Meaning of “wallpaper” in the English Dictionary

"wallpaper" in British English

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uk /ˈwɔːlˌpeɪ.pər/ us /ˈwɑːlˌpeɪ.pɚ/

wallpaperverb [ T ]

uk /ˈwɔːlˌpeɪ.pər/ us /ˈwɑːlˌpeɪ.pɚ/

(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 decorative paper sometimes used to cover the walls of a room instead of painting them:

[ U ] We found some beautiful wallpaper with an orange floral pattern.
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 /ˈwɔːlˌpeɪpər/ us

FINANCE, STOCK MARKET shares and bonds that have no or almost no value:

Are these certificates worth 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)