student's answers
Word Origin for paper
mid-14c., from Anglo-French paper, Old French papier "paper, document," from Latin papyrus "paper, paper made of papyrus stalks" (see papyrus).
Meaning "paper money" attested from 1722. As shortened form of newspaper, first attested 1640s. In plural, "collection of papers to establish one's identity, credentials, etc.," it is attested from 1680s. Paper chase is British slang from 1932.
1590s, "to write down on paper," from paper (n.). Meaning "to decorate a room with paper hangings" is from 1774. Related: Papered; papering. Verbal phrase paper over in the figurative sense is from 1955, from the notion of hiding plaster cracks with wallaper.
1590s, from paper (n.). Figurative of something flimsy or unsubstantial from 1716. Paper tiger (1952) translates Chinese tsuh lao fu, popularized by Mao Zedong. Paper doll attested from 1849; paper plate from 1723.
In addition to the idiom beginning with paper
- paper over
- on paper
- push paper
- walking papers