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 recopy
He did not recopy his writings, although they contained numerous corrections which, however, were clearly made.Literary Byways|William Andrews
During the first two months, he had only four important letters to recopy, and was called only once to Mon.The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar|Maurice Leblanc
The Alexandrian author had to dictate or recopy every word he wrote.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind|Herbert George Wells
Another sent it back minus the last leaf, the matter of which Henry had to reinvent and Aunt Annie to recopy.A Great Man|Arnold Bennett
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.