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

However, about 500 doctors in a letter published in two newspapers on Monday supported the police handling of the crisis and said violence shouldn’t be glorified. Washington Post, "Hospital staff rally for protest campaign after new violence," 16 Sep. 2019 Enjoyable articles appear in old newspapers describing how our ancestors spent their leisure moments. Mary Ann Ashcraft, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Carroll Yesteryears: Summer options in the late-1800s included popular camp meetings in Linwood," 8 Sep. 2019 Abel, of Minerva, Ohio, writes the comic strip Zed, which appears in 30 small weekly newspapers across the country. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland.com, "Medina County Parks District honors volunteers," 1 Sep. 2019 The station promoted the party on the air and in print ads in newspapers. Jeff Suess, Cincinnati.com, "Blast from the past: The history of WEBN’s fireworks," 1 Sep. 2019 Meanwhile, we in newspapers are left standing in the line of uncertainty. Mercury News & East Bay Times Editorial Boards, The Mercury News, "Editorial: California legislators should not endanger newspapers," 1 Sep. 2019 The lawsuit claims the ban effectively will do just that, shifting the sale of puppies from regulated retailers to unregulated sources, such as sellers placing ads on the internet or in newspapers. Michael Kunzelman, chicagotribune.com, "Maryland pet stores sue to block state ban on dog, cat sales," 30 Aug. 2019 Though a free press is crucial to democracy, more than one in four local newspapers have closed since 2004, while more Americans are getting their news from social media than traditional print media. Rainesford Stauffer, Teen Vogue, "Why Teens Are Creating Their Own News Outlets," 29 Aug. 2019 The lawsuit also claims the ban effectively will shift the sale of puppies from regulated retailers to unregulated sources, such as sellers placing ads on the Internet or in newspapers. BostonGlobe.com, "At G7 conference, Trump scoffs at wind power’s future," 27 Aug. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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

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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