n. A material consisting of a compacted web felting of vegetable fibers, commonly in the form of a thin, flexible sheet: used in writing, for printing, and for various other purposes.n. A piece, leaf, or sheet of this material.n. Any written or printed document or instrument, as a note, receipt, bill, invoice, bond, memorial, deed, etc.: specifically, in the plural letters, notes, memoranda, etc.: as, the private papers of Washington.n. A printed sheet of news; a newspaper; a journal.n. An essay or article; a dissertation on a special topic.n. Negotiable evidences of indebtedness, such as promissory notes, bills of exchange, etc.: used collectively: as, commercial paper; negotiable paper.n. The written or printed questions, collectively, set for an examination.n. Hangings of paper, printed, stamped, or plain; paper for covering the walls of interiors. See paper-hangings and wall-paper.n. Free passes of admission to a place of entertainment; also, the persons admitted by such passes: as, the house was filled with paper.n. A very thin, soft paper, of a faint yellowish or brownish tint, prepared from the bark of the bamboo. It is much used for fine impressions from wood-engravings, and occasionally for proofs from steel-plate engravings, etc.n. In photography, any paper that has not a glossy surface, such as that of albuminized paper.Made of paper; consisting of paper, in any sense: as, a paper box; paper currency.Appearing merely in certain written or printed statements, and not existing in reality or in tangible form: as, a paper army.To line or cover with paper, or apply paper to in any way; also, to cover with paper-hangings.To fold or inclose in paper.In book-binding, to paste the end-papers and fly-leaves at the beginning and end of (a volume), before fitting it in its covers.To treat in any way by means of paper; perform any operation on, such as some kinds of polishing, in which paper enters as a material or medium; sandpaper, or smooth by means of sandpaper.To fill, as a theater or other place of amusement, with all audience mostly admitted by paper—that is, by free passes; fill with non-paying spectators: as, the house was papered nightly during his engagement.To register; note or set down on paper.n. A sheet or piece of paper used to wrap up and carry small articles: as, a paper of nuts, a paper of soap.n. A folded paper with needles or pins stuck through it in rows: as, a paper of pins, a paper of needles.n. Sometimes applied to papier-mâché and other manufactured articles which are made with paper-pulp.n. plural Credentials.