Meaning of PAPER in English

PAPER

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a consultation paper/document (= a formal report on a subject that needs to be discussed )

He produced a consultation document on public transport proposals for the city.

a paper/plastic/china cup (= one made of paper etc )

All they had to drink was warm beer in plastic cups.

a plastic/polythene/paper bag

Store the beans in a paper bag in the fridge.

a test paper

The teacher began handing out the test papers.

an evening newspaper/paper

I bought an evening newspaper to read on my way home.

an exam paper

I’ve still got dozens of exam papers to mark.

an examination paper

There will be a choice of questions on the examination paper.

ballot paper

blotting paper

call-up papers

He got his call-up papers in July.

carbon paper

cartridge paper

cigarette paper

clean/blank sheet of paper (= one with no writing on it )

cotton/steel/paper etc mill

an old Victorian cotton mill

crepe paper

divorce papers (= documents concerning a divorce )

My husband refused to sign the divorce papers.

electronic paper

funny papers

graph paper

greaseproof paper

green paper

identity card/papers/documents (= documents that show who you are )

Each member of staff is issued with an identity card.

litmus paper

local paper

order paper

paper chase

paper fastener

paper girl

paper knife

paper money

paper qualifications British English often disapproving (= documents showing that you have passed exams, rather than actual experience of doing something )

We often find that paper qualifications are no guide to ability.

paper round

paper shop

paper tiger

paper towel

paper trail

The paper trail led investigators straight to the White House.

paper/wafer thin (= very thin )

Keep your voice down – the walls are paper thin.

plain paper (= paper with no lines on it )

Your essay should be written on plain paper .

position paper

put/place an advertisement in a paper/newspaper

I tried putting an advertisement for lodgers in the local paper.

recycled paper

packaging made of recycled paper

rice paper

rough paper

scrap paper

scratch paper

sheet of paper

a sheet of paper with names and numbers on it

silver paper

slip of paper

a slip of paper

spoiled ballot papers (= ones that have been marked incorrectly and so cannot be counted )

term paper

the morning paper/news (= that is published or broadcast in the morning )

The story was in all the morning papers.

toilet paper

tracing paper

walking papers

was plastered all over the papers (= was the main story in the newspapers )

The news of the wedding was plastered all over the papers .

waste paper

waxed paper

White Paper

working papers

wrapping paper

writing paper

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

blank

We must ensure Brian Wilson's blank sheet of paper is full of good ideas before too long.

Manion put the seven blank sheets of paper and the accompanying envelopes in a file folder and left for lunch.

I was then told to go away and write down my entire life history on three sheets of blank paper .

To put it simply, it is difficult to get beyond that first blank sheet of paper .

Nigel was installed in the office with a blank sheet of paper in front of him when Eleanor arrived.

You will also need blank sheets of paper of the same size, markers, and paper for students.

The figure of Robert Duvall was holding a briefcase; he glanced inside but found nothing but a sheet of blank paper .

Put the bell picture up on the wall with the blank sheet of paper next to it. 2.

brown

He was carrying a brown paper bag.

She gave him something else inside a twist of brown paper .

Packaging materials consisted mainly of greaseproof paper and brown paper bags.

The tellers began wrapping up the ballots in brown paper and masking tape.

If you are really desperate you can use ordinary brown gummed paper tape as hinges but do try and experiment first.

Dunne rolled another cigarette, running his tongue slowly along the glued edge of the brown paper .

Paint was flaking from door and window frames, cracked glass in an upstairs window was held together with paste and brown paper .

They used to keep the gate receipts in a brown paper bag.

daily

A day or two later we were enlightened - Dagbladdet is the name of the daily paper .

The Wall Street Journal boasts the largest daily paper circulation, a little less than two million.

Concentration of ownership increased both within particular media, from national daily papers to local radio, and between them.

The daily paper ran job ads.

No fewer than twenty-two countries were without any printed daily paper whatsoever.

Even the most undistinguished daily papers are now written at an estimated tenth grade level.

This means that they require more notice of events and happenings of interest than the daily papers .

Reports in the daily papers said this was legal.

greaseproof

Cover with a piece of pleated greaseproof paper and foil, and secure with string.

Packaging materials consisted mainly of greaseproof paper and brown paper bags.

Carefully remove greaseproof paper and place cake on serving plate.

Cool completely then, leaving greaseproof paper in place, renew foil, wrapping tightly.

Turn on to sheet of greaseproof paper sprinkled with icing sugar.

Strain into a bowl, cover the surface of the custard with damp greaseproof paper .

Cover with the greaseproof paper , then with foil and tie with string.

To make choux pastry: sift flour, salt and sugar on to a sheet of greaseproof paper .

local

They had done so well that the convent put photographs of the two girls in the local paper .

You can not pick up a local paper without seeing his face.

My keen enemy from the local paper was there.

Gossip columnists from the local papers wrote about them.

According to Bradford's local paper , 3 or four clubs were contacted about Gascoigne including Newcastle.

Wait till you see your picture with Petey in the local paper .

People say maturity is valuable, but most of the advertisements in our local paper ask for applicants aged 25-35.

In 1985, a local paper company suggested that Fox Valley offer training in quality and productivity for area businesses.

waste

Pitch fibre pipes are made from waste paper and other fibres soaked in pitch.

He lets waste bits of paper pile up in his room - he won't let me touch them.

These included waste reduction, paper and cardboard recycling and improving energy efficiency.

She wiped it frantically on a piece of waste paper , and threw the crumpled paper as far away as she could.

Was lying beside dustbins and boxes of waste paper , just inside the locked gates to the yard.

The success of the system depends essentially on the segregation of waste paper for separate collection.

Accumulations of waste paper are being collected and put into red polythene liners which are collected by the cleaners.

Lily put them, unhesitatingly, in the waste paper bin.

white

A strategic overview on the issue would be published in an autumn white paper .

Fewer than 100 local businesses actively recycle white business paper .

I sit high on a table with a white paper sheet on it.

When he let loose the light chain, he located himself in a scattering of white papers .

The white paper that preceded the Asylum and Immigration Act 1999 emphasised concern about illegal migration.

The little pieces of white paper inside trembled like strips of packing excelsior.

According to the white paper , the administration lacks environmental policy as well as research funding.

Part of that has to do with the whiter paper we're using.

■ NOUN

bag

If you draw a face on it, even a paper bag can be a puppet.

Once he passed by close to tears, one hand clutching his cape and the other his paper bag .

He was carrying a brown paper bag .

On average, paper bags contain 35 percent recycled paper.

The police were called, after which Bradley started to tear up the paper bags which were on the counter.

Place cooked rice sticks in a paper bag and store at room temperature until ready to use.

One night, her aunt drew a length of white chiffon out of a paper bag .

Zung accessorized his models with crumpled paper bag hats trimmed in a band of lambskin.

ballot

Also on the ballot paper was the one candidate, Lucy Courtney, for the post of senior vice-president.

Nor is it Bush's fault that some voters found certain ballot papers difficult to understand, and made two imprints.

The political party of all the candidates except the rare independents is indicated on the ballot paper .

Pupils will cast their ballot papers in mock polling booths before school and at morning break on the day.

Some 100 ballot papers were spoiled by having crosses against both Alford and Lopez.

Why did that county have that weird ballot paper ?

At this meeting, nominations will be received and ballot papers will be duplicated on the spot.

As in Ireland some voters would find the ballot paper confusing.

consultation

A second set of factors justifying legislation are adduced in the consultation paper itself.

The consultation paper refers to accountability.

The option was one of six outlined in a consultation paper on how to deal with the increasing abuses suffered by motorists.

Around 250 responses were received last year commenting on the group's initial consultation paper , and 140 of them found fault.

A preparatory public consultation paper will be issued this autumn and a more fundamental public discussion paper will be distributed next spring.

Given the subject covered by the consultation paper , we are rather concerned not to have been notified of its existence.

The government consultation paper insists that it is not gunning specifically for county or for district councils.

I add only that a consultation paper on aircraft noise, including the noise caused by leisure flying, has been released.

cup

There's a bit of a lap dissolve and the full moon becomes a paper cup viewed from above.

In a few moments the waitress returned with the paper cup and knife Miller had requested.

Hocking calculates that paper cups contain six times as much raw material by weight.

On Madison Avenue, a burly street beggar holds out a paper cup .

According to Hocking, paper cups can not be recycled because they contain chemical additives.

One cradled a paper cup of coffee in both hands, stamping his feet as if it was cold.

Nor do paper cups break down quickly if buried.

The affirmations and visualizations are like the beer filling the empty paper cup .

discussion

This discussion paper considers points made in the Review and in the working papers.

Rhone then prepared a discussion paper on the implications of the Better Communities Act for Phoenix.

But, as mentioned above, some changes have been made in the light of comments received on the discussion paper .

The points raised in this discussion paper are based on existing Age Concern policies.

A preparatory public consultation paper will be issued this autumn and a more fundamental public discussion paper will be distributed next spring.

His discussion paper on the subject had now been drafted and redrafted several times.

Following assessment of the responses to our discussion paper , we will bring forward legislation to achieve this.

Of particular interest are the discussion papers on Tourism and the Environment.

evening

His boast would also be in the later editions of the evening papers .

The evening paper here has a more accurate account.

This shake-out left only Glasgow with two evening papers .

But he looked worse than that when he saw the evening paper .

I got there first, ordered a Scotch, and opened the evening paper that I'd bought on the way.

At about eight, when it was dark, Tom went downstairs to buy the evening papers .

The second venture was a new London evening paper to challenge the Standard's monopoly.

He bought the evening papers and sat in a little restaurant a few streets away, reading them.

graph

Special types of graph paper can be useful in different circumstances.

This consisted of drawing on graph paper ten figures of slightly varying geometric size, made up of squares.

Probability graph paper exists to show the extent to which a distribution deviates from the Gaussian shape.

It is best to work out a pattern in advance and draw it out on same graph paper .

It takes a bit of time to learn to use these more specialized sorts of graph paper but it is worth the effort.

This permitted the use of arithmetic graph papers for plotting.

Sitting down with a slip of graph paper and jotting down a few ideas will help, you make sense of your thoughts.

Use the half pattern below and enlarge it on dressmaker's graph paper .

mill

The recent closures of the paper mill and the aluminium smelter at Invergordon lend weight to this argument.

Faint news of the whistle from the nearby paper mill broadcast from the hillsides.

There has been a paper mill on its site since the Tudor period.

Niklaus Andreas Lauda was born the son of a Viennese paper mill owner on 22 February 1949.

No mention was made of the fact that the New York Times had major interests in four paper mills .

Jim also works in the Donahue paper mill , the same one as Gary.

It was later converted to a paper mill .

Within a few years, the last of the Forest's paper mills ceased operations.

money

Two bags of paper money hurtled on to the road and burst open.

Digital MoneyEveryday digital cash replaces batch-mode paper money .

Gold redemption on demand for paper money was guaranteed.

The depictions on paper money and coins reinforce national icons and symbols.

The origin and development of paper money in your own country should be ascertained.

When hyperinflation strikes, everyone has paper money , but paper money is useless.

Readers should ascertain the situation regarding the convertibility of paper money in their own countries.

tissue

Her scissors move through the material like a swimmer doing crawl, among the archipelago of tissue paper .

Press the stamp firmly on to the tissue paper .

June unwrapped the flimsy tissue paper from one of the almond biscuits and rolled it carefully into a tube.

Was the fireproofing made of tissue paper ?

One small hand, the nails surrounded by gnawed raw flesh, clutched a wad of tissue paper against her seeping eye.

They were wrapped in coal-black tissue paper that rustled when she touched it.

toilet

Advertising of sanitary protection can no more mention blood than advertising of toilet paper can mention shit.

Whoever had the toilet paper to wear over the weekend must be steamed.

Will they get recycled toilet paper ?

Second example: Several years ago Johnny Carson jokingly predicted a toilet paper shortage.

Clean the bottom of the pan carefully as well as the seat, floor, etc with toilet paper or paper towels.

They never have any toilet paper .

It looked just like a sailor's hammock made out of toilet paper , cotton wool and string.

towel

Clean the bottom of the pan carefully as well as the seat, floor, etc with toilet paper or paper towels .

Preheat oven to 400 F.. Remove pheasant from marinade and pat dry with paper towels .

There I dampened some paper towels and wiped the flour off the goodies I'd removed from Flaxperson.

Remove duck and pat dry with paper towels .

Using a fish slice, transfer the cooked fritters to paper towels to drain.

The contents were then discarded, the wells were washed with the wash buffer solution and blotted on a paper towel .

Remove with a slotted utensil to paper towels to drain.

■ VERB

print

We were ready for the rush - and had printed an extra 400,000 papers .

Now imagine the information in that book has been stored in computer bits, instead of being printed on paper .

This book is printed on recycled paper .

Now you want the fourth page printed on 14-inch paper with 2-inch left and right margins.

Heirloom books elegantly bound and printed on acid-free paper so they will last for generations.

I have held very few books that are not flimsily bound, printed on cheap yellow paper that crumbles easily.

To overcome this point some companies print special paper for feature material sent out on a regular basis.

Most letters and other business documents are printed on paper 8 1 / 2 inches wide.

produce

Sykes was one of 37 scientists involved in the research that produced the paper .

No recent runaway or any person descended from those who had fled since 1660 could possibly produce such papers .

As a manager you should be much too busy to waste time on producing bits of paper .

The appraiser produced a sheaf of papers and had Harry Nelson sign every one.

It is not, of course, sufficient for a defendant to simply produce mountains of irrelevant paper in defence.

The borough brought in a group of consultants to produce topic papers on twelve of the major areas affected by abolition.

Kirov had used his services before, to produce false papers , touch up prints or produce blow-ups from microfilm.

To produce these pictures the paper must be fairly tough if they are to be kept.

publish

Despite the hostile reaction, Prusiner continued his research, publishing papers and giving lectures that some called near-religious experiences.

Our target is to publish original papers within eight weeks of final acceptance.

Each year they publish 60 papers , which amount to about $ 10, 000 a paper.

He will not reveal details of his method of preservation until he has published a scientific paper on the matter.

Bennett publishes papers and his teaching career takes off.

This journal has a long and distinguished history, publishing mainly shorter papers on a wide spread of subjects.

As well as investigating the activities of individual authorities, it publishes papers which compare practice and offer suggestions for improvement.

read

Down the block the neighborhood dead-ended in abandoned farmland that Mami read in the local paper the developers were negotiating to buy.

In 1945 most people read a broadsheet paper - four populars and the two qualities, compared with two tabloids.

Drink my coffee... Read my paper ...

I am sure you read the papers and know the stories.

One grunt in the Far East read one of my papers .

But Conservative and Labour partisans who disagreed about the bias in their daily papers were reading different papers.

I read those papers you wrote.

wrap

There were boxes in the corner containing brand new gear still wrapped in stiff greaseproof paper and not yet assembled for use.

Leftovers can be wrapped in freezer paper and frozen for as long as a month.

He wrapped the prescription paper round it and started the engine.

Whereas they used to wrap food in waxed paper , now they used Tupperware.

In the end George ate all of his, but Libby faithfully saved a few and wrapped them in a paper bag.

The bedroom floor was littered with wrapping papers .

It had been wrapped in tissue paper , like a treasure.

I remember he gave me a piece of toffee wrapped in silver paper .

write

He was lightly wounded at Detroit and wrote papers on ethnography, as well as collecting specimens wherever his career sent him.

Passengers were offered a map of the route, postcards of places along the way, and writing paper .

For some people it can be enormously helpful just to write things down on paper .

Paul Emerson and Steve Lindsay wrote the paper , which all investigators edited.

A veteran of four deployments, Shuart listed such items as exercise gear and extra writing paper and envelopes.

All investigators participated in writing the paper .

She wrote a one-page paper on preventative medicine, another on how stuffed animals were made.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

commit sth to paper

But there is a limit to which governments at any level wish to, or can, commit policies to paper.

The dynamic is lost in the process of committing them to paper.

The writer appeared to have been so anxious to commit the message to paper that the conventional opening had been dispensed with.

Unlike many top executives, he doesn't believe in committing thorny issues to paper.

give sb their walking papers

headed notepaper/paper

Even if, in this instance, the mistake appears on the committee's headed notepaper.

On Gordon's desk was a pile of headed notepaper.

Other Railfreight assets from office buildings to headed notepaper also received the appropriate embellishments.

Press releases should be eye-catching and on boldly headed paper.

The letter is on headed notepaper.

They agreed to this and even gave him their headed notepaper to use in ordering.

This appears automatically on the bottom of your email, like headed notepaper.

make the papers/headlines/front page etc

And the story made the front pages.

Not surprisingly, the story made the front page of the New York Times and many other papers.

Print reporters know their stories stand a better chance of making the front page.

office/paper/delivery etc boy

And he'd send messages back through his delivery boy !

Even little office boys dressed as though they were running the country.

He opened a flower shop but spends most of his time working as a delivery boy .

One container held around thirty dollars in change and small bills, handy for tipping delivery boys , I suppose.

Perhaps he had just been a delivery boy .

Policeman, judge, delivery boy , priest, referee, commissionaire.

The restaurant delivery boy rode skillfully up on his bike.

put/set pen to paper

And striker Geoff Ferris is likely to put pen to paper for 12 months.

Good old-fashioned motives for putting pen to paper.

He then put pen to paper, and soon a stream of adjectives was flowing.

I had written a very fine book in my head before arriving, without setting pen to paper.

I have put pen to paper sparingly, aware that pictures speak louder than words.

In February of 1942 and again in May of that year he had put pen to paper and logged his past.

So if you are fun-loving and open-minded, put pen to paper.

So why not put pen to paper and win a wardrobe of fashions.

sister paper/publication/company etc

And our sister paper the Sunday Mirror revealed yesterday she had given 37-year-old Bryan a room there.

At any rate, the most prominent critic was Nick Seitz, the editorial director of Golf Digest and its sister publications.

Journalists on our sister paper, the Liverpool Echo, also won awards yesterday.

Our sister company, the Snakes, made the first assault in the morning and received very little opposition.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Today's paper is over on the coffee table.

When is your sociology paper due?

Why don't you put an ad in the paper ?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Anyway, any publicity you can give Autumnola in your paper would be very welcome.

His hand moved automatically to take a familiar paper of Rome.

Natural fabrics like silk and wool on a paper backing are used to give the velvety finish in traditional flocks.

Ryan Tate said the heist represents the seventh time the free paper has been stolen from news racks since November 1996.

Sizing is added to make the paper less absorbent.

Stephen took the local paper with him into his study.

The desk, with a green leather inset, is always clear of papers.

There was a big newsstand behind the policemen, and he thought of buying a paper .

II. adjective

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

commit sth to paper

But there is a limit to which governments at any level wish to, or can, commit policies to paper.

The dynamic is lost in the process of committing them to paper.

The writer appeared to have been so anxious to commit the message to paper that the conventional opening had been dispensed with.

Unlike many top executives, he doesn't believe in committing thorny issues to paper.

give sb their walking papers

make the papers/headlines/front page etc

And the story made the front pages.

Not surprisingly, the story made the front page of the New York Times and many other papers.

Print reporters know their stories stand a better chance of making the front page.

office/paper/delivery etc boy

And he'd send messages back through his delivery boy !

Even little office boys dressed as though they were running the country.

He opened a flower shop but spends most of his time working as a delivery boy .

One container held around thirty dollars in change and small bills, handy for tipping delivery boys , I suppose.

Perhaps he had just been a delivery boy .

Policeman, judge, delivery boy , priest, referee, commissionaire.

The restaurant delivery boy rode skillfully up on his bike.

put/set pen to paper

And striker Geoff Ferris is likely to put pen to paper for 12 months.

Good old-fashioned motives for putting pen to paper.

He then put pen to paper, and soon a stream of adjectives was flowing.

I had written a very fine book in my head before arriving, without setting pen to paper.

I have put pen to paper sparingly, aware that pictures speak louder than words.

In February of 1942 and again in May of that year he had put pen to paper and logged his past.

So if you are fun-loving and open-minded, put pen to paper.

So why not put pen to paper and win a wardrobe of fashions.

sister paper/publication/company etc

And our sister paper the Sunday Mirror revealed yesterday she had given 37-year-old Bryan a room there.

At any rate, the most prominent critic was Nick Seitz, the editorial director of Golf Digest and its sister publications.

Journalists on our sister paper, the Liverpool Echo, also won awards yesterday.

Our sister company, the Snakes, made the first assault in the morning and received very little opposition.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a paper cup

III. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

over

No - they were wallpapering, and I was the wall - they were papering over me.

It's papering over huge cracks.

Conversely, if you have been papering over the cracks of a relationship these same eclipses will seek them out.

This is a useful Bill, but it papers over only one crack.

That failure will most likely be papered over with creative accounting, shifting definitions of carbon sinks, and so on.

The original entrance foyer on the main road behind the square was barred and boarded and papered over with layers of handbills.

This has not only exposed the underlying differences between Likud and Labour which the initiative papered over .

■ NOUN

crack

It's papering over huge cracks .

Conversely, if you have been papering over the cracks of a relationship these same eclipses will seek them out.

The private finance initiative has not papered over the cracks , although it has lined plenty of pockets.

This is a useful Bill, but it papers over only one crack .

There seems to be a rush to get on and we're papering cracks .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

give sb their walking papers

headed notepaper/paper

Even if, in this instance, the mistake appears on the committee's headed notepaper.

On Gordon's desk was a pile of headed notepaper.

Other Railfreight assets from office buildings to headed notepaper also received the appropriate embellishments.

Press releases should be eye-catching and on boldly headed paper.

The letter is on headed notepaper.

They agreed to this and even gave him their headed notepaper to use in ordering.

This appears automatically on the bottom of your email, like headed notepaper.

office/paper/delivery etc boy

And he'd send messages back through his delivery boy !

Even little office boys dressed as though they were running the country.

He opened a flower shop but spends most of his time working as a delivery boy .

One container held around thirty dollars in change and small bills, handy for tipping delivery boys , I suppose.

Perhaps he had just been a delivery boy .

Policeman, judge, delivery boy , priest, referee, commissionaire.

The restaurant delivery boy rode skillfully up on his bike.

put/set pen to paper

And striker Geoff Ferris is likely to put pen to paper for 12 months.

Good old-fashioned motives for putting pen to paper.

He then put pen to paper, and soon a stream of adjectives was flowing.

I had written a very fine book in my head before arriving, without setting pen to paper.

I have put pen to paper sparingly, aware that pictures speak louder than words.

In February of 1942 and again in May of that year he had put pen to paper and logged his past.

So if you are fun-loving and open-minded, put pen to paper.

So why not put pen to paper and win a wardrobe of fashions.

sister paper/publication/company etc

And our sister paper the Sunday Mirror revealed yesterday she had given 37-year-old Bryan a room there.

At any rate, the most prominent critic was Nick Seitz, the editorial director of Golf Digest and its sister publications.

Journalists on our sister paper, the Liverpool Echo, also won awards yesterday.

Our sister company, the Snakes, made the first assault in the morning and received very little opposition.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Actually I am papering the fridge with rules; you can no longer tell its color.

It's papering over huge cracks.

It was she who papered our rooms and did the painting.

No - they were wallpapering, and I was the wall - they were papering over me.

One day she happened into his office, only to discover an entire wall of it papered with inspirational quotes.

Panels can be painted, papered or purchased in pre-decorated finishes to simulate anything from tiles to woodgrain.

Sybil papered the loo with that article and others.

When Hammaker returned to the Giants' locker room, the walls were papered with stories about his debacle.

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