Definition and Meanings for copy

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Copy is ranked 0 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of copy

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of copy

f. copie, fr. l. copia abundance, number, ll. also, a transcript; co- + the root of opes riches. see opulent, and cf. copious cf. f. copir, fr. ll. copiare. see copy, n.pos

Meaning of copy


as noun

  • an abundance or plenty of anything.
  • an imitation, transcript, or reproduction of an original work; as, a copy of a letter, an engraving, a painting, or a statue.
  • an individual book, or a single set of books containing the works of an author; as, a copy of the bible; a copy of the works of addison.
  • that which is to be imitated, transcribed, or reproduced; a pattern, model, or example; as, his virtues are an excellent copy for imitation.
  • manuscript or printed matter to be set up in type; as, the printers are calling for more copy.
  • a writing paper of a particular size. same as bastard. see under paper.
  • copyhold; tenure; lease.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun

  • to make a copy or copies of; to write; print, engrave, or paint after an original; to duplicate; to reproduce; to transcribe; as, to copy a manuscript, inscription, design, painting, etc.; -- often with out, sometimes with off.
  • to imitate; to attempt to resemble, as in manners or course of life.

as intransitive verb

  • to make a copy or copies; to imitate.
  • to yield a duplicate or transcript; as, the letter did not copy well.
  • No antonyms for copy

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