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Definitions of copy

  1. copy down as is; "The students were made to copy the alphabet over and over" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a secondary representation of an original; "she made a copy of the designer dress" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. material suitable for a journalistic account; "catastrophes make good copy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. make a replica of; "copy that drawing"; "re-create a picture by Rembrandt" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. biology: reproduce or make an exact copy of; "replicate the cell"; "copy the genetic information" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. reproduce someone's behavior or looks; "The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. An abundance or plenty of anything. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. An imitation, transcript, or reproduction of an original work; as, a copy of a letter, an engraving, a painting, or a statue. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. That which is to be imitated, transcribed, or reproduced; a pattern, model, or example; as, his virtues are an excellent copy for imitation. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Manuscript or printed matter to be set up in type; as, the printers are calling for more copy. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. A writing paper of a particular size. Same as Bastard. See under Paper. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. Copyhold; tenure; lease. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. To imitate; to attempt to resemble, as in manners or course of life. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. To make a copy or copies; to imitate. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. To yield a duplicate or transcript; as, the letter did not copy well. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. For copyright purposes, the physical form in which an expression is reproduced and retained over time, no matter how brief. Copies include such things as photocopies, computer disks and tape recordings. The exclusive right to prepare copies of an original work is one of the primary rights protected by a copyright.
  21. An imitation; a duplicate; a writing exercise; a pattern given for imitation; manuscript to be set up in type. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. To transcribe; reproduce. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. To imitate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. One of a number, esp. of books: an imitation from an original pattern: that which is imitated: an original work: manuscript for printing. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. To write, paint, etc., after an original: to imitate: to transcribe:-pa.p. copied. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. One of a number. esp. of books; a pattern; imitation; manuscript for printing. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. To imitate; transcribe. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. To reproduce; imitate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. A reproduction; imitation; duplicate; one of an edition or issue. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. A pattern for imitation, as manuscript to be set up in type. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. A transcript or an impression from an original; a thing made in imitation of another; the original, specially the matter given to a printer to set up in type; one of a particular work or book. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. To write, print, paint, engrave, &c., according to an original; to transcribe: to imitate; to follow as a pattern in manners or life. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. To imitate or endeavour to be like. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. An imitation; a likeness of a thing; a pattern or example for imitation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  35. To write, print, paint, &c., from an original or pattern; to imitate; to follow in habits or manners; to try to be like; to act in imitation of. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  36. 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. dictgcide_fs
  37. kop'i, n. an imitation from an original pattern, a transcript: that which is imitated: a specimen of penmanship to be imitated: the original work from which an imitation or reproduction is made: manuscript for printing.--v.t. to write, paint, &c. after an original: to imitate: to transcribe:--pa.p. cop'ied.--ns. COP'IER, COP'YER, one who copies: an imitator; COP'Y-BOOK, a book in which copies are written or printed for imitation; COP'YHOLD (Eng. law), a species of estate or right of holding land, for which the owner can only show the copy of the rolls originally made by the steward of the lord's court; COP'YHOLDER, one who has a tenure of land by copyhold; COP'YING-PRESS, a machine for copying manuscript letters by pressure; COP'YISM, the practice of the copyist; COP'YIST, one whose business is to copy documents; COPY'RIGHT, the exclusive right of an author or his heirs to multiply copies of a written or printed composition, or of a work of art (for books in England the term is forty-two years, or the life of the author and seven years, whichever is longer).--adj. protected by copyright.--v.t. to secure the copyright of.--A COPY OF VERSES, a set of verses, esp. a college exercise. [Fr. copie, from L. copia, plenty; in Low L. a transcript.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  38. Reproduction (of writing, picture, &c.); imitation; page written after model (of penmanship); (Law) transcript of manorial court-roll, containing entries of admissions of tenants to land hence called COPYHOLD; written or printed specimen (of book &c.); rough, foul, c., original draft; fair, clean, c. (transcribed from rough c.); c. of verses, short set as school exercise; fair c., model version of this; model to be copied; manuscript or matter to be printed; c.-book, one containing cc. for learners to imitate; c.-book maxims, morality, (commonplace). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  39. Transcribe (from original), whence copyist n.; make copy of; imitate. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  40. incident &c. will make good c., lends itself to interesting narration in newspapers &c. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  41. n. [French] A writing like another writing; a transcript; a book printed according to the original; —one of a series of imitations of an original work; - the manuscript, &c., placed in the compositor’s hands; —any thing to be imitated; a model; pattern. Cabinet Dictionary
  42. A transcript from the archetype or original; an individual book, as a good and fair copy; the original, the archetype; a picture drawn from another picture. Complete Dictionary

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