newspaper

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noun

news·​pa·​per ˈnüz-ˌpā-pər How to pronounce newspaper (audio)
ˈnyüz-,
ˈn(y)üs-
1
: a paper that is printed and distributed usually daily or weekly and that contains news, articles of opinion, features, and advertising
2
: an organization that publishes a newspaper
3
: the paper of a newspaper : newsprint

newspaper

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verb

newspapered; newspapering; newspapers

intransitive verb

: to do newspaper work

Examples of newspaper in a Sentence

Noun He used some newspaper to get the fire started. She worked for the newspaper for 20 years.
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Sacramento natives Larry Lee, president of the city’s Black newspaper The Sacramento Observer and Maisha Winn, a former teacher and incoming faculty at Stanford University’s graduate school of education, moderated the event. Acsah Lemma, Sacramento Bee, 18 June 2024 Rice’s father, Darren, confirmed his son’s death on Monday to the Matangi Tonga newspaper. David Matthews, New York Daily News, 17 June 2024
Verb
My friend David Carr, who died in 2015, had a line about newspapering that’s true of cooking as well. Sam Sifton, New York Times, 29 Mar. 2020 What trends online, even if artificially driven, helps influence everything from what stories newspaper reporters pursue to which guests radio show producers book. P.w. Singer, Time, 19 Oct. 2019 See all Example Sentences for newspaper 

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1670, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1800, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of newspaper was in 1670

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“Newspaper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/newspaper. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

newspaper

noun
news·​pa·​per
ˈn(y)üz-ˌpā-pər,
ˈn(y)üs-
: a paper that is printed and distributed usually daily or weekly and contains news, articles of opinion, features, and advertising

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