wallpaper Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “wallpaper” in the English Dictionary

"wallpaper" in British English

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uk   /ˈwɔːlˌpeɪ.pər/  us   /ˈwɑːlˌpeɪ.pɚ/

wallpaper noun (WALL)

[C or U] a ​thick, often ​decorative, ​paper used for ​covering the ​walls and sometimes ​ceilings of a ​room: a roll of wallpaper We ​thought we'd put up/​hang some wallpaper in the children's ​bedroom to make it ​brighter. I ​saw a wallpaper today that would be just ​right for the ​bathroom. We'll need some wallpaper paste and a ​bigbrush.

wallpaper noun (COMPUTER)

[U] specialized computing a ​design or ​image that you ​choose to ​appear on the desktop (= ​main)screen of ​yourcomputer

wallpaperverb [T]

uk   /ˈwɔːlˌpeɪ.pər/  us   /ˈwɑːlˌpeɪ.pɚ/
to put wallpaper on the ​walls of a ​room: We've wallpapered the ​bedrooms.
(Definition of wallpaper from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wallpaper" in American English

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wallpapernoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈwɔlˌpeɪ·pər/
a ​type of ​decorativepaper sometimes used to ​cover the ​walls of a ​roominstead of ​painting them: [U] We ​found some ​beautiful wallpaper with an ​orangefloralpattern.
verb [T]  us   /ˈwɔlˌpeɪ·pər/
We ​decided to wallpaper Annie’s ​bedroom.
(Definition of wallpaper from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"wallpaper" in Business English

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wallpapernoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈwɔːlˌpeɪpər/
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET shares and ​bonds that have no or almost no ​value: Are these ​certificatesworth anything or are they just wallpaper?
IT an ​image or ​pattern that you can ​save onto the ​screen of your ​computer: All these ​images are ​free to ​download as desktop wallpaper.
(Definition of wallpaper from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wallpaper”
in Arabic وَرَق حائط…
in Korean 벽지…
in Portuguese papel de parede…
in Catalan paper d’empaperar…
in Japanese 壁紙…
in Chinese (Simplified) 墙壁, 墙纸,壁纸…
in Turkish duvar kâğıdı…
in Russian обои…
in Chinese (Traditional) 牆壁, 牆紙,壁紙…
in Italian carta da parati…
in Polish tapeta…
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