Definition of Newspaper

1. Noun. A daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements. "He read his newspaper at breakfast"

2. Noun. A business firm that publishes newspapers. "Murdoch owns many newspapers"

3. Noun. The physical object that is the product of a newspaper publisher. "When it began to rain he covered his head with a newspaper"
Exact synonyms: Paper
Generic synonyms: Product, Production

4. Noun. Cheap paper made from wood pulp and used for printing newspapers. "They used bales of newspaper every day"
Exact synonyms: Newsprint
Generic synonyms: Paper

Definition of Newspaper

1. n. A sheet of paper printed and distributed, at stated intervals, for conveying intelligence of passing events, advocating opinions, etc.; a public print that circulates news, advertisements, proceedings of legislative bodies, public announcements, etc.

Definition of Newspaper

1. Noun. A publication, usually published daily or weekly and usually printed on cheap, low-quality paper, containing news and other articles. ¹

2. Noun. (uncountable countable) A quantity of or one of the types of paper on which newspapers are printed. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To cover with newspaper. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive transitive) To engage in the business of journalism (usually used only in the gerund, newspapering) ¹

5. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) to harrass in newspaper articles. ¹

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Definition of Newspaper

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Newspaper

newspaper ad
newspaper article
newspaper clipping
newspaper column
newspaper columnist
newspaper critic
newspaper editor
newspaper headline
newspaper publisher

Literary usage of Newspaper

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1922)
"A hearing before the Third Assistant Postmaster General on the question of revoking a newspaper's second-class mail privilege of which the publisher had due ..."

2. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve, John Canfield Spencer (1848)
"A newspaper is an adviser who does not require to be sought, but who comes ... The effect of a newspaper is not only to suggest the same purpose to a great ..."

3. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1910)
"Each publisher of a newspaper was allowed to receive, free of postage, one copy of every newspaper published in the United States. ..."

4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1861)
"This journal (of which by the kindness of the Royal Asiatic Society I have the number of the 7th of June now before me) is a weekly newspaper, which, ..."

5. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1886)
"The author of the recently-published " History of Dauphin County," in the chapter devoted to the " newspaper Press of Harrisburg and of the County," states ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1897)
"(See Table VI., one pound of newspaper and two sheets. ... 4. newspaper, 2 pounds Growth. 5. Magazine, 200 pages, disks in middle near binding Growth. ..."

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