What does copper mean?

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ˈkɒp ərcop·per

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. copper, Cu, atomic number 29noun

    a ductile malleable reddish-brown corrosion-resistant diamagnetic metallic element; occurs in various minerals but is the only metal that occurs abundantly in large masses; used as an electrical and thermal conductor

  2. coppernoun

    a copper penny

  3. bull, cop, copper, fuzz, pignoun

    uncomplimentary terms for a policeman

  4. copper, copper colornoun

    a reddish-brown color resembling the color of polished copper

  5. copperverb

    any of various small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae having coppery wings

  6. copperverb

    coat with a layer of copper

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coppernoun

    a common metal of a reddish color, both ductile and malleable, and very tenacious. It is one of the best conductors of heat and electricity. Symbol Cu. Atomic weight 63.3. It is one of the most useful metals in itself, and also in its alloys, brass and bronze

    Etymology: [OE. coper (cf. D. koper, Sw. koppar, Dan. kobber, G. kupfer), LL. cuper, fr. L. cuprum for earlier Cyprium, Cyprium aes, i.e., Cyprian brass, fr. Gr. of Cyprus (Gr. ), anciently renowned for its copper mines. Cf. Cypreous.]

  2. Coppernoun

    a coin made of copper; a penny, cent, or other minor coin of copper

    Etymology: [OE. coper (cf. D. koper, Sw. koppar, Dan. kobber, G. kupfer), LL. cuper, fr. L. cuprum for earlier Cyprium, Cyprium aes, i.e., Cyprian brass, fr. Gr. of Cyprus (Gr. ), anciently renowned for its copper mines. Cf. Cypreous.]

  3. Coppernoun

    a vessel, especially a large boiler, made of copper

    Etymology: [OE. coper (cf. D. koper, Sw. koppar, Dan. kobber, G. kupfer), LL. cuper, fr. L. cuprum for earlier Cyprium, Cyprium aes, i.e., Cyprian brass, fr. Gr. of Cyprus (Gr. ), anciently renowned for its copper mines. Cf. Cypreous.]

  4. Coppernoun

    the boilers in the galley for cooking; as, a ship's coppers

    Etymology: [OE. coper (cf. D. koper, Sw. koppar, Dan. kobber, G. kupfer), LL. cuper, fr. L. cuprum for earlier Cyprium, Cyprium aes, i.e., Cyprian brass, fr. Gr. of Cyprus (Gr. ), anciently renowned for its copper mines. Cf. Cypreous.]

  5. Copperverb

    to cover or coat with copper; to sheathe with sheets of copper; as, to copper a ship

    Etymology: [OE. coper (cf. D. koper, Sw. koppar, Dan. kobber, G. kupfer), LL. cuper, fr. L. cuprum for earlier Cyprium, Cyprium aes, i.e., Cyprian brass, fr. Gr. of Cyprus (Gr. ), anciently renowned for its copper mines. Cf. Cypreous.]

Freebase

  1. Copper

    Copper is a chemical element with the symbol Cu and atomic number 29. It is a ductile metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity. Pure copper is soft and malleable; a freshly exposed surface has a reddish-orange color. It is used as a conductor of heat and electricity, a building material, and a constituent of various metal alloys. The metal and its alloys have been used for thousands of years. In the Roman era, copper was principally mined on Cyprus, hence the origin of the name of the metal as сyprium, later shortened to сuprum. Its compounds are commonly encountered as copper salts, which often impart blue or green colors to minerals such as azurite and turquoise and have been widely used historically as pigments. Architectural structures built with copper corrode to give green verdigris. Decorative art prominently features copper, both by itself and as part of pigments. Copper is essential to all living organisms as a trace dietary mineral because it is a key constituent of the respiratory enzyme complex cytochrome c oxidase. In molluscs and crustacea copper is a constituent of the blood pigment hemocyanin, which is replaced by the iron-complexed hemoglobin in fish and other vertebrates. The main areas where copper is found in humans are liver, muscle and bone. Copper compounds are used as bacteriostatic substances, fungicides, and wood preservatives.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Copper

    kop′ėr, n. a moderately hard metal of a fine red colour, perhaps the first metal employed by man: money made of copper—e.g. 'a copper' = a penny or halfpenny: a vessel made of copper.—adj. made of copper: copper-coloured.—v.t. to cover with copper.—adj. Copp′er-bott′omed, having the bottom covered with copper, as a ship—n. Copp′er-cap′tain, one who styles himself captain without grounds.—adjs. Copp′er-faced, faced with copper, as type; Copp′er-fas′tened, fastened with copper bolts.—ns. Copp′er-head, a United States snake: (U.S.) a northern sympathiser with the South in the Civil War; Copp′ering, the act of sheathing with copper: a covering of copper.—adjs. Copp′erish, Copp′ery, Cū′preous, containing or like copper.—ns. Copp′er-nick′el, arsenical nickel, niccolite; Copp′er-nose, a red nose caused by intemperance; Copp′erplate, a plate of polished copper on which something has been engraved: an impression taken from the plate; Copp′er-pyrī′tes, a double sulphide of copper and iron of yellow hue; Copp′er-smith, a smith who works in copper; Copp′er-work, a place where copper is wrought or manufactured; Copp′erworm, the ship-worm.—Hot coppers, parched tongue and throat after a bout of drinking. [Low L. cuper—L. cuprum, a contr. of cyprium aes, 'Cyprian brass,' because found in Cyprus.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. copper

    Conventional electron-carrying network cable with a core conductor of copper — or aluminum! Opposed to light pipe or, say, a short-range microwave link.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Copper

    A heavy metal trace element with the atomic symbol Cu, atomic number 29, and atomic weight 63.55.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Copper

    A policeman, from the thieves’ slang cop, to take, catch.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'copper' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3942

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    Rank popularity for the word 'copper' in Nouns Frequency: #1928

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of copper in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of copper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of copper in a Sentence

  1. Grant Sporre:

    It's probably not enough to see prices go up, but it certainly supports the market, it also ensures that copper is probably not going to fall in the same way that iron ore and met coal have done.

  2. Daniel Malchuk:

    At some point in time the copper market will need additional production and probably that is going to happen later in this decade or early in the next decade.

  3. Stephen Briggs:

    Copper is trying to look for a bottom, but there are plenty of things that can go wrong, revolving around Ukraine and Greece in particular, and in the background the concern about the extent of the slowdown going on in China.

  4. James Dalgleish:

    You look at the obliteration in oil, copper ... there are a lot of questions about worldwide demand and growth, with an earnings season just getting started, there's a lot of nervousness, given we've had six years of up markets. Are we due for a down market?

  5. Greg Hare:

    This is one of the earliest examples that we have bow and arrow technology in the Yukon and it’s the earliest known example of copper use in Yukon.

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