verb (used with object)
Origin of copper1
Origin of copper2
Related Words for copperrose, flaming, maroon, glowing, cardinal, crimson, coral, wine, detective, force, man, gold, metal, iron, platinum, mineral, policewoman, constable, police, patrolman
Examples from the Web for copper
Contemporary Examples of copper
You can find fourteen of these copper creations, all initially containing 3,900 liters of liquid apiece, on the Macallan estate.
But the copper performs another important function: working as a catalyst in the distillation process.
Why the size and shape of a copper still is at the core of whisky distillation.
After all, there are much larger risks in this world than traces of copper in your water.Are Water Filters B.S.?
August 19, 2014
Paul Smith filled the Bourse de Commerce with its copper cupola in June for his menswear show.Paris’s Secret Fashion Week Haunts
July 8, 2014
Historical Examples of copper
"And copper's up two points to-day," said Percival, cheerfully.
Here's copper just closed at 93, after opening strong this morning at 105.
The movements in Copper and Cordage Trust stocks are purely speculative.
"Why, he copped the copper's kale," Aggie translated, glibly.Within the Law
Since then we have greatly diminished the iron and increased the copper.
- a malleable ductile reddish metallic element occurring as the free metal, copper glance, and copper pyrites: used as an electrical and thermal conductor and in such alloys as brass and bronze. Symbol: Cu; atomic no: 29; atomic wt: 63.546; valency: 1 or 2; relative density: 8.96; melting pt: 1084.87±+0.2°C; boiling pt: 2563°CRelated adjectives: cupric, cuprous Related prefix: cupro-
- (as modifier)a copper coin
- the reddish-brown colour of copper
- (as adjective)copper hair
Word Origin for copper
Word Origin for copper
malleable metallic element, Old English coper, from West Germanic *kupar (cf. Middle Dutch koper, Old Norse koparr, Old High German kupfar), from Late Latin cuprum, contraction of Latin Cyprium (aes) "Cyprian (metal)," after Greek Kyprios "Cyprus" (see Cyprus).
Latin aes originally was "copper," but this was extended to its alloy with tin, bronze, and as this was far more extensively used than pure copper, the word's primary sense shifted to the alloy and a new word evolved for "copper," from the Latin form of the name of the island of Cyprus, where copper was mined. Aes passed into Germanic (which originally did not distinguish copper from its alloys) and became English ore. In Latin, aes was the common word for "cash, coin, debt, wages" in many figurative expressions. Chemical symbol Cu is from cuprum.
"policeman," 1846; agent noun from cop (v.).