What does clone mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ringer, dead ringer, clone(noun)

    a person who is almost identical to another

  2. clone, clon(noun)

    a group of genetically identical cells or organisms derived from a single cell or individual by some kind of asexual reproduction

  3. knockoff, clone(verb)

    an unauthorized copy or imitation

  4. clone(verb)

    make multiple identical copies of

    "people can clone a sheep nowadays"


  1. clone(n.)

    (Biol.) an individual organism containing a genetic complement identical to that of another organism, produced by using the genetic material from the second animal in a non-sexual reproduction process.

  2. clone(n.)

    something virtually identical to another object.

  3. clone(v. t.)

    (Biochem.) to make large quantities of a segment of DNA by inserting it, using biochemical techniques, into the DNA of a microorganism, and growing that microorganism in large numbers; as, to clone the gene for growth hormone.


  1. clone(Noun)

    A living organism (originally a plant) produced asexually from a single ancestor, to which it is genetically identical.

  2. clone(Noun)

    A copy or imitation of something already existing, especially when designed to simulate it.

  3. clone(Noun)

    A group of identical cells derived from a single cell.

  4. clone(Verb)

    To create a clone.


  1. Clone

    Clone is the first studio album from Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon. It was released on October 8, 2002, and features the duo performing acoustic originals and cover songs on a variety of instruments.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. clone

    1. An exact duplicate: “Our product is a clone of their product.” Implies a legal reimplementation from documentation or by reverse-engineering. Also connotes lower price. 2. A shoddy, spurious copy: “Their product is a clone of our product.” 3. A blatant ripoff, most likely violating copyright, patent, or trade secret protections: “Your product is a clone of my product.” This use implies legal action is pending. 4. [obs] PC clone: a PC-BUS/ISA/EISA/PCI-compatible 80x86-based microcomputer (this use is sometimes spelled klone or PClone). These invariably have much more bang for the buck than the IBM archetypes they resemble. This term fell out of use in the 1990s; the class of machines it describes are now simply PCs or Intel machines. 5. [obs.] In the construction Unix clone: An OS designed to deliver a Unix-lookalike environment without Unix license fees, or with additional ‘mission-critical’ features such as support for real-time programming. Linux and the free BSDs killed off this product category and the term with it. 6. v. To make an exact copy of something. “Let me clone that” might mean “I want to borrow that paper so I can make a photocopy” or “Let me get a copy of that file before you mung it”.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clone in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Yoda:

    Begun this Clone War has.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Better be clown than be clone

  3. Matteo Salvini:

    Boldrini's clone is here on the stage.

  4. Tatiana Maslany:

    We like to push the boundaries of what we're able to do and the limits of those clone scenes, so, yes, you'll definitely see more complex clone work this season and that's just because we're getting more comfortable with the technology and we're excited by getting to sort of further complicate things.

  5. Omar Zamora:

    They’re actually pretty bare and about as high as Border Patrol agents get the vehicle, because Border Patrol agents do go off road. in the 18 years that I’ve been in Border Patrol in Laredo, we’ve seen UPS, FedEx trucks, Time Warner trucks, any kind of clones. Any business you can think of. The smugglers are trying to clone it to avoid law enforcement detection.

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