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
Related Words for copyphotograph, type, photocopy, replica, reproduction, print, portrait, model, transcript, image, plagiarize, transcribe, rewrite, imitate, reproduce, paint, repeat, replicate, simulate, emulate
Examples from the Web for copy
Contemporary Examples of 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
December 13, 2014
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
December 9, 2014
So, I was copying it and getting it out, and I kept a copy on myself at all times with really, really strong passwords.Laura Poitras on Snowden's Unrevealed Secrets
December 1, 2014
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
November 20, 2014
(I obtained a copy of the original through the same FOIA request as the Unabomber file).Was the Unabomber a Eugene O’Neill Fan?
Robert M. Dowling
November 6, 2014
Historical Examples of copy
Pray accept this author's copy with his best and hopefullest wishes.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
I will now give you a copy of my letter to my sister; with her answer.
The following is a copy of what I wrote, and what follows that, of the answer sent me.
In fact, George Smith printed a copy of the seal in his book (p. 91).The Babylonian Legends of the Creation
I'll burn my copy before I will let you have a glimpse of it.In the Midst of Alarms
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.