A stack of newspapers


news +‎ paper



newspaper (countable and uncountable, plural newspapers)

  1. (countable) A publication, usually published daily or weekly and usually printed on cheap, low-quality paper, containing news and other articles.
    Synonyms: daily, paper, (derogatory) rag
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 18, in The China Governess[1]:
      ‘Then the father has a great fight with his terrible conscience,’ said Munday with granite seriousness. ‘Should he make a row with the police […]?  Or should he say nothing about it and condone brutality for fear of appearing in the newspapers?
  2. (uncountable, countable) A quantity of or one of the types of paper on which newspapers are printed.
    Synonym: newsprint

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newspaper (third-person singular simple present newspapers, present participle newspapering, simple past and past participle newspapered)

  1. (transitive) To cover with newspaper.
    She newspapered one end of the room before painting the bookcase.
  2. (intransitive, transitive) To engage in the business of journalism (usually used only in the gerund, newspapering)
    He newspapered his way through the South on the sports beat, avoiding dry towns.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To harass in newspaper articles.
    He was newspapered out of public life.

Usage notesEdit

  • The harass sense is usually in passive constructions.

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