Copper is defined as a metallic element that is malleable, stretchable and reddish-brown or something of this color/metal.
An example of copper is the material that makes up a penny.
The definition of copper is of a reddish-brown, stretchable and metallic element, or something that is reddish-brown in color.(adjective)
An example of copper used as an adjective is in the phrase "copper hair," which means reddish-brownish hair.
Copper means to cover with a reddish-brown, malleable and stretchable metallic element.(verb)
An example of copper is to dip a statue in melted copper.
See copper in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME & OE coper < LL cuprum, contr. < Cyprium (aes), Cyprian (brass), copper, after Gr Kyprios, Cyprus, noted for its copper mines
Origin: from use of a copper coin to indicate such a bet in faroSlang to bet against (another's bet)
Origin: prob. < cop
See copper in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English coper
Origin: , from Old English
Origin: , from Late Latin cuprum
Origin: , from Latin Cyprium (aes), Cyprian (metal)
Origin: , from Cyprius, of Cyprus
Origin: , from Greek Kuprios
Origin: , from Kupros, Cyprus.
Origin: From cop2.
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