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Types and forms of paper

A3

noun

a large size of paper about 16.5 inches or 420 millimetres wide and 11.5 inches or 297 millimetres long

A4

noun

a standard size of paper about 8.5 inches or 210 millimetres wide and 11.5 inches or 297 millimetres long

A5

noun

a small size of paper about 6 inches or 148 millimetres wide and 8.5 inches or 210 millimetres long

card

noun

thick stiff paper, thinner than cardboard

cardboard

noun

very stiff thick paper, used especially for making boxes

foolscap

noun

a large size of paper about 13 inches or 32.5 centimetres wide and 17 inches or 42.5 centimetres long, used for writing or for printing books

gift wrap

noun

attractive coloured paper that you use to wrap presents

page

noun

a piece of paper

paper

noun

the thin flat substance that you use for writing on or wrapping things in

pasteboard

noun

a type of thick stiff paper made of layers of paper that are pasted or pressed together

ream

noun

a measure of a quantity of paper, equal to 480 pieces

sandpaper

noun

strong paper with a rough surface that you rub against wood or metal to make it smooth

scrap paper

noun

paper that has already been used which you keep to make notes, lists etc on

scratch paper

noun

scrap paper

sheaf

noun

a large number of pieces of paper that are kept together

slip

noun

a piece of paper used for a particular purpose

ticker tape

noun

long narrow bands of paper with financial information printed on them by a special machine

tissue

noun

a type of very thin paper used for wrapping or protecting things

vellum

noun

a type of paper of high quality

wax paper

noun

greaseproof paper

wrapping paper

noun

special paper that you use for wrapping presents

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