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1paper/ˈpeɪpɚ/noun
pluralpapers
1paper
/ˈpeɪpɚ/
noun
pluralpapers
Learner's definition of PAPER  
[noncount]  : the material that is used in the form of thin sheets for writing or printing on, wrapping things, etc.
[count]  : a sheet of paper with information written or printed on it — usually plural
   b  papers [plural]  : official documents that give information about something or that are used as proof of something
[count] 
: a piece of writing usually on an academic or official subject
— see also position paper
   b  US  : a piece of writing that is done for a course at a school
— see also term paper
   c  British  : an exam or test in which students write answers to written questions
[count]  : newspaper
— see also funny papers
[count, noncount]  : paper that is used to cover or decorate the walls of a room : wallpaper

on paper

: in a written form : in writing
— used to say that something seems to be true or likely when you read or hear what is known about it but that the real situation may be different

push paper(s)

informal
: to do boring or unimportant work in an office
— see also paper pusher

put/set pen to paper

— see 1pen
2paper/ˈpeɪpɚ/adjective
2paper
/ˈpeɪpɚ/
adjective
Learner's definition of PAPER  
: made of paper
always used before a noun  : of or relating to paper
always used before a noun  : existing or shown on paper or in documents but not real
3paper/ˈpeɪpɚ/verb
paperspaperedpapering
3paper
/ˈpeɪpɚ/
verb
paperspaperedpapering
Learner's definition of PAPER  
[+ object]
: to cover (something, such as a wall) with paper

paper over

[phrasal verb]
paper (something) over or paper over (something) 
: to hide (something bad, such as differences or problems)
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