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 The man identified by the newspaper as Dolloff drew a gun from his waistband and shot the other person, according to the Denver Post journalist who witnessed the event. Arkansas Online, "Security guard jailed in deadly shooting at Denver protests," 12 Oct. 2020 The Top Workplaces were named Thursday in a video produced by the newspaper. Staff Report, NOLA.com, "Top Workplaces: New Orleans area's 70 best employers for 2020," 9 Oct. 2020 In the Houston region, cases increased by 659 to 204,233 between Sunday and Monday, according to an analysis by the newspaper. Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle, "Houston coronavirus updates: What you need to know for Oct. 6," 6 Oct. 2020 Public opinion has soured: Two-thirds of Americans and Chinese hold negative views of the other, according to surveys in March by the Pew Research Center and in August by the Communist Party-run Global Times newspaper. Ann Scott Tyson, The Christian Science Monitor, "Fueling US-China clash, years of disconnects," 2 Oct. 2020 Built in 1883, the manor has remained in the same family for generations and was once voted the most mysterious house in the city by local newspaper the Pioneer Press, according to the listing description. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, "You Can Rent This Spooky Manor in Minnesota for Just $78 a Night," 30 Sep. 2020 The campaign was first reported by the Courier-Journal newspaper of Louisville. Janelle Griffith, NBC News, "Officer in Breonna Taylor case who fired fatal shot has fundraiser for his retirement," 29 Sep. 2020 News trending on Instagram included a post by the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper about sniffer dogs being trained to detect Covid-19 with near total accuracy. Charles Penty, Bloomberg.com, "Social Media Buzz: McGregor-Pacquiao Fight, Ron Paul, Florida," 26 Sep. 2020 Organizers declined to address if he was specifically invited when asked twice by this newspaper. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Joe Biden courts Latino voters at San Diego virtual conference," 26 Sep. 2020 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, "What to Cook This Week," 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, "The Information War Over Trump's Impeachment," 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, "Craigslist Founder Donates $20 Million To Endow Journalism Program," 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, "The Top Secret Family Life of Vladimir Putin," 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, "Craigslist Founder Donates $20 Million To Endow Journalism Program," 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, "The Top Secret Family Life of Vladimir Putin," 19 Aug. 2014 The old Hollywood’s history of infatuation with newspapering met the new Hollywood’s detestation of Nixon. Mark Feeney, Slate Magazine, "All the President’s Men," 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 25 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for newspaper

newspaper

noun
How to pronounce newspaper (audio)

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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