Definition and Meanings for copy
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Part of Speech of copy
noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb
Etymology of copy
Meaning of copy
- 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.