newspaper

noun
news·​pa·​per | \ ˈnüz-ˌpā-pər How to pronounce newspaper (audio) , ˈnyüz-, ˈn(y)üs- \

Definition of newspaper

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

verb
newspapered; newspapering; newspapers

Definition of newspaper (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to do newspaper work

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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 Built in 1925, the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower was designed by New York architects Raymond Hood and John Mead Howells, who won a contest held by Tribune co-publishers Robert R. McCormick and Joseph Patterson to create the newspaper’s new headquarters. Robert Channick, chicagotribune.com, 6 Oct. 2021 The trend, back then, was to make huge, heavy steel monoliths, but Anderson decided to work mostly with newspaper. New York Times, 6 Oct. 2021 The newspaper’s coverage last month set off one of Facebook’s worst public relations crises since a data privacy scandal in 2018 with the consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. BostonGlobe.com, 6 Oct. 2021 The match lasted 15 rounds, according to the now-defunct newspaper. Nayeli Lomeli, USA TODAY, 6 Oct. 2021 Former juvenile detainee Dylan Voller launched his High Court test case in a bid to sue major Australian media businesses over allegedly defamatory comments posted by readers on newspaper and television program Facebook pages. Rod Mcguirk, ajc, 6 Oct. 2021 The newspaper published a damning series about the company’s internal research that uncovered how the platform has turned a blind eye to its harm to users. Justin Ray, Los Angeles Times, 5 Oct. 2021 The newspaper said records show SBA President Ed Mullins owns a home in Port Washington. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 5 Oct. 2021 But that came after The Globe & Mail newspaper reported that a financing round in 2020 had valued the company at just $170 million, less than half of its previous $450 million valuation. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 5 Oct. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: 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 This may seem like an ironic gift for a man who newspaper publishers once railed against as the destroyer of classified ads, a high-margin pillar in broadsheet and tabloid profits. Glenn Fleishman, Fortune, 11 June 2018 Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the name of the gymnast who newspaper Moskovsky Korrespondent reported Putin was planning to marry. Owen Matthews, Newsweek, 19 Aug. 2014 This may seem like an ironic gift for a man who newspaper publishers once railed against as the destroyer of classified ads, a high-margin pillar in broadsheet and tabloid profits. Glenn Fleishman, Fortune, 11 June 2018 Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the name of the gymnast who newspaper Moskovsky Korrespondent reported Putin was planning to marry. Owen Matthews, Newsweek, 19 Aug. 2014 The old Hollywood’s history of infatuation with newspapering met the new Hollywood’s detestation of Nixon. Mark Feeney, Slate Magazine, 14 June 2017

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First Known Use of newspaper

Noun

1670, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1800, in the meaning defined above

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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 19 Oct. 2021.

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newspaper

noun

English Language Learners Definition of newspaper

: a set of large sheets of paper that have news stories, information about local events, advertisements, etc., and that are folded together and sold every day or every week
: the paper on which a newspaper is printed
: a company that publishes a newspaper

newspaper

noun
news·​pa·​per | \ ˈnüz-ˌpā-pər How to pronounce newspaper (audio) , ˈnyüz- \

Kids Definition of newspaper

: a paper that is printed and sold usually every day or weekly and that contains information on recent events, articles of opinion, features, and advertising

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