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Etymology

news + paper

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
newspaper

Plural
s

newspaper (s)
  1. (countable) A publication, usually published daily or weekly and usually printed on cheap, low-quality paper, containing news and other articles.
  2. (uncountable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A quantity of or one of the types of paper on which newspapers are printed.

Synonyms

  • (publication): daily (for a daily newspaper), paper, rag (derogatory)
  • (paper on which newspapers are printed): newsprint

Translations

Adjective

newspaper (not comparable)

Positive
newspaper

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

(the noun as a modifier)
  1. Published in a newspaper
    Example: a newspaper article
  2. Made of newspaper
    Example: a newspaper hat

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to newspaper

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to newspaper (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To cover with newspaper.
    She newspapered one end of the room before painting the bookcase.
  2. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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 towms.
  3. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to harrass in newspaper articles.
    He was newspapered out of public life.

Usage notes

  • The harrass sense is usually in passive constructions.

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