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 Sometimes what the game calls a quality image is barely visible and certainly not passable for printing in a newspaper, which makes for an amusing contrast. Washington Post, "‘New Pokémon Snap’ strikes exactly one note. (And it does that well.)," 28 Apr. 2021 This goes back to Ronald Reagan showing all the want ads in the newspaper and assuring everyone that unemployment is not a concern, just a lot of lazy people. Star Tribune, "Readers Write: Unemployment numbers, CEO compensation, juror impartiality," 28 Apr. 2021 The unusually critical lead story in a newspaper ordinarily supportive of the Conservative government was likened to Fox News challenging the Republican Party in the United States. Hanna Ziady, CNN, "'Total rubbish' or the truth? UK media challenge Boris Johnson over shock coronavirus comments," 27 Apr. 2021 In an article for The Times recounting that trip to the Soviet Union in 1973, the Arena Stage associate director Alan Schneider quoted an account in the Literaturnaya Gazeta newspaper. New York Times, "Dark. Messy. Assaultive. Inscrutable. Even From Your Couch.," 21 Apr. 2021 Decades ago, a few insertions in a newspaper’s classifieds would have sufficed to pull in applicants. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Restaurant industry’s critical challenge? Hiring workers," 15 Apr. 2021 By law, the list must be published in the newspaper. al, "2021 Jefferson County list of delinquent residential, business property taxes," 14 Apr. 2021 An arresting example of human behavior is clipped from a newspaper article or a research paper. Merve Emre, The New Yorker, "The Repressive Politics of Emotional Intelligence," 12 Apr. 2021 As the film began, the couple was among the first and loudest to yell vulgar jokes at the screen, the majority of which aren’t fit to reproduce in a family newspaper. oregonlive, "‘Rocky Horror’ played to an empty theater for 54 weeks. Now, audiences return to Portland’s longest-running movie," 10 Apr. 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, "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 11 May. 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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