paperer


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pa·per

 (pā′pər)
n.
1. A material made of cellulose pulp, derived mainly from wood, rags, and certain grasses, processed into flexible sheets or rolls by deposit from an aqueous suspension, and used chiefly for writing, printing, drawing, wrapping, and covering walls.
2. A single sheet of this material.
3. One or more sheets of paper bearing writing or printing, especially:
a. A formal written composition intended to be published, presented, or read aloud; a scholarly essay or treatise.
b. A piece of written work for school; a report or theme.
c. often papers An official document, especially one establishing the identity of the bearer.
4. papers A collection of letters, diaries, and other writings, especially by one person: the Madison papers.
5. Short-term debt instruments, especially commercial paper.
6. A newspaper.
7. Wallpaper.
8. A wrapper made of paper, often with its contents: a paper of pins.
9. Slang
a. A free pass to a theater.
b. The audience admitted with free passes.
tr.v. pa·pered, pa·per·ing, pa·pers
1. To cover, wrap, or line with paper.
2. To cover with wallpaper.
3. To supply with paper.
4. Slang To issue free passes for (a theater, for example).
5. To construct (something) in haste and with little forethought: papered together a new coalition of political convenience.
adj.
1. Made of paper.
2. Resembling paper, as in thinness or flimsiness.
3. Of or relating to clerical work: paper duties.
4.
a. Existing only in printed or written form: paper profits; a paper corporation.
b. Planned but not realized; theoretical.
Phrasal Verb:
paper over
1. To put or keep out of sight; conceal: paper over a deficit with accounting gimmicks.
2. To downplay or gloss over (differences, for example), especially in order to maintain a nominal, apparent, or temporary unity.
Idioms:
in paper
With a paperback binding; as a paperback.
on paper
1. In writing or print.
2. In theory, as opposed to actual performance or fact: It is a good team on paper, but its members play poorly together.

[Middle English, from Old French papier, from Latin papȳrus, papyrus plant, papyrus paper, from Greek papūros.]

pa′per·er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paperer - one whose occupation is decorating walls with wallpaper
artisan, journeyman, artificer, craftsman - a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
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I did have one go at papering the living room but we soon had to call in a paperer.
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Big color box retailers will benefit from economies of scale and competition from home and hardware super stores wont take the gloss off, but the small painter and paperer may have to wash off the brushes and hang up the overalls.