Variant of copy
- a thing made just like another; imitation of an original; full reproduction or transcription
- Now Rare a model or pattern, as of penmanship, to be imitated or reproduced
- any of a number of books, magazines, engravings, etc. printed from the same plates or having the same printed matter
- matter to be set in type or put on a printing plate
- subject matter for a journalist, novelist, etc.: a trip that made good copy
- the words of an advertisement, as distinct from the layout, pictures, music, etc.
Origin: Middle English copie, abundance, full transcript ; from Old French ; from Midieval Latin copia, copious transcript ; from Classical Latin copia, plenty: see copious
- to make a copy or copies of (a piece of writing, etc.); reproduce; transcribe
- to make or do something in imitation of (some thing or person); imitate
- Informal to provide (someone) with a copy of a specified document, text, etc.: copy all staff members with the annual report
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