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Newspaper Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    newspaper n
  1. a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements; "he read his newspaper at breakfast" [syn: paper]
  2. a business firm that publishes newspapers; "Murdoch owns many newspapers" [syn: paper, newspaper publisher]
  3. a newspaper as a physical object; "when it began to rain he covered his head with a newspaper" [syn: paper]
  4. cheap paper made from wood pulp and used for printing newspapers; "they used bales of newspaper every day" [syn: newsprint]
Newspaper Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Newspaper \News"pa`per\, n. A sheet of paper printed and distributed, at stated intervals, for conveying intelligence of passing events, advocating opinions, etc.; a public print that circulates news, advertisements, proceedings of legislative bodies, public announcements, etc.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Newspaper'


A newspaper is a regularly scheduled publication containing news, information, and advertising. By 2007 there were 6580 daily newspapers in the world (including 1456 in the U.S.) selling 395 million copies a day (55 million in the U.S).

General-interest newspapers typically publish stories on local and national political events and personalities, crime, business, entertainment, society and sports. Most traditional papers also feature an editorial page containing editorials written by an editor and columns that express the personal opinions of writers. Other features include display and classified advertising, comics, and inserts from local merchants.

The newspaper is typically funded by paid subscriptions and advertising.

A wide variety of material has been published in newspapers, including editorial opinions, criticism, persuasion and op-eds; obituaries; entertainment features such as crosswords, sudoku and horoscopes; weather news and forecasts; advice, food and other columns; reviews of movies, plays and restaurants; classified ads; display ads, editorial cartoons and comic strips.

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'Newspaper' in famous quotation sentence


* There was a time when the reader of an unexciting newspaper would remark, 'How dull is the world today' Nowadays he says, 'What a dull newspaper' - Daniel J. Boorstin

* Th' newspaper does ivrything f'r us. It runs th' polis foorce an' th' banks, commands th' milishy, controls th'ligislachure, baptizes th' young, marries th' foolish, comforts th' afflicted, afflicts th' comfortable, buries th' dead an' roasts thim aftherward. - Finley Peter Dunne

* Once a newspaper touches a story, the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists. - Norman Mailer


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Newspaper Sample Sentences in News


  • Newspaper distributor Connect Group H1 profit up 20 pct
    Connect Group Plc, the largest newspaper and magazine distributor in the UK, reported a rise in first-half pretax profit, helped by a strong performance at its distribution and ecommerce businesses. The ... Read more on this news related to 'Newspaper'
  • More red ink for US newspapers in latest survey
    Total newspaper industry revenue amounted to $37.59 billion in 2013, a 2.6 percent drop from $38.60 billion in 2012, according to a report released Friday by the Newspaper Association of America. The figures showed revenue from all digital sources including advertising, circulation and marketing, rose 5.8 percent and accounted for 12 percent of total industry reve Read more on this news related to 'Newspaper'
  • National newspaper editors are not, and never have been, famous
    "An old journalist told me that there was a time when people used to know the names of national newspaper editors." That was the opening line to a Spectator blog item by David Blackburn . But he has obviously been speaking to a mistaken old journalist. It just wasn't so. There has never been a time when people (by which I take him to mean the majorit Read more on this news related to 'Newspaper'

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