Meaning of PAPER in English

I. noun Etymology: Middle English papir, from Anglo-French, from Latin papyrus papyrus, ~, from Greek papyros papyrus Date: 14th century 1. a. a felted sheet of usually vegetable fibers laid down on a fine screen from a water suspension, a similar sheet of other material (as plastic), a piece of ~, 2. a piece of ~ containing a written or printed statement ; document , a piece of ~ containing writing or print, a formal written composition often designed for publication and often intended to be read aloud , a piece of written schoolwork, a ~ container or wrapper, news~ , the negotiable notes or instruments of commerce, wall~ , tickets, ~back , II. verb (~ed; ~ing) Date: 1594 transitive verb to put down or describe in writing, to fold or enclose in ~, to cover or line with ~, to fill by giving out free passes , to cover (an area) with advertising bills, circulars, or posters, intransitive verb to hang wall~, ~er noun III. adjective Date: 1594 1. made of ~, cardboard, or papier-mâché , ~y , of or relating to clerical work or written communication, existing only in theory ; nominal , admitted by free passes , finished with a crisp smooth surface similar to that of ~

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