He wiped away the blood with a paper napkin.
Under the newspaper, atop a sheet of paper, lay an envelope.
Stein rolled up the paper bag with the money inside.
It's just like the white piece of paper.
Drain on kitchen paper then sprinkle with sea salt.
Uncurl the cold Swiss roll and remove the paper.
His desk is always covered with papers.
I left all the papers in my handbag.
She gave all her historical papers to the library.
Paper is a material that you write on or wrap things with. The pages of this book are made of paper.
He wrote his name down on a piece of paper for me...
She sat at the table with pen and paper.
...a sheet of pretty wrapping paper.
...a paper bag.
A paper is a newspaper.
I might get a paper in the village...
I'll cook and you read the paper.
You can refer to newspapers in general as the paper or the papers .
You can't believe everything you read in the paper...
There's been a lot in the papers about the problems facing stepchildren.
Your papers are sheets of paper with writing or information on them, which you might keep in a safe place at home.
usu with poss
Her papers included unpublished articles and correspondence.
Your papers are official documents, for example your passport or identity card, which prove who you are or which give you official permission to do something.
usu poss N
A young Moroccan stopped by police refused to show his papers...
They have arrested four people who were trying to leave the country with forged papers.
A paper is a long, formal piece of writing about an academic subject.
He just published a paper in the journal Nature analyzing the fires.
A paper is an essay written by a student.
mainly AM 主美
...the ten common errors that appear most frequently in student papers.
A paper is a part of a written examination in which you answer a number of questions in a particular period of time.
We sat each paper in the Hall...
She finished the exam paper.
...the applied mathematics paper.
A paper prepared by a government or a committee is a report on a question they have been considering or a set of proposals for changes in the law.
...a new government paper on European policy.
Paper agreements, qualifications, or profits are ones that are stated by official documents to exist, although they may not really be effective or useful.
They expressed deep mistrust of the paper promises...
We're looking for people who have experience rather than paper qualifications.
If you paper a wall, you put wallpaper on it.
V n V-ed
We papered all four bedrooms...
We have papered this bedroom in softest grey...
The room was strange, the walls half papered, half painted.
If you put your thoughts down on paper, you write them down.
PHR after v
It is important to get something down on paper...
It was the first time I had put it all down on paper. I found it helped.
If something seems to be the case on paper, it seems to be the case from what you read or hear about it, but it may not really be the case.
On paper, I am the healthiest man alive, yet I feel permanently unwell.
The family is estimated to have been worth, on paper at least, more than £1.1billion.
If you say that a promise, an agreement, or a guarantee is not worth the paper it's written on, you mean that although it has been written down and seems to be official, it is in fact worthless because what has been promised will not be done.
Vs inflect disapproval
The public are requested not to throw waste paper in the park.
The papers forecast clear skies tomorrow.
I asked him to fetch me the evening paper.
Assemble your papers and put them in the file.
My paper consists of ten pages.
The geography paper was difficult.
The teacher demands that students should turn in their test papers within two hours.
vt. & vi.
When did your father last time paper the room?
We're papering the room.
She papered the oranges carefully.
He agreed to paper over the cracks for the period of the election.
1. a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
2. an essay (especially one written as an assignment);
- " "he got an A on his composition" "
3. a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements;
- " "he read his newspaper at breakfast" "
4. a scholarly article describing the results of observations or stating hypotheses;
- " "he has written many scientific papers" "
5. medium for written communication;
- " "the notion of an office running without paper is absurd" "
6. a business firm that publishes newspapers;
- " "Murdoch owns many newspapers" "
7. a newspaper as a physical object;
- " "when it began to rain he covered his head with a newspaper" "
1. cover with paper;
- " "paper the box" "
2. cover with wallpaper
1. made of paper;
- " "they wore paper hats at the party" "
To put or keep out of sight; conceal 隐藏：使不被看到；掩饰
paper over a deficit with accounting gimmicks.
To downplay or gloss over (differences, for example), especially in order to maintain a nominal, apparent, or temporary unity. 虚饰：掩饰或暂平息（如不同点），尤其为了维持名义上的、表面的或暂时的团结
be not worth the paper it is written on
be of no value or validity whatsoever despite having been written down 毫无价值
make the papers
be written about in newspapers and thus become famous or notorious 因上了报纸而出名
paper over the cracks
disguise problems or divisions rather than trying to solve them 掩饰分歧；掩盖问题
In writing or print. 书面上：书写或印刷形式
In theory, as opposed to actual performance or fact 理论上：在理论上，不同于真实的表现或事实
It is a good team on paper, but its members play poorly together.
composition, article, essay, paper, prose, thesis, theme, dissertation
- composition： 多指学校里老师给学生的作文练习。
- article： 多指在报刊、杂志上发表的非文艺性的文章，包括新闻报导、学术论文等。
- essay： 指任何一种非小说性的，篇幅不长、结构简练的文章，如论说文、报道、评论、讽刺性杂文等。
- paper： 正式用词，多指在学术刊物上发表或在学术会议上宣读的专题论文，也指高等学校的学期论文，或学校里的作文练习。
- prose： 专指散文。
- thesis： 既可指毕业论文、学位论文，又可指一般的为阐述学术观点而写的论文。
- theme： 一般指大学或高中生作为作业所写的篇幅有限、较完整论述某个观点的文章。也可指作品或谈话的主要论题。
- dissertation： 书面语用词，指独立研究后所写的较为详细的专题文章；也可指学位论文。
man with a paper ass
He seems like a man with a paper ass to me; don't pay him any attention.
Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French papir, from Latin papyrus 'paper-reed' (see papyrus). The verb dates from the late 16th cent