paper

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.