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PA'PER, n. [L. papyrus, the name of an Egyptian plant, from which was made a kind of paper.]

1. A substance formed into thin sheets on which letters and figures are written or printed. Paper is made of different materials; but among us it is usually made of linen or cotton rags. A fine paper is made of silk, particularly for bank-notes,which require to be very thin.

2. A piece of paper.

3. A single sheet printed or written; as a daily paper; a weekly paper; a periodical paper; referring to essays, journals,newspapers, &c.

4. Any written instrument, whether note, receipt, bill, invoice, bond, memorial, deed, and the like. The papers lie on the speaker's table.

They brought a paper to me to be signed.

5. A promissory note or notes or a bill of exchange; as negotiable paper.

6. Hangings printed or stamped; paper for covering the walls of rooms.

PA'PER, a. Made of paper; consisting of paper.

1. Thin; slight; as a paper wall.

PA'PER, v.t. To cover with paper; to furnish with paper hangings; as, to paper a room or a house.

1. To register. [Not used.]

2. To fold or inclose in paper.



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PA'PER, n. [L. papyrus, the name of an Egyptian plant, from which was made a kind of paper.]

1. A substance formed into thin sheets on which letters and figures are written or printed. Paper is made of different materials; but among us it is usually made of linen or cotton rags. A fine paper is made of silk, particularly for bank-notes,which require to be very thin.

2. A piece of paper.

3. A single sheet printed or written; as a daily paper; a weekly paper; a periodical paper; referring to essays, journals,newspapers, &c.

4. Any written instrument, whether note, receipt, bill, invoice, bond, memorial, deed, and the like. The papers lie on the speaker's table.

They brought a paper to me to be signed.

5. A promissory note or notes or a bill of exchange; as negotiable paper.

6. Hangings printed or stamped; paper for covering the walls of rooms.

PA'PER, a. Made of paper; consisting of paper.

1. Thin; slight; as a paper wall.

PA'PER, v.t. To cover with paper; to furnish with paper hangings; as, to paper a room or a house.

1. To register. [Not used.]

2. To fold or inclose in paper.

PA'PER, a.

  1. Made of paper; consisting of paper.
  2. Thin; slight; as, a paper wall. – Burnet.

PA'PER, n. [Fr. papier; It. papiro; Port. and Sp. papel; D. and G. papier; W. papyr; Gr. παπυρος; L. papyrus, the name of an Egyptian plant, from which was made a kind of paper. This word is said to be formed from παω, to feed, and πυρ, fire, from the use of the plant as fuel. Elmes. Qu.]

  1. A substance formed into thin sheets on which letters and figures are written or printed. Paper is made of different materials; but among us it is usually made of linen or cotton rags. A fine paper is made of silk, particularly for bank-notes, which require to be very thin.
  2. A piece of paper. – Locke.
  3. A single sheet printed or written; as, a daily paper; a weekly paper; a periodical paper; referring to essays, journals, newspapers, &c.
  4. Any written instrument, whether note, receipt, bill, invoice, bond, memorial, deed, and the like. The papers lie on the Speaker's table. They brought a paper to me to be signed. – Dryden.
  5. A promissory note or notes or a bill of exchange; as, negotiable paper. – Kent.
  6. Hangings printed or stamped; paper for covering the walls of rooms.

PA'PER, v.t.

  1. To cover with paper; to furnish with paper hangings; as, to paper a room or a house.
  2. To register. [Not used.] – Shak.
  3. To fold or inclose in paper.

Pa"per
  1. A substance in the form of thin sheets or leaves intended to be written or printed on, or to be used in wrapping. It is made of rags, straw, bark, wood, or other fibrous material, which is first reduced to pulp, then molded, pressed, and dried.
  2. Of or pertaining to paper; made of paper; resembling paper; existing only on paper; unsubstantial; as, a paper box; a paper army.
  3. To cover with paper] to furnish with paper hangings; as, to paper a room or a house.
  4. A sheet, leaf, or piece of such substance.
  5. To fold or inclose in paper.
  6. A printed or written instrument; a document, essay, or the like; a writing; as, a paper read before a scientific society.

    They brought a paper to me to be signed. Dryden.

  7. To put on paper; to make a memorandum of.

    [Obs.]
  8. A printed sheet appearing periodically; a newspaper; a journal; as, a daily paper.
  9. Negotiable evidences of indebtedness; notes; bills of exchange, and the like; as, the bank holds a large amount of his paper.
  10. Decorated hangings or coverings for walls, made of paper. See Paper hangings, below.
  11. A paper containing (usually) a definite quantity; as, a paper of pins, tacks, opium, etc.
  12. A medicinal preparation spread upon paper, intended for external application; as, cantharides paper.

    * Paper is manufactured in sheets, the trade names of which, together with the regular sizes in inches, are shown in the following table. But paper makers vary the size somewhat.

    In the manufacture of books, etc., a sheet, of whatever size originally, is termed, when folded once, a folio; folded twice, a quarto, or 4to; three times, an octavo, or 8vo; four times, a sextodecimo, or 16mo; five times, a 32mo; three times, with an offcut folded twice and set in, a duodecimo, or 12mo; four times, with an offcut folded three times and set in, a 24mo.

    * Paper is often used adjectively or in combination, having commonly an obvious signification; as, paper cutter or paper-cutter; paper knife, paper-knife, or paperknife; paper maker, paper-maker, or papermaker; paper mill or paper-mill; paper weight, paper-weight, or paperweight, etc.

    Business paper, checks, notes, drafts, etc., given in payment of actual indebtedness; -- opposed to accommodation paper. -- Fly paper, paper covered with a sticky preparation, -- used for catching flies. -- Laid paper. See under Laid. -- Paper birch (Bot.), the canoe birch tree (Betula papyracea). -- Paper blockade, an ineffective blockade, as by a weak naval force. -- Paper boat (Naut.), a boat made of water-proof paper. -- Paper car wheel (Railroad), a car wheel having a steel tire, and a center formed of compressed paper held between two plate- iron disks. Forney. -- Paper credit, credit founded upon evidences of debt, such as promissory notes, duebills, etc. -- Paper hanger, one who covers walls with paper hangings. -- Paper hangings, paper printed with colored figures, or otherwise made ornamental, prepared to be pasted against the walls of apartments, etc.; wall paper. -- Paper house, an audience composed of people who have come in on free passes. [Cant] -- Paper money, notes or bills, usually issued by government or by a banking corporation, promising payment of money, and circulated as the representative of coin. -- Paper mulberry. (Bot.) See under Mulberry. -- Paper muslin, glazed muslin, used for linings, etc. -- Paper nautilus. (Zoöl.) See Argonauta. -- Paper reed (Bot.), the papyrus. - - Paper sailor. (Zoöl.) See Argonauta. -- Paper stainer, one who colors or stamps wall paper. De Colange. -- Paper wasp (Zoöl.), any wasp which makes a nest of paperlike material, as the yellow jacket. -- Paper weight, any object used as a weight to prevent loose papers from being displaced by wind, or otherwise. -- Parchment paper. See Papyrine. -- Tissue paper, thin, gauzelike paper, such as is used to protect engravings in books. -- Wall paper. Same as Paper hangings, above. -- Waste paper, paper thrown aside as worthless or useless, except for uses of little account. -- Wove paper, a writing paper with a uniform surface, not ribbed or watermarked.

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PA'PER, noun [Latin papyrus, the name of an Egyptian plant, from which was made a kind of paper ]

1. A substance formed into thin sheets on which letters and figures are written or printed. paper is made of different materials; but among us it is usually made of linen or cotton rags. A fine paper is made of silk, particularly for bank-notes, which require to be very thin.

2. A piece of paper

3. A single sheet printed or written; as a daily paper; a weekly paper; a periodical paper; referring to essays, journals, newspapers, etc.

4. Any written instrument, whether note, receipt, bill, invoice, bond, memorial, deed, and the like. The papers lie on the speaker's table.

They brought a paper to me to be signed.

5. A promissory note or notes or a bill of exchange; as negotiable paper

6. Hangings printed or stamped; paper for covering the walls of rooms.

PA'PER, adjective Made of paper; consisting of paper

1. Thin; slight; as a paper wall.

PA'PER, verb transitive To cover with paper; to furnish with paper hangings; as, to paper a room or a house.

1. To register. [Not used.]

2. To fold or inclose in paper

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

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