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Meaning of COPY

Pronunciation:  'kâpee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a secondary representation of an original; "she made a copy of the designer dress"
  2. [n]  matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials
  3. [n]  a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record)
  4. [n]  material suitable for a journalistic account; "catastrophes make good copy"
  5. [v]  make a replica of; "copy that drawing"; "re-create a picture by Rembrandt"
  6. [v]  biology: reproduce or make an exact copy of; "replicate the cell"; "copy the genetic information"
  7. [v]  reproduce someone's behavior or looks; "The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings"
  8. [v]  copy down as is; "The students were made to copy the alphabet over and over"

COPY is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: re-create, replicate, simulate, transcript, written matter
 See Also: anamorphosis, autotype, back up, carbon, carbon copy, cast, casting, clone, conform to, copy out, counterfeit, create, double, dump, duplicate, duplicate, duplication, emulate, facsimile, fair copy, filler, follow, forgery, fourth estate, hectograph, imitate, imitation, journalism, make, manifold, material, mime, mimeo, mimeograph, mimic, miniature, mock, model, modification, news media, pattern, photocopy, quadruplicate, recopy, reduplicate, repeat, replica, replication, representation, reproduce, reproduction, roneo, take after, take off, text, textual matter, toy, trace, triplicate, write, written account, written record, xerox, xerox copy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cop"y\ (k[o^]p"[y^]), n.; pl. {Copies} (-[i^]z). [F.
    copie, fr. L. copia abundance, number, LL. also, a
    transcript; co- + the root of opes riches. See {Opulent}, and
    cf. {Copious}.]
    1. An abundance or plenty of anything. [Obs.]
             She was blessed with no more copy of wit, but to
             serve his humor thus.                 --B. Jonson.
    2. An imitation, transcript, or reproduction of an original
       work; as, a copy of a letter, an engraving, a painting, or
       a statue.
             I have not the vanity to think my copy equal to the
             original.                             --Denham.
    3. 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.
    4. That which is to be imitated, transcribed, or reproduced;
       a pattern, model, or example; as, his virtues are an
       excellent copy for imitation.
             Let him first learn to write, after a copy, all the
             letters.                              --Holder.
    5. (print.) Manuscript or printed matter to be set up in
       type; as, the printers are calling for more copy.
    6. A writing paper of a particular size. Same as {Bastard}.
       See under {Paper}.
    7. Copyhold; tenure; lease. [Obs.] --Shak.
    {Copy book}, a book in which copies are written or printed
       for learners to imitate.
    {Examined copies} (Law), those which have been compared with
       the originals.
    {Exemplified copies}, those which are attested under seal of
       a court.
    {Certified or Office} {copies}, those which are made or
       attested by officers having charge of the originals, and
       authorized to give copies officially. --Abbot.
    Syn: Imitation; transcript; duplicate; counterfeit.
  2. \Cop"y\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Copied}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Copying}.] [Cf. F. copir, fr. LL. copiare. See {Copy}, n.]
    1. 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.
             I like the work well; ere it be demanded (As like
             enough it will), I'd have it copied.  --Shak.
             Let this be copied out, And keep it safe for our
             remembrance.                          --Shak.
    2. To imitate; to attempt to resemble, as in manners or
       course of life.
             We copy instinctively the voices of our companions,
             their accents, and their modes of pronunciation.
  3. \Cop"y\, v. i.
    1. To make a copy or copies; to imitate.
    2. To yield a duplicate or transcript; as, the letter did not
       copy well.
             Some . . . never fail, when they copy, to follow the
             bad as well as the good things.       --Dryden.
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