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.
- copulative asyndeton,
- copy desk,
- copy editor,
- copy in,
- copy machine,
- copy negative
Origin of copy
Examples from the Web for copy
He's starting to sound like a schoolboy with a copy of Penthouse.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But when their first book, SuicideGirls, came out in 2004, she gifted her a copy.Masters of Alt Sex: SuicideGirls Hits Puberty and Wants to Invade Your TV Set|Marlow Stern|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So, I was copying it and getting it out, and I kept a copy on myself at all times with really, really strong passwords.
Anger Is an Energy is a tremendously entertaining read, and I urge everyone to pick up a copy and start dreaming again.The Rancid Ballad of Johnny Rotten: His Memoir Seethes With Anger—And Charm|Legs McNeil|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
(I obtained a copy of the original through the same FOIA request as the Unabomber file).
A copy of the work was also sent, as is usually done, to the editor of the Allgemeine Litteraturzeitung.Solomon Maimon: An Autobiography.|Solomon Maimon
Then he took it into his head to go and copy a picture at the Louvre—an old master; in this he felt he could not go wrong.The Martian|George Du Maurier
And in this instance the fourth copy was not used, is that correct?Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
The front is likewise a copy, and when completed is to be adorned by a great mosaic costing 30,000 scudi.Fair Italy, the Riviera and Monte Carlo|W. Cope Devereux
We copy a description of the march of a regiment in Porter's corps.The Seventh Regiment|George L. Wood
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.