copy

[ kop-ee ]
/ ˈkɒp i /
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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.


Nearby words

  1. copulate,
  2. copulation,
  3. copulative,
  4. copulative asyndeton,
  5. copulatory,
  6. copy desk,
  7. copy editor,
  8. copy in,
  9. copy machine,
  10. copy negative

Idioms

    copy the mail, Citizens Band Radio Slang. mail1(def 9).

Origin of copy

1300–50; Middle English copie (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin cōpia abundance, something copied, Latin: wealth, abundance; see copious; (def 18) originally a children's game, from the phrase copy the leader

Related formspre·cop·y, noun, plural pre·cop·ies, verb (used with object), pre·cop·ied, pre·cop·y·ing.re·cop·y, verb (used with object), re·cop·ied, re·cop·y·ing.un·cop·ied, adjectivewell-cop·ied, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for copy

copy

/ (ˈkɒpɪ) /

noun plural copies

verb copies, copying or copied

Word Origin for copy

C14: from Medieval Latin cōpia an imitation, something copied, from Latin: abundance, riches; see copious

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