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

Example Sentences

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 facility is hoping to make room for others, though, spokesperson Aisha Morrell-Ferguson told the newspaper Wednesday. Heather Hollingsworth And Jill Bleed, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Dec. 2022 The facility is hoping to make room for others, though, spokesperson Aisha Morrell-Ferguson told the newspaper Wednesday. Heather Hollingsworth, Fortune, 22 Dec. 2022 Mathews fell backward, hit his head, became unconscious and had trouble breathing, his sister, Sarah Mathews, told the newspaper. CBS News, 15 Dec. 2022 Sweeney also told the newspaper that Musk sent him a private message in November 2021 asking him to deactivate the account for security reasons, even offering him $5,000 to do so. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 14 Dec. 2022 His family told the newspaper that after driving through an intersection that was missing a stop sign due to the storm, he was fatally struck by another vehicle. Maria Pasquini, Peoplemag, 13 Dec. 2022 Glass, who posted a photo of the two of them smiling, told the newspaper that Heche was upbeat and didn’t seem intoxicated. Jonathan Edwards, Washington Post, 8 Dec. 2022 Glass, who posted a photo of the two of them smiling, told the newspaper that Heche was upbeat and didn't seem intoxicated. Jonathan Edwards, BostonGlobe.com, 8 Dec. 2022 Guests told the newspaper that footage from the wedding showed him serenading his new bride with an acoustic guitar. Nardine Saad Los Angeles Times (tns), al, 1 Dec. 2022
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 See More

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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 5 Feb. 2023.

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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