- to write or set down on paper.
- to describe in writing.
Idioms about 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
How to use paper in a sentence
And so, he says he left prison without proper ID, just his release papers and the “dress-out gear” he was given by the state.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Even then, most of us doubted he would show up and actually sign the papers allowing him to enter the 1992 New Hampshire primary.
The court papers are sealed, but the couple has made it clear they want to be relieved of their parental responsibilities.
The women had both tried to cross into Lebanon two weeks earlier on forged papers.
But Bush has done exactly that, filing the papers for BH Global Aviation with the SEC right around Thanksgiving.
Some were even re-arrested for the same nefarious purpose, and the daily papers published their names on each occasion.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
He was long a correspondent of the National Intelligencer and other papers, residing in Virginia.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
He sighed as he laid the papers on the table; for he thought the task would be a harder one than even his own immolation.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
“We shall make Mr. Pickwick pay for peeping,” said Fogg, with considerable native humour, as he unfolded his papers.
There was a great comparing of papers, and turning over of leaves, by Fogg and Perker, after this statement of profit and loss.
British Dictionary definitions for paper
- a set of written examination questions
- the student's answers
Derived forms of paperpaperer, noun
Word Origin for paper
Other Idioms and Phrases with paper
In addition to the idiom beginning with paper
- paper over
- on paper
- push paper
- walking papers