newspaper

Definitions

  • Newspaper in the cow stable
    Newspaper in the cow stable
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n newspaper the physical object that is the product of a newspaper publisher "when it began to rain he covered his head with a newspaper"
    • n newspaper a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements "he read his newspaper at breakfast"
    • n newspaper a business firm that publishes newspapers "Murdoch owns many newspapers"
    • n newspaper cheap paper made from wood pulp and used for printing newspapers "they used bales of newspaper every day"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Letter from a small-town newspaper Letter from a small-town newspaper
THE TAMER'S TRIUMPH. READING HIS NEWSPAPER IN THE LION'S CAGE THE TAMER'S TRIUMPH. READING HIS NEWSPAPER IN THE LION'S CAGE
From Edison's Newspaper, the Grand Trunk Herald From Edison's Newspaper, the Grand Trunk Herald

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10
    • n Newspaper A sheet of paper printed and distributed, at stated intervals, for conveying intelligence of passing events, advocating opinions, etc.; a public print that circulates news, advertisements, proceedings of legislative bodies, public announcements, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the year 1790, there were two firsts in the United States; the first wholesale coffee roasting company, and the first newspaper advertisement featuring coffee.
    • n newspaper A paper containing news; a sheet containing intelligence or reports of passing events, issued at short but regular intervals, and either sold or distributed gratis; a public print, or daily, weekly, or semi-weekly periodical, that presents the news of the day, such as the doings of political, legislative, or other public bodies, local, provincial, or national current events, items of public interest on science, religion, commerce, as well as trade, market, and money reports, advertisements and announcements, etc. Newspapers may be classed as general, devoted to the dissemination of Intelligence on a great variety of topics which are of interest to the general reader, or special, in which some particular subject, as religion, temperance, literature, law, etc., has prominence, general news occupying only a secondary place. The first English newspaper is believed to be the “Weekly News,” issued in London in 1622. The beginnings of newspapers in Germany and Italy are said to reach back to the sixteenth century, although it is often stated that the oldest newspaper is the “Frankfurter Journal,” founded in 1615. In the United states “Publick Occurrences” was started in Boston in 1690, but was suppressed; the Boston “News-Letter” followed in 1704; but the oldest existing newspaper in the country is the “New Hampshire Gazette,” founded in 1756.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Southbridge, Massachusetts, makes it illegal to read books or newspapers after 8 p.m. in the streets.
    • Newspaper a paper published periodically for circulating news, &c.—the first English newspaper was published in 1622
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Quotations

  • Richard J. Daley
    Richard J. Daley
    “A newspaper is the lowest thing there is.”
  • Heinrich Heine
    Heinrich%20Heine
    “In these times we fight for ideas and newspapers are our fortress.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas%20Jefferson
    “The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing, but newspapers.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas%20Jefferson
    “The advertisements are the most truthful part of a newspaper.”
  • Norman Mailer
    Norman%20Mailer
    “Once a newspaper touches a story the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists.”
  • Arthur Miller
    Arthur%20Miller
    “A good newspaper is a nation talking to itself.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Late M. E., an imit. of Fr. nouvelles.

Usage

In literature:

I secured Richmond newspapers of the same morning, and also some items of intelligence.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
There the newspaper had been true enough.
"Cousin Henry" by Anthony Trollope
Sergeant Rahilly laid down his newspaper and his pipe.
"Lady Bountiful" by George A. Birmingham
He had read many of Gorman's newspaper articles.
"Gossamer" by George A. Birmingham
Do you mean to say you have lived in Paris a year and have never seen our names in the newspapers?
"A Son of the Immortals" by Louis Tracy
Positions for women on newspapers are varied in character.
"The Canadian Girl at Work" by Marjory MacMurchy
A significant case of this in American history is the use which Doctor von Holst made of newspaper material.
"Historical Essays" by James Ford Rhodes
Jason Philip lighted a cigar, and took the newspaper from his pocket.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
It was from here that millions of newspapers were sent, containing the hopes, the aspirations, the life of the people.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
You will tell me who you are, or I will set the newspapers on your track.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
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In poetry:

With loud and bitter voice he curs'd
Newspapers, books and all,
That weaken'd his own manhood's force,
And drove him to the wall.
"The Reading Man" by Thomas Frederick Young
Like the gaze if small children
you know all about me.
You have worn my underwear.
You have read my newspaper.
You have seen my father whip me.
You have seen my stroke my father's whip.
"The Death Baby" by Anne Sexton
A large force of police was also present there,
And in the faces of the spectators there was a pitiful air,
Yet they were orderly in every way,
And newspaper boys were selling publications without delay.
"The Burial of Mr. Gladstone" by William Topaz McGonagall
Now it bursts. Now it has been announced.
Now it is being soaked up by newspapers.
Now it is running through the streets.
The crowd has it. The woman selling carnations
And the man in the straw hat stand with it in their shoes.
"The Assassination" by Donald Justice
The news of this consperracy and villianous attempt,
I read it in a newspaper, from Italy it was sent:
It was sent from lovely Italy, where the olives they do grow,
And our holy father lives, yes, yes, while his name it is No NO.
"A Woeful New Ballad Of The Protestant Conspiracy To Take The Pope’s Life" by William Makepeace Thackeray
And Betsey, she pretended to look about the house,
But she watched my side coat pocket like a cat would watch a mouse:
And then she went to foolin' a little with her cup,
And intently readin' a newspaper, a-holdin' it wrong side up.
"How Betsey And I Made Up" by William McKendree Carleton

In news:

Merced Sun-Star executive editor Mike Tharp is in Iraq, covering the US occupation for McClatchy Newspapers' Baghdad Bureau.
The newspaper investigation started when pictures on the local National Animal Medical Care and Birth Control canisters matched ones used on more than 200 canisters seized by New Jersey officials.
Carlos Fuentes was a prolific writer -- penning novels, essays, newspaper articles, even an opera.
The uncensored nude pictures of last weekend's streaker right on the front page of The East Carolinian , which is the ECU student run newspaper.
The Editor in Chief of the East Carolinian , Caitlin Hale, has released a statement about the decision to run uncensored photos in the student run newspaper today.
This is in response to the Tyler Alive article in Wednesday, Aug 12, 2009 Newspaper.
ShareThisDuring the first week of May, layoff notices were issued to over 500 employees of Hawai`i's largest newspaper, the Honolulu Advertiser.
The newspaper industry has changed a lot during the past four years.
First published Nov 17, 1983: As I browse through the old newspapers and history books, I note that the names of certain people appear time after time as they serve their country and community in many ways.
Which newspaper did cavemen read.
Weekday mornings, retirees come to read newspapers and check stock reports.
Read expanded sports coverage daily in our newspaper or e-Edition.
Four years ago, when this newspaper endorsed his opponent for President, we warned that.
Former patrolman seeks change of venue for sex assault trial Southeastern Connecticut News, Sports, Weather and Video The Day newspaper.
The Las Cruces Bulletin, a weekly newspaper in southern New Mexico's largest city, is about to have new owners.
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In science:

Newspapers daily inform us about the strange events or accidents that happen to some of them.
Algorithmic Information Theory and Foundations of Probability
The paper was quoted by several blogs and specialized newspapers, among which the MIT blog, the New York Times and the Financial Times, and it was also awarded the IG Nobel prize 2010 for ”Management”.
The beneficial role of random strategies in social and financial systems
The shortest text category are online newspaper articles, the largest are chapters from books.
CoZo+ - A Content Zoning Engine for textual documents
The examples of such kind of Websites are the different Websites of newspapers e.g.
Quality Assurance And Integration Testing Aspects In Web Based Applications
Even though newspaper text appears to be segmented by paragraph and by headers, this segmentation is often driven by arbitrary page layout and length considerations rather than by discourse logic.
Resources for Evaluation of Summarization Techniques
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