Definitions for copyˈkɒp i
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cop•yˈkɒp i(n.; v.)(pl.)cop•ies, for 1, 2, 7, 9 , cop•ied, cop•y•ing.
(n.)an imitation, reproduction, or transcript of an original:
a copy of a famous painting.
one of the various examples or specimens of the same book, engraving, or the like.
matter intended to be reproduced in printed form.
the text of a news story, advertisement, television commercial, or the like.
Category: Printing, Journalism
Political gossip is always good copy.
Ref: replication (def. 6). 7
Archaic. something that is to be reproduced; model.
(v.t.)to make a copy of; transcribe; reproduce.
to follow as a pattern or model; imitate.
(v.i.)to make a copy or copies.
to undergo copying:
It copied poorly.
Origin of copy:
1300–50; ME copie (< AF) < ML cōpia copy, L: abundance, means; see copious
a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record)
a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing
"she made a copy of the designer dress"; "the clone was a copy of its ancestor"
copy, written matter(noun)
matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials
material suitable for a journalistic account
"catastrophes make good copy"
copy down as is
"The students were made to copy the alphabet over and over"
imitate, copy, simulate(verb)
reproduce someone's behavior or looks
"The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings"
reproduce or make an exact copy of
"replicate the cell"; "copy the genetic information"
make a replica of
"copy that drawing"; "re-create a picture by Rembrandt"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a copy of a Picasso; to make a copy of the page
a single one of many that are exactly the same
a signed copy of his latest novel
to make a copy
They had copied my signature.; Copy the file onto disk.
to imitate what sb does; = mimic
babies copying their older siblings; Listen and copy what I say.
to write exactly the same words as sb else
students copying long paragraphs directly from the Internet
The result of copying (confer original); an identical duplication.
Please bring me the copies of those reports.
An imitation, sometimes of inferior quality.
That handbag is a copy. You can tell because the buckle is different.
The text that is to be typeset.
A gender-neutral abbreviation for copy boy
The output of copywriters, who are employed to write material which encourages consumers to buy goods or services.
The text of newspaper articles.
Submit all copy to the appropriate editor.
A school work pad.
Tim got in trouble for forgetting his maths copy.
A printed edition of a book or magazine.
Have you seen the latest copy of "Newsweek" yet?
To produce an object identical to a given object.
Please copy these reports for me
To place a copy of an object in memory for later use.
First copy the files, and then paste them in another directory.
Receive a transmission successfully.
Do you copy?
Origin: From copie, from copia, from copia, from *, from co- + ops.
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
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
to make a copy or copies; to imitate
to yield a duplicate or transcript; as, the letter did not copy well
Copy refers to written material, in contrast to photographs or other elements of layout, in a large number of contexts, including magazines, advertising, and book publishing. In advertising, web marketing and similar fields, copy refers to the output of copywriters, who are employed to write material which encourages consumers to buy goods or services. In publishing more generally, the term copy refers to the text in books, magazines, and newspapers. In books, it means the text as written by the author, which the copy editor then prepares for typesetting and printing. In newspapers and magazines, "body copy", the main article or text that writers are responsible for, is contrasted with "display copy," accompanying material such as headlines and captions, which are usually written by copy editors or sub-editors.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'copy' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2166
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'copy' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1392
Rank popularity for the word 'copy' in Nouns Frequency: #560
Rank popularity for the word 'copy' in Verbs Frequency: #697
Translations for copy
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an imitation or reproduction
That dress is a copy of one I saw at a Paris fashion show; He made eight copies of the pamphlet on the photocopier.
- نُسْخـَـه منسوخهArabic
- cópiaPortuguese (BR)
- die KopieGerman
- kopi; efterligningDanish
- jäljendus, koopiaEstonian
- تقلید؛ کپیFarsi
- prijepis, kopijaCroatian
- kopija; reprodukcija; norakstsLatvian
- kopi, reproduksjon; gjenpart; avskriftNorwegian
- تقلید؛ کپیPersian
- كاپى، نقل ، نمونه، سواد، نسخه: تقليدPashto
- posnetek, kopijaSlovenian
- kopya, suretTurkish
- 仿造品，複製品Chinese (Trad.)
- نقل، نسخہUrdu
- bản saoVietnamese
- 复制品Chinese (Simp.)
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