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

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 Communist Party newspaper Granma said authorities had no news about the missing firefighters late Saturday. Santiago Pérez, WSJ, 7 Aug. 2022 Historians argue that Prentice, using his influence to publish anti-immigrant rhetoric in what was, at the time, the largest newspaper in the Ohio River Valley, played the largest part in inciting the riots that day. Jason Gonzalez, The Courier-Journal, 7 Aug. 2022 While looking for treasure in Central Florida waterways, Ennis, better known as Swampy, has fished out pistols, tools, a shovel, car parts, knives and even an Orlando Sentinel newspaper vending box. Patrick Connolly, Orlando Sentinel, 6 Aug. 2022 Early in 1856, after mass meetings in New Haven that received national newspaper publicity, organizers of the Connecticut Kansas Colony held a final meeting before departing. Steve Grant, Hartford Courant, 6 Aug. 2022 In September 1881, the Washington Critic newspaper carried a brief article on one doctor’s tip that the best cure for malaria was the bite of a mosquito. John Kelly, Washington Post, 6 Aug. 2022 Knieling wasn’t able Friday to provide the newspaper with Fitzsimmons’ pay for the rest of the time she was employed as a legislative staffer. oregonlive, 5 Aug. 2022 The collection depicts vocations through the ages from alchemy, farming, mining, barbering and constructing the Tower of Babel to the practice of law and medicine to that most noble of professions, delivering the newspaper. Jennifer Brett, ajc, 5 Aug. 2022 The Chamber revived this libel against its own members this week in full-page newspaper ads taken out in The Arizona Republic and the Arizona Daily Sun. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 5 Aug. 2022 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 See More

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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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“Newspaper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/newspaper. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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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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