Copy meaning

kŏpē
To make a reproduction or copy of.

Copied the note letter for letter; copied the file to a disk.

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To make a copy or copies.
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To follow as a model or pattern; imitate.
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To hear clearly or understand something said by radio communication.

Mayday. Do you copy?

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To include as an additional recipient of a written communication.

Please copy me when you reply to her.

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To admit of being copied.

Colored ink that does not copy well.

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A thing made just like another; imitation of an original; full reproduction or transcription.
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(now rare) A model or pattern, as of penmanship, to be imitated or reproduced.
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Any of a number of books, magazines, engravings, etc. printed from the same plates or having the same printed matter.
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Matter to be set in type or put on a printing plate.
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Subject matter for a journalist, novelist, etc.

A trip that made good copy.

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To make a copy or copies of (a piece of writing, a computer file, etc.); reproduce, transcribe, etc.
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To make or do something in imitation of (some thing or person); imitate.
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To hear and understand.
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(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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(comput.) To place (a copy of a file) onto a disk or other storage device.
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(1) To make a duplicate of the original. See shallow copy, Win Copy between windows, Win Copy/Move files/folders and XCopy.
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The words of an advertisement, as distinct from the layout, pictures, music, etc.
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Copy means to repeat something that someone else already did.

An example of to copy is a dancer watching a choreographer dance and then doing the same dance moves.

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The definition of a copy is an exact duplicate of someone or something.

An example of copy is a print from a digital photo.

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A duplicate, imitation, reproduction, or transcript of an original.
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One of multiple originals.
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A copy of a document to which a statement, usually by the person who issued or is keeping the original, affirming or swearing that the copy and the original have been compared and that the copy is an exact reproduction of the original. Also called attested copy or verified copy.
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A copy of a document to which changes or insertions are made to reflect identical changes and insertions made in the original. For example, if a judge makes changes to a proposed order before signing it, a party would “conform” a copy by adding to it those same changes as well as writing in the judge’s name where he or she signed on the original order.
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The result of copying; an identical duplicate of an original.

Please bring me the copies of those reports.

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An imitation, sometimes of inferior quality.

That handbag is a copy. You can tell because the buckle is different.

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(journalism) The text that is to be typeset.
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(journalism) A gender-neutral abbreviation for copy boy.
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(marketing) The output of copywriters, who are employed to write material which encourages consumers to buy goods or services.
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(uncountable) The text of newspaper articles.

Submit all copy to the appropriate editor.

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A school work pad.

Tim got in trouble for forgetting his maths copy.

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A printed edition of a book or magazine.

Have you seen the latest copy of "Newsweek" yet?

The library has several copies of the Bible.

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Writing paper of a particular size, called also bastard.
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To produce an object identical to a given object.

Please copy these reports for me.

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(computing) To place a copy of an object in memory for later use.

First copy the files, and then paste them in another directory.

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To imitate.

Don't copy my dance moves.

Mom, he's copying me!

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(radio) To receive a transmission successfully.

Do you copy?

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(in bibliographies) Abbreviation of copyright.
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Origin of copy

  • Middle English copie from Old French from Medieval Latin cōpia transcript from Latin profusion op- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French copie, from Medieval Latin copia (“reproduction, transcript”), from Latin cōpia (“plenty, abundance”), from *coopia, from co- (“together”) + ops (“wealth, riches”).

    From Wiktionary