Phone vs Paper - What's the difference?

phone | paper |

As verbs the difference between phone and paper

is that phone is while paper is to apply paper to.

As a noun paper is

a sheet material used for writing on or printing on (or as a non-waterproof container), usually made by draining cellulose fibres from a suspension in water.

As an adjective paper is

made of paper.

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(wikipedia phone)

Etymology 1

Shortening of (telephone).


(en noun)
  • A device for transmitting conversations and other sounds in real time across distances.
  • Derived terms
    * cell phone * clamshell phone * flip phone * mobile phone * phone sex * phone tag * smartphone
    See also


  • To call (someone) on the telephone.
  • Synonyms
    * call, ring, telephone
    Derived terms
    * phone it in * phone up

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • (phonetics) A speech segment that possesses distinct physical or perceptual properties, considered as a physical event without regard to its place in the phonology of a language.
  • paper


    (wikipedia paper)


  • A sheet material used for writing on or printing on (or as a non-waterproof container), usually made by draining cellulose fibres from a suspension in water.
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  • A newspaper or anything used as such (such as a newsletter or listing magazine).
  • *
  • *:"I don't want to spoil any comparison you are going to make," said Jim, "but I was at Winchester and New College." ¶ "That will do," said Mackenzie. "I was dragged up at the workhouse school till I was twelve. Then I ran away and sold papers in the streets, and anything else that I could pick up a few coppers by—except steal.."
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  • (lb) Wallpaper.
  • *
  • *:There was a neat hat-and-umbrella stand, and the stranger's weary feet fell soft on a good, serviceable dark-red drugget, which matched in colour the flock-paper on the walls.
  • (lb) Wrapping paper.
  • A written document, generally shorter than a book (white paper'', ''term paper ), in particular one written for the Government.
  • A written document that reports scientific or academic research and is usually subjected to peer review before publication in a scientific journal or in the proceedings of a scientific or academic meeting (such as a conference, a workshop or a symposium).
  • A scholastic essay.
  • (lb) Money.
  • (lb) A university course.
  • A paper packet containing a quantity of items.
  • :
  • A medicinal preparation spread upon paper, intended for external application.
  • :
  • Synonyms

    * (medium used in writing) bookfell

    Derived terms

    * abrasive paper * art paper * banana paper * blotting paper * bog paper * brown paper * butcher paper * carbon paper * chattel paper * cigarette paper * commercial paper * construction paper * * emery paper * filter paper * funny paper * graph paper * green paper * hang paper * linen paper * liquid paper * litmus paper * paper aeroplane/paper airplane * paper ballot * paper candidate * paper chase * paper chromatography * paper clip * paper currency * paper cut * paper cutter * paper fight * paper flower * paper hat * paper mill * paper money * paper nautilus * paper round * paper snowflake * paper tape * paper tiger * paper trail * paperbark * paperboard * paperknife * piece of paper * plain paper * position paper * put pen to paper * quadrille paper * rice paper * scientific paper * sheet of paper * scratch paper * soda paper * term paper * test paper * tissue paper * toilet paper * touch-paper * tracing paper * treacle paper * way out of a paper bag * white paper * wrapping paper * writing paper


  • Made of paper.
  • :
  • *
  • *:At twilight in the summeron the floor.
  • Insubstantial.
  • :
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To apply paper to.
  • to paper the hallway walls
  • To document; to memorialize.
  • After they reached an agreement, their staffs papered it up.
  • To fill a theatre or other paid event with complimentary seats.
  • As the event has not sold well, we'll need to paper the house.


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