A newspaper is a printed or online publication that provides readers with news and articles. If you want election results or even the weather, consult a local newspaper.

When you read a newspaper, you unfold sheets of paper that are printed with news articles, opinion pieces, ads, and often puzzles and comics. The very earliest version of a newspaper was carved in stone or metal in ancient Rome, providing information and announcements from the government. The first true general interest newspapers were printed in Europe in the 1700s. Sometimes the paper itself that newspapers are printed on is called newspaper too.

Definitions of newspaper
  1. noun
    a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements
    “he read his newspaper at breakfast”
    synonyms: paper
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    a newspaper that is published every day
    a newspaper or official journal
    school newspaper, school paper
    a newspaper written and published by students in a school
    rag, sheet, tabloid
    newspaper with half-size pages
    type of:
    press, public press
    the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines
  2. noun
    the physical object that is the product of a newspaper publisher
    “when it began to rain he covered his head with a newspaper
    synonyms: paper
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    type of:
    product, production
    an artifact that has been created by someone or some process
  3. noun
    a business firm that publishes newspapers
    “Murdoch owns many newspapers
    synonyms: newspaper publisher, paper
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    type of:
    publisher, publishing company, publishing firm, publishing house
    a firm in the publishing business
  4. noun
    cheap paper made from wood pulp and used for printing newspapers
    “they used bales of newspaper every day”
    synonyms: newsprint
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    type of:
    a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
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