Thesaurus

paper

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of paper

  1. being something in name or form only there's a paper boycott of that company's products that nobody seems to be honoring Synonyms formal, nominal, titularRelated Words so-called; phantom, virtual; apparent, assumed, evident, ostensible, presumed, seeming, supposedNear Antonyms actual, real, true


paper

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of paper

  1. 1 a piece of paper with information written or to be written on it handed in the correct papers Synonyms blank, document, formRelated Words instrument, writ; filing; sheet

  2. 2 a publication that appears at regular intervals we get the paper every morning Synonyms book, bulletin, diurnal, gazette, mag, magazine, newspaper, organ, journal, periodical, rag, review, serial, zineRelated Words annual, bimonthly, biweekly, daily, monthly, quarterly, semimonthly, semiweekly, triweekly, weekly, yearbook; digest, little magazine; fanzine; pictorial, slick; broadside, edition, extra, sheet, supplement, tab, tabloid; newsletter, newsmagazine, newsweekly

  3. 3 a short piece of writing done as a school exercise write a paper about your favorite author Synonyms composition, themeRelated Words article, essay, story

  4. 4 a short piece of writing typically expressing a point of view the papers written by the Founding Fathers urging adoption of the federal constitution Synonyms article, composition, essay, themeRelated Words causerie; column, commentary, editorial, feature, report, review, write-up; dissertation, thesis; tract, treatise; discourse, discussion, exposition, prolegomenon, study


Learn More about paper


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up paper? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to glide in or as if in an airplane

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!