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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Newspaper'

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

  • Pro-independence newspaper sales up
    The Sunday Herald, the only major Scottish newspaper to come out in favour of independence, enjoys a slight rise in sales, according to official figures. Read more on this news related to 'Newspaper'
  • Western University newspaper under fire for article on dating TAs
    Critics are calling an article published in Western University's student newspaper a guide to sexual harassment, after giving a step-by-step list of ways to date a teaching assistant.  "The London Abused Women's Centre has worked with Western University for many, many years in promoting safe space for students, faculty and staff and this just flies i Read more on this news related to 'Newspaper'
  • Western University newspaper apologizes for offensive frosh week issue
    The University of Western Ontario's student newspaper has apologized for articles in its Frosh Issue that critics say encouraged sexual harassment and promoted drug use and excessive drinking.  The editorial board of the Gazette initially refused to apologize for the articles.  "In publishing articles that appeared to promote excessive drinking, drug Read more on this news related to 'Newspaper'

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