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paper

  

      n  
1      (often plural)    certificate, deed, documents, instrument, record  
2      (plural)    archive, diaries, documents, dossier, file, letters, records  
3    blat, daily, gazette, journal, news, newspaper, organ, rag     (informal)  
4    analysis, article, assignment, composition, critique, dissertation, essay, examination, monograph, report, script, study, thesis, treatise  
5    on paper      ideally, in the abstract, in theory, theoretically  
      adj  
6    cardboard, disposable, flimsy, insubstantial, paper-thin, papery, thin  
      vb  
7    cover with paper, hang, line, paste up, wallpaper  
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paper

  
  ( papers    plural & 3rd person present)   ( papering    present participle)   ( papered    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-uncount   Paper is a material that you write on or wrap things with. The pages of this book are made of paper.  
He wrote his name down on a piece of paper for me..., She sat at the table with pen and paper., ...a sheet of pretty wrapping paper., ...a paper bag.     
2       n-count   A paper is a newspaper.  
I'll cook and you read the paper.     
3       n-count   You can refer to newspapers in general as the paper or the papers.  
the N  
You can't believe everything you read in the paper...     
4       n-plural   Your papers are sheets of paper with writing or information on them, which you might keep in a safe place at home.  
usu with poss  
Her papers included unpublished articles and correspondence.     
5       n-plural   Your papers are official documents, for example your passport or identity card, which prove who you are or which give you official permission to do something.  
usu poss N   (=identification)  
They have arrested four people who were trying to leave the country with forged papers.     
6       n-count   A paper is a long, formal piece of writing about an academic subject.  
He just published a paper in the journal Nature analyzing the fires.     
7       n-count   A paper is an essay written by a student.  
  (mainly AM)  
...the ten common errors that appear most frequently in student papers.     
    term paper  
8       n-count   A paper is a part of a written examination in which you answer a number of questions in a particular period of time.  
We sat each paper in the Hall...     
9       n-count   A paper prepared by a government or a committee is a report on a question they have been considering or a set of proposals for changes in the law.  
...a new government paper on European policy.     
    Green Paper  
    White Paper  
10       adj   Paper agreements, qualifications, or profits are ones that are stated by official documents to exist, although they may not really be effective or useful.  
ADJ n  
We're looking for people who have experience rather than paper qualifications.     
11       verb   If you paper a wall, you put wallpaper on it.  
We papered all four bedrooms...      V n  
The room was strange, the walls half papered, half painted.      V-ed  
12    If you put your thoughts down on paper, you write them down.  
on paper      phrase   PHR after v  
It is important to get something down on paper...     
13    If something seems to be the case on paper, it seems to be the case from what you read or hear about it, but it may not really be the case.  
on paper      phrase  
On paper, their country is a multi-party democracy...     
14    If you say that a promise, an agreement, or a guarantee is not worth the paper it's written on, you mean that although it has been written down and seems to be official, it is in fact worthless because what has been promised will not be done.  
not be worth the paper it is written on      phrase   Vs inflect     (disapproval)    paper over      phrasal verb   If people paper over a disagreement between them, they find a temporary solution to it in order to give the impression that things are going well.  
...his determination to paper over the cracks in his party and avoid confrontation...      V P n  


ballot paper        ( ballot papers    plural  ) A ballot paper is a piece of paper on which you indicate your choice or opinion in an election or ballot.      n-count   usu pl  
blotting paper     
Blotting paper is thick soft paper that you use for soaking up and drying ink on a piece of paper.      n-uncount  
carbon paper     
Carbon paper is thin paper with a dark substance on one side. You use it to make copies of letters, bills, and other papers.      n-uncount  
The drawing is transferred onto the wood by means of carbon paper.     
crepe paper     
Crepe paper is stretchy paper with an uneven surface. Coloured crepe paper is often used for making decorations.      n-uncount  
graph paper     
Graph paper is paper that has small squares printed on it so that you can use it for drawing graphs.      n-uncount  
greaseproof paper     
Greaseproof paper is a special kind of paper which does not allow fat or oil to pass through it. It is mainly used in cooking or to wrap food.  
  (BRIT)      n-uncount  
in AM, use wax paper     
Green Paper        ( Green Papers    plural  ) In Britain, a Green Paper is a document containing ideas about a particular subject that is published by the Government so that people can discuss them before any decisions are made.      n-count  
lavatory paper     
Lavatory paper is paper that you use to clean yourself after you have got rid of urine or faeces from your body.  
  (BRIT)  
FORMAL      n-uncount   (=toilet paper)  
in AM, use toilet paper     
paper clip        ( paper clips    plural  ) , paper-clip, paperclip   A paper clip is a small piece of bent wire that is used to fasten papers together.      n-count  
paper knife        ( paper knives    plural  ) , paper-knife   A paper knife is a tool shaped like a knife, which is used for opening envelopes.      n-count  
paper money     
Paper money is money which is made of paper. Paper money is usually worth more than coins.      n-uncount  
paper round        ( paper rounds    plural  ) A paper round is a job of delivering newspapers to houses along a particular route. Paper rounds are usually done by children before or after school.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use paper route     
paper route        ( paper routes    plural  ) A paper route is the same as a paper round.  
  (AM)      n-count  
paper shop        ( paper shops    plural  ) A paper shop is a shop that sells newspapers and magazines, and also things such as tobacco, sweets, and cards.  
  (BRIT)      n-count   (=newsagent)  
paper-thin      , paper thin  
If something is paper-thin, it is very thin.      adj  
Cut the onion into paper-thin slices...     
paper tiger        ( paper tigers    plural  ) If you say that an institution, a country, or a person is a paper tiger, you mean that although they seem powerful they do not really have any power.      n-count  
paper trail     
Documents which provide evidence of someone's activities can be referred to as a paper trail.  
  (mainly AM)      n-sing  
Criminals are very reluctant to leave a paper trail.     
position paper        ( position papers    plural  ) A position paper is a detailed report which usually explains or recommends a particular course of action.      n-count  
rice paper     
Rice paper is very thin paper made from rice plants. It is used in cooking.      n-uncount  
term paper        ( term papers    plural  ) A term paper is an essay or report which a student writes on a subject that he or she has studied during a term at a school, college, or university.  
  (AM)      n-count  
toilet paper     
Toilet paper is thin soft paper that people use to clean themselves after they have got rid of urine or faeces from their body.      n-uncount  
touch paper      , touchpaper  
If someone lights the touch paper or lights the blue touch paper, they do something which causes anger or excitement.  
  (BRIT, JOURNALISM)  
light the (blue) touch paper      phrase   V inflects  
This kind of remark is guaranteed to light the blue touch paper with some Labour politicians.     
tracing paper     
Tracing paper is transparent paper which you put over a picture so that you can draw over its lines in order to produce a copy of it.      n-uncount  
waxed paper     
Waxed paper is the same as wax paper.      n-uncount  
wax paper     
Wax paper is paper that has been covered with a thin layer of wax. It is used mainly in cooking or to wrap food.  
  (AM)      n-uncount   (=waxed paper)  
in BRIT, use greaseproof paper     
White Paper        ( White Papers    plural  ) In Britain, Australia, Canada, and some other countries, a White Paper is an official report which describes the policy of the Government on a particular subject.      n-count  
wrapping paper        ( wrapping papers    plural  ) Wrapping paper is special paper which is used for wrapping presents.      n-mass  
writing paper        ( writing papers    plural  ) Writing paper is paper for writing letters on. It is usually of good, smooth quality.      n-mass  

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Consulte también:

papery, pamper, pauper, pap

toilet papering n.
act of covering an object, such as a tree, house, or another structure with toilet paper
Syn.: TP'ing

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