wall-paper

wallpaper

[wawl-pey-per]
noun
1.
paper, usually with printed decorative patterns in color, for pasting on and covering the walls or ceilings of rooms, hallways, etc.
2.
any fabric, foil, vinyl material, etc., used as a wall or ceiling covering.
verb (used with object)
3.
to put wallpaper on (a wall, ceiling, etc.) or to furnish (a room, house, etc.) with wallpaper.

Origin:
1820–30; wall + paper

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wallpaper (ˈwɔːlˌpeɪpə)
 
n
1.  paper usually printed or embossed with designs for pasting onto walls and ceilings
2.  a.  something pleasant but bland which serves as an unobtrusive background
 b.  (as modifier): wallpaper music
3.  computing a graphics file that can be displayed in certain applications behind or around the main dialogue boxes, working display areas, etc, for decoration
 
vb
4.  to cover (a surface) with wallpaper

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wallpaper definition


  1. n.
    worthless checks. (Underworld.) : The feds followed a trail of wallpaper from St. Louis to San Francisco and made the pinch.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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