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 One of the parents spoke with the gym management, the newspaper reported. BostonGlobe.com, "Providence school leader arrested for alleged unwanted foot massage," 12 May 2021 But prosecutors pointed out that the 324 counts of video voyeurism Ackett pleaded guilty to in April call for roughly 366 years in prison, the newspaper reported. orlandosentinel.com, "Former Florida teacher gets 15 years for recording naked girls," 11 May 2021 Chinese state media and official bodies pushed back after the newspaper reported the census was set to show a population decline for the first time since a famine that killed millions four decades ago. NBC News, "China's population growth is slowing, raising questions over global ambitions," 11 May 2021 Four years before that, he was charged with filing a false report that his vehicle was stolen, the newspaper reported. Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Star Tribune, "Famed Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan dead at age 37," 11 May 2021 The newspaper reported that the shooting broke out shortly after midnight on Sunday, and responding officers located six dead adults along with one who suffered serious injuries. Fox News, "Colorado Springs shooting: Police search for motive," 10 May 2021 But the newspaper reported that officers were not being trained on that duty. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Policies for law enforcement in San Diego County conform with duty-to-intervene, de-escalation laws," 10 May 2021 Fancelli grew up with the rest of the Jenkins clan in Lakeland, Florida, and met her husband Mauro, a fruit and vegetable wholesaler, on a study abroad year in Florence, the local newspaper reported in 2018. Isaac Arnsdorf, ProPublica, "$17.19M," 9 May 2021 Among his many misdeeds, the newspaper reported, were suffocating victims in a vault, boiling a man in oil and poisoning wealthy women in order to seize their fortunes. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Enduring Mystery of H.H. Holmes, America’s ‘First’ Serial Killer," 7 May 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 17 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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