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[nooz-pey-per, nyooz-, noos-, nyoos-] /ˈnuzˌpeɪ pər, ˈnyuz-, ˈnus-, ˈnyus-/
a publication issued at regular and usually close intervals, especially daily or weekly, and commonly containing news, comment, features, and advertising.
a business organization publishing such a publication.
a single issue or copy of such a publication.
1660-70; news + paper
Related forms
newspaperdom, noun
newspaperish, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for newspapers
  • In his latter years as a cricketer, he has written for a number of newspapers.
  • Many newspapers, meanwhile, declared the anarchist movement responsible for the murder.
  • Other newspapers were not closed, but were extensively censored.
  • The disaster was widely reported on the front pages of newspapers across the country.
  • Press, type, and newspapers were dragged into the street and burned.
  • Newsagent strictly a shop owner or shop that sells newspapers, usu.
  • Publishing is a process for producing books, magazines, newspapers, etc.
  • It published newspapers and magazines and tried to create awareness among people.
  • Several underground or alternative newspapers are produced in the city of asheville.
  • This rivality was really building from the people of the newspapers and the fans.
British Dictionary definitions for newspapers


  1. a weekly or daily publication consisting of folded sheets and containing articles on the news, features, reviews, and advertisements Often shortened to paper
  2. (as modifier): a newspaper article
a less common name for newsprint
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for newspapers



1660s, though the thing itself is older (see gazette); from news (n.) + paper (n.).

[T]he newspaper that drops on your doorstep is a partial, hasty, incomplete, inevitably somewhat flawed and inaccurate rendering of some of the things we have heard about in the past twenty-four hours -- distorted, despite our best efforts to eliminate gross bias, by the very process of compression that makes it possible for you to lift it from the doorstep and read it in about an hour. If we labeled the product accurately, then we could immediately add: But it's the best we could do under the circumstances, and we will be back tomorrow with a corrected and updated version. [David Broder, Pulitzer Prize acceptance speech, 1973]

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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