Newspaper vs Journal - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between newspaper and journal

is that newspaper is (countable) a publication, usually published daily or weekly and usually printed on cheap, low-quality paper, containing news and other articles while journal is a diary or daily record of a person, organization, vessel etc; daybook.

As verbs the difference between newspaper and journal

is that newspaper is to cover with newspaper while journal is to archive or record something.

As a adjective journal is

(obsolete) daily.

newspaper

Noun

  • (countable) A publication, usually published daily or weekly and usually printed on cheap, low-quality paper, containing news and other articles.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
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  • (uncountable, countable) A quantity of or one of the types of paper on which newspapers are printed.
  • Synonyms

    * (publication) daily (for a daily newspaper''), paper, rag (''derogatory ) * (paper on which newspapers are printed) newsprint

    Derived terms

    * newspaperdom * newspaperism

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cover with newspaper.
  • She newspapered one end of the room before painting the bookcase.
  • (transitive) To engage in the business of journalism (usually used only in the gerund, newspapering)
  • He newspapered his way through the South on the sports beat, avoiding dry towms.
  • (obsolete) to harrass in newspaper articles.
  • He was newspapered out of public life.

    Usage notes

    * The harrass sense is usually in passive constructions. 1000 English basic words

    journal

    English

    Alternative forms

    * journall (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Daily.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , I.xi:
  • his faint steedes watred in Ocean deepe, / Whiles from their iournall labours they did rest [...].

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A diary or daily record of a person, organization, vessel etc.; daybook.
  • A newspaper or magazine dealing with a particular subject.
  • (engineering) The part of a shaft or axle that rests on bearings.
  • (computing) A chronological record of changes made to a database or other system; along with a backup or image copy that allows recovery after a failure or reinstatement to a previous time; a log.
  • Derived terms

    * e-journal * journalism * journalist * academic journal * item journal * transaction journal * before image journal * after image journal * shadow server journal * mirror server journal * scientific journal * scholarly journal

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To archive or record something.
  • To scrapbook.
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