Let's Compare Newspaper and Tabloid


A newspaper is a scheduled publication containing news of current events, informative articles, diverse features, editorials, and advertising.

newspaper n 1: a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements; "he read his newspaper at breakfast" [syn: {paper}] 2: a business firm that publishes newspapers; "Murdoch owns many newspapers" [syn: {paper}, {newspaper publisher}] 3: a newspaper as a physical object; "when it began to rain he covered his head with a newspaper" [syn: {paper}] 4: cheap paper made from wood pulp and used for printing newspapers; "they used bales of newspaper every day" [syn: {newsprint}]

43 Moby Thesaurus words for "newspaper": advice, broadcast journalism, daily, daily newspaper, extra, extra edition, gazette, information, intelligence, journalism, magazine, national newspaper, neighborhood newspaper, news, news agency, news medium, news service, newsiness, newsletter, newsmagazine, newspaper of record, newsworthiness, organ, paper, periodical, press association, radio, rag, reportage, review, sheet, special, special edition, tabloid, telegraph agency, television, the fourth estate, the press, tidings, weekly, weekly newspaper, wire service, word

Newspaper \News"pa`per\, n. A sheet of paper printed and distributed, at stated intervals, for conveying intelligence of passing events, advocating opinions, etc.; a public print that circulates news, advertisements, proceedings of legislative bodies, public announcements, etc. [1913 Webster]


A tabloid is a newspaper with compact page size smaller than broadsheet, although there is no standard for the precise dimensions of the tabloid newspaper format.

tabloid n 1: sensationalist journalism [syn: {yellow journalism}, {tab}] 2: newspaper with half-size pages [syn: {rag}, {sheet}]

39 Moby Thesaurus words for "tabloid": daily, daily newspaper, even, extra, extra edition, flat, flattened, flush, gazette, homaloidal, horizontal, level, livid, lurid, national newspaper, neighborhood newspaper, news, newspaper, newspaper of record, paper, plain, plane, rag, rolled, sensationalistic, sheet, smooth, smoothed out, smoothened, special, special edition, squashed, squashed flat, sultry, tabular, trodden, trodden flat, weekly, weekly newspaper

Tabloid \Tab"loid\ (t[a^]b"loid), a. 1. Compressed or condensed, as into a tabloid; administrated in or as in tabloids, or small condensed bits; as, a tabloid form of imparting information. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. of or pertaining to a tabloid newspaper or the type of story typically contained in one, such as lurid or sensationalistic stories of scandal, crime, or violence. [PJC]

Tabloid \Tab"loid\, n. [A table-mark.] 1. A compressed portion of one or more drugs or chemicals, or of food, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. a newspaper with pages about half the size of a standard-sized newspaper, especially one that has relatively short or condensed articles and a large porortion of pictorial matter. [PJC]

Data Sources:

  • newspaper: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • newspaper: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • newspaper: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • tabloid: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • tabloid: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • tabloid: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • tabloid: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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