paper

/ˈpeɪpɚ/

  • Noun
  • the material that is used in the form of thin sheets for writing or printing on, wrapping things, etc.
    1. We'll need pens, glue, and some paper.
    2. Be sure to print/write the letter on good paper.
    3. She wrapped the present in pretty paper [=wrapping paper] and put a bow on the top.
    4. a sheet of paper
    5. He scribbled the number on a scrap of paper.
    6. a crumpled/torn piece of paper
    7. a pad of paper
  • a sheet of paper with information written or printed on it
    1. A pile of papers blew off the desk.
    2. She has possession of the writer's personal papers.
  • official documents that give information about something or that are used as proof of something
    1. The border guards asked to see my papers.
    2. divorce papers
    3. legal papers
  • a piece of writing usually on an academic or official subject
    1. They published a landmark paper in 1995.
    2. She presented a paper [=she delivered a speech about a written work] at the conference.
    3. a scientific paper
    4. a government paper
  • a piece of writing that is done for a course at a school
    1. He handed in a paper [=essay] about the nesting habits of birds.
    2. The teacher was busy grading papers.
  • an exam or test in which students write answers to written questions
    1. She did well on her history paper.
  • paper that is used to cover or decorate the walls of a room
    1. She picked a light green paper for the living room.
  • in a written form
    1. He finally put his ideas on paper. [=he finally wrote down his ideas]
  • to do boring or unimportant work in an office
    1. She wanted to be a pilot, but instead she ended up pushing papers in a government job.
  • made of paper
    1. a paper bag
    2. paper cups/plates [=cups/plates made of thick paper and usually designed to be used once and then thrown away]
    3. The cups/plates were paper.
  • of or relating to paper
    1. paper manufacturers
    2. a paper mill [=a mill/factory where paper is made]
  • existing or shown on paper or in documents but not real
    1. Their accounts showed lots of paper profits, but they went bankrupt anyway.
    2. paper losses
  • Verb
  • to cover (something, such as a wall) with paper
    1. paper [=wallpaper] the bedroom
  • to hide (something bad, such as differences or problems)
    1. They papered over their disagreements [=they pretended that they did not disagree] in order to convince the investors to put up the money.
    2. (chiefly Brit) We have to acknowledge these problems. We can't just paper over the cracks.

Những từ liên quan với PAPER

report, daily, stationery, journal, pad, organ, script, gazette, card, dissertation, essay, cardboard, rag, disposable, poster