noun, plural cop·ies, for 1, 2, 8, 10.
verb (used with object), cop·ied, cop·y·ing.
verb (used without object), cop·ied, cop·y·ing.
Origin of copy
Synonyms for copy
Antonyms for copy
Examples from the Web for copied
Contemporary Examples of copied
Bored, she dropped the sticker, and another child picked it up and copied her.The Life of a Liberian Child with Ebola
November 5, 2014
Later, after taking his own shirt off in a supposed show of manliness, Dre freaked out when Andre Jr. copied him.Why ‘Black-ish’ Has a Gay Problem
October 3, 2014
Unlike the Media burglars, he revealed his identity soon after turning over the files he had copied.The Domestic Spying of Hoover’s FBI Is an Eerie Prequel to the NSA’s Snooping Today
March 23, 2014
All the same, I set to work and copied half a dozen of them.There’s Nothing Wrong—and a Lot That’s Right—About Copying Other Artists
January 26, 2014
In each case, the Democrats criticized the innovation—until they copied it.Republicans Against the Republic
October 3, 2013
Historical Examples of copied
Produce the impressions or original sentiments, from which the ideas are copied.
He took the organ daily, and copied, at home, the cathedral music.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
See, see, Richard, here your mother has copied the hospital's certificate.The Cavalier
George Washington Cable
Yes, but suppose the article should be copied in England, or suppose some of the papers should get over there?One Day's Courtship
Loraine wrote the letter, Laura Ann copied it, they all signed it.Four Girls and a Compact
Annie Hamilton Donnell
noun plural copies
- matter to be reproduced in print
- written matter or text as distinct from graphic material in books, newspapers, etc
verb copies, copying or copied
Word Origin for copy
early 14c., "written account or record," from Old French copie (13c.), from Medieval Latin copia "reproduction, transcript," from Latin copia "plenty, means" (see copious). Sense extended 15c. to any specimen of writing (especially MS for a printer) and any reproduction or imitation. Related: Copyist.
late 14c., from Old French copier (14c.), from Medieval Latin copiare "to transcribe," originally "to write in plenty," from Latin copia (see copy (n.)). Hence, "to write an original text many times." Related: Copied; copying. Figurative sense of "to imitate" is attested from 1640s.