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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.
8. A wrapper made of paper, often with its contents: a paper of pins.
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.
1. Made of paper.
2. Resembling paper, as in thinness or flimsiness.
3. Of or relating to clerical work: paper duties.
a. Existing only in printed or written form: paper profits; a paper corporation.
b. Planned but not realized; theoretical.
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.
With a paperback binding; as a paperback.
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.]
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|Noun||1.||papers - writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)|
piece of writing, written material, writing - the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
preamble - a preliminary introduction to a statute or constitution (usually explaining its purpose)
ballot - a document listing the alternatives that is used in voting
brevet - a document entitling a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily (but without higher pay)
capitulation - a document containing the terms of surrender
certificate, credential, credentials, certification - a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
charter - a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights; includes the articles of incorporation and the certificate of incorporation
confession - a written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party
copyright, right of first publication - a document granting exclusive right to publish and sell literary or musical or artistic work
inclosure, enclosure - something (usually a supporting document) that is enclosed in an envelope with a covering letter
form - a printed document with spaces in which to write; "he filled out his tax form"
legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
papyrus - a document written on papyrus
political platform, political program, platform, program - a document stating the aims and principles of a political party; "their candidate simply ignored the party platform"; "they won the election even though they offered no positive program"
resignation - a formal document giving notice of your intention to resign; "he submitted his resignation as of next month"
source - a document (or organization) from which information is obtained; "the reporter had two sources for the story"
specification - (patent law) a document drawn up by the applicant for a patent of invention that provides an explicit and detailed description of the nature and use of an invention
voucher - a document that serves as evidence of some expenditure