Definition of newspaper in English:



  • 1A printed publication (usually issued daily or weekly) consisting of folded unstapled sheets and containing news, articles, advertisements, and correspondence.

    ‘all the newspapers carried the story’
    [as modifier] ‘a newspaper article’
    [mass noun] ‘she left her muddy boots on a piece of newspaper’
    • ‘These daily newspapers were the staple of the lower middle class and much of the working class.’
    • ‘Wendy had left newspapers folded to inside pages all over the dining table.’
    • ‘On display in the shop opposite was a blown up article from an international newspaper.’
    • ‘An article in a newspaper or professional journal may suggest an issue for research.’
    • ‘Nor is it a photograph, or one of those images printed in the newspapers after his death.’
    • ‘We should have more proper news in newspapers, or am I asking too much from the daily tabloid press?’
    • ‘The contents were so harrowing that even tabloid newspapers declined to print the full details.’
    • ‘For the first time in at least a decade, those areas wouldn't have their weekly newspaper.’
    • ‘No doubt newspapers and TV news bulletins are also banned in this medieval hamlet.’
    • ‘Most daily newspapers are available online and, for the most part, you can read them for free.’
    • ‘Our newspapers even print sample test papers so our pupils can study round the clock.’
    • ‘The space in newspapers given to foreign news had similarly declined over roughly the same period.’
    • ‘Apparently they were not in a position where they had seen the news or newspapers.’
    • ‘Italy is the only country in the world to have three daily newspapers devoted to sport.’
    • ‘For the first time newspapers are carrying articles which ask openly about the future of the regime.’
    • ‘A few weeks ago your newspaper reported in an article that my bicycle had been stolen.’
    • ‘Coutts has already questioned the legality of the design in a column he wrote for a daily newspaper.’
    • ‘Just how hard can it be to get a really exciting science story into a daily newspaper?’
    • ‘The Times newspaper also ran articles about a report of a massacre seven months earlier.’
    • ‘Of these, the first two are genuine and the latter three are being used by the Daily Mail to sell newspapers.’
    print, rag
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    1. 1.1The organization responsible for producing a particular newspaper.
      ‘Ms Henry joined the newspaper 10 months ago’
      • ‘Stories at newspapers go through the hands of different editors before they are printed on paper.’
      • ‘It has also won a number of awards and plaudits from trade magazines and national newspapers.’
      • ‘You might add that newspapers and broadcasters will need to raise their game, as well.’
      • ‘A responsible newspaper would not reduce this to a cheap campaign to get more readers.’
      • ‘Several newspapers produce rankings using a variety of sources for their data.’
      • ‘The votes have been subjected to several recounts by newspapers and other organizations.’
      • ‘He kept quiet on this for months, and it took a leak to a newspaper to flush him out.’
      • ‘It also reminds us of a time when newspapers and periodicals really did wield power.’
      • ‘If a newspaper wants to publish photos of our pupils then I will use my own judgement.’
      • ‘The couple have already turned down an offer from a daily newspaper to do it all again and get paid.’
      • ‘Indeed, some modern newspapers and book publishers could do with harder editors.’
      • ‘It is no surprise that the newspaper group they manage is loath to challenge this same system.’
      • ‘We don't have to be neutral - we are not a public service broadcaster or even a newspaper.’
      • ‘The whole corporate structure of the newspapers involved is incredibly complex.’
      • ‘The newspaper has been seen to drift for three months at a time when it cannot afford to do so.’
      • ‘Taylor likes to tell the story about how he once invited newspapers to join him on the Net.’
      • ‘Magazines and newspapers have caught on to the idea of celebrity like never before.’
      • ‘It owns three daily newspapers as well as the main commercial TV and radio stations.’
      • ‘Evans had attracted the headlines when he declared he wanted to buy the Daily Star newspaper.’
      • ‘The newspaper is to submit the investigation as evidence for next month's inquiry.’