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Copy meaning

copy - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. An abundance or plenty of anything.
  2. 2. An imitation, transcript, or reproduction of an original work; as, a copy of a letter, an engraving, a painting, or a statue.
  3. 3. An individual book, or a single set of books containing the works of an author; as, a copy of the Bible; a copy of the works of Addison.
  4. 4. That which is to be imitated, transcribed, or reproduced; a pattern, model, or example; as, his virtues are an excellent copy for imitation.
  5. 5. Manuscript or printed matter to be set up in type; as, the printers are calling for more copy.
  6. 6. Copyhold; tenure; lease.
  7. 7. To make a copy or copies of; to write; print, engrave, or paint after an original; to duplicate; to reproduce; to transcribe; as, to copy a manuscript, inscription, design, painting, etc.; -- often with out, sometimes with off.
  8. 8. To imitate; to attempt to resemble, as in manners or course of life.
  9. 9. To make a copy or copies; to imitate.
  10. 10. To yield a duplicate or transcript; as, the letter did not copy well.
  11. 11. For copyright purposes, the physical form in which an expression is reproduced and retained over time, no matter how brief. Copies include such things as photocopies, computer disks and tape recordings. The exclusive right to prepare copies of an original work is one of the primary rights protected by a copyright.
  12. 12. One of a number. esp. of books; a pattern; imitation; manuscript for printing.
  13. 13. To imitate; transcribe.

copy - examples of usage

  1. " You can have a copy, of course," he exclaimed. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  2. And he held up a copy of the " Times." - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  3. This year, however, Mr. Robertson has given me a copy of the account for the two years' transactions. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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