paper-n; 8 Senses

Sense Number 1: manufactured wood pulp product

Commentary: PAPER[+entity][+artifact][+material][+manufactured][+from_pulp][+wood]
NOTE: usually manufactured in sheets or rolls

The copy machine is out of paper.
Take a piece of paper and write down your name and address.
She wrapped the gifts in blue paper.
I can't decide which paper would look best on my dining room walls.
There is a big plant near Savannah that makes paper.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 6

Sense Number 2: loose-paged periodical of newsprint, usually daily

Commentary: PAPER[+entity][+artifact][+document][+periodical][+news][+loose_leafed]
NOTE: news periodicals that are loose_leafed, short for 'newspaper'

He has tried to keep his name out of the papers.
There was an interesting editorial yesterday in the paper.
We subscribe to three papers and six magazines.
John always had his nose stuck in the paper at breakfast.
Use today's paper as packing material for that box of glasses.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 7

Sense Number 3: composition, essay or article of a scholastic nature

Commentary: PAPER[+entity][+artifact][+document][+composition][+scholarly]

My son had to write a paper about the Titanic for his history class.
Philip made some suggestions on the second draft of my paper.
Lisa Randall published two highly influential papers on extra dimensions.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 5

Sense Number 4: an enterprise or company that publishes newsprint

Commentary: PAPER[+entity][+organization][+enterprise][+publisher][+of_newsprint]

He started working for the local paper when he was only sixteen.
The workers at both papers are on strike this week.
A New York holding company has purchased several major city papers this year.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 5: legal documents, often with required signatures

Commentary: PAPER[+entity][+artifact][+document][+legal]

I authorized my lawyer to sign the papers at the house closing.
He stuffed the legal papers into his briefcase.
They were deported because they didn't have any papers.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2a

Sense Number 6: negotiable notes of commerce

Commentary: PAPER[+entity][+artifact][+document][+commercial][+negotiable]
NOTE: a special form of money

The commercial paper issued by that bank is not negotiable in this country.
The briefcase contained fifty thousand, twenty of it in commercial paper.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 7: in writing

Commentary: An idiom

This design looks solid, at least on paper.
On paper these stocks are worth about ten million.
His profits on paper look good at the moment, but he hasn't sold anything to realize gains.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: idiom

Sense Number 8: manufacturer of paper as a bulk commodity

Commentary: PAPER[+entity][+organization][+enterprise][+manufacturer][+of_commodity][+bulk]
NOTE: this refers to producers of paper products, not newspaper companies.

These lobbyists represent paper and lumber interests.
When paper moved out of the region, several thousand workers lost their jobs.
The German paper company was bought by an international conglomerate.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1