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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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To make a paperweight, Pietro placed a selection of the canes in a mould in the desired pattern and fused them within a globule of clear molten glass held by a steel rod called a pontil.
A John Ditchfield paperweight which The dome was formed by shaping the molten glass to cover the exposed canes, the magnification effect being enhanced by shaping and subsequent polishing the dome achieved by rolling it over a wet, wooden block.
Kim tried to blackmail then seduce step-son Chris then knocked him out with a paperweight, after confessing to killing his dad.
By the turn of the century, interest had waned, but in the 1950s artists like Paul Ysart and Charles Kaziun sought to rediscover the secrets to making glass weights, paving the way for hyper-realistic paperweight artists like Paul Stankard.
The quartet outmuscled their rivals in school boys mosquito (38kg), school boys light paperweight (40kg), school boys paperweight (42kg) and junior girls flyweight (50kg), respectively, in victories that more than made up for the losses of teammates Rhein Jhon Gidor and Peter John Payla in separate divisions.
More down-to-earth than a Magic 8-ball, the Decision Paperweight has an easy answer for every decision.
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QI saw a picture of a paperweight with the frog in your paper recently.
Choose a glass-based lamp, bottle-style vase, and a retro paperweight or two (they're making a comeback, don't you know).