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ˈkɒp yə lə; -ˌlicop·u·la

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. copula, copulative, linking verbnoun

    an equating verb (such as `be' or `become') that links the subject with the complement of a sentence


  1. copulanoun

    A word used to link the subject of a sentence with a predicate (usually a subject complement or an adverbial); it serves to unite (or associate) the subject with the predicate. (e.g. be).

  2. copulanoun

    A function that represents the association between two or more variables, independent of the individual marginal distributions of the variables.

  3. copulanoun

    A device that connects two or more keyboards of an organ

Webster Dictionary

  1. Copulanoun

    the word which unites the subject and predicate

    Etymology: [L., bond, band. See Couple.]

  2. Copulanoun

    the stop which connects the manuals, or the manuals with the pedals; -- called also coupler

    Etymology: [L., bond, band. See Couple.]


  1. Copula

    In linguistics, a copula is a word used to link the subject of a sentence with a predicate, such as the word is in the sentence "The sky is blue." The word copula derives from the Latin noun for a "link" or "tie" that connects two different things. A copula is often a verb or a verb-like word, though this is not universally the case. A verb that is a copula is sometimes called a copulative or copular verb. In English primary education grammar courses, a copula is often called a linking verb. In other languages, copulas show more resemblances to pronouns, as in Classical Chinese and Guarani, or may take the form of suffixes attached to a noun, as in Beja, Ket, and Inuit languages. Most languages have one main copula. In the case of English, this is the verb to be. While the term copula is generally used to refer to such principal forms, it may also be used to refer to some other verbs with similar functions, like become, get, feel and seem in English.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Copula

    kop′ū-la, n. that which joins together: a bond or tie: (logic) the word joining the subject and predicate.—adj. Cop′ular.—v.t. and v.i. Cop′ulāte, to unite in sexual commerce.—n. Copulā′tion, act of copulating.—adj. Cop′ulātive, uniting.—n. (gram.) a conjunction that unites ideas as well as words.—adj. Cop′ulātory. [L.,—co-, together, ap-ĕre, to join.]

Anagrams for copula »

  1. pocula

  2. coupla

  3. cupola

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of copula in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of copula in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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