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pa·per·weight

 (pā′pər-wāt′)
n.
A small, heavy, often decorative object that is placed on loose papers to hold them down.

paperweight

(ˈpeɪpəˌweɪt)
n
a small heavy object placed on loose papers to prevent them from scattering

pa•per•weight

(ˈpeɪ pərˌweɪt)

n.
a small, heavy object placed on papers to keep them from scattering.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paperweight - a weight used to hold down a stack of paperspaperweight - a weight used to hold down a stack of papers
weight - an artifact that is heavy
Translations
ثَقَالَةُ الْوَرَقِثُقّالة الوَرَق
těžítko
brevpresserbrevvægt
paperipainoverkonpaino
pritiskivač za papire
levélnehezék
bréfapressa
ペーパーウェイト
서진
ťažidlo
brevpress
ที่ทับกระดาษ
kağıt ağırlığıkâğıt tutucu
cái chặn giấy

paperweight

[ˈpeɪpəweɪt] Npisapapeles m inv

paperweight

[ˈpeɪpərweɪt] npresse-papiers m inv

paperweight

[ˈpeɪpəˌweɪt] nfermacarte m inv

paper

(ˈpeipə) noun
1. the material on which these words are written, made from wood, rags etc and used for writing, printing, wrapping parcels etc. I need paper and a pen to write a letter; (also adjective) a paper bag.
2. a single (often printed or typed) piece of this. There were papers all over his desk.
3. a newspaper. Have you read the paper?
4. a group of questions for a written examination. The Latin paper was very difficult.
5. (in plural) documents proving one's identity, nationality etc. The policeman demanded my papers.
ˈpapery adjective
like paper. papery leaves.
ˈpaperback noun
a book with a paper cover.
adjective
paperback novels.
ˈpaper-clip noun
a small, usually metal clip for holding papers together. She attached her note to the papers with a paper-clip.
ˈpaper-knife noun
a knife used for opening envelopes etc.
paper sculpture
the art of modelling with folded paper.
ˈpaperweight noun
a small, heavy object which can be put on top of pieces of paper to keep them in place, also used as an ornament.
ˈpaperwork noun
the part of a job which consists of keeping files, writing letters etc. I spend most of my time on paperwork.

paperweight

ثَقَالَةُ الْوَرَقِ těžítko brevvægt Briefbeschwerer πρες-παπιέ pisapapeles paperipaino presse-papier pritiskivač za papire fermacarte ペーパーウェイト 서진 presse-papier brevpresse przycisk do papieru pesa-papéis, pisa-papéis пресс-папье brevpress ที่ทับกระดาษ kağıt ağırlığı cái chặn giấy 纸镇
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They will be presented with citizenship certificates and a specially designed commemorative paperweight to mark the occasion and sign a special citizenship register.
Explosive experts were called in after a paperweight gathering dust on a bookshelf turned out to be a mortar shell fuse.
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Other items include a 4-inch paperweight which can be hung on a wall, a small figurine, a large figurine, and a pair of candlesticks.