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cop·y

 (kŏp′ē)
n. pl. cop·ies
1.
a. An imitation or reproduction of an original; a duplicate: a copy of a painting; made two copies of the letter.
b. Computers A file that has the same data as another file: stored on the server a copy of every document.
c. One example of a printed text, picture, film, or recording: an autographed copy of a novel.
2.
a. Material, such as a manuscript, that is to be set in type.
b. The words to be printed or spoken in an advertisement.
c. Suitable source material for journalism: Celebrities make good copy.
v. cop·ied, cop·y·ing, cop·ies
v.tr.
1. To make a reproduction or copy of: copied the note letter for letter; copied the file to a disk.
2. To follow as a model or pattern; imitate. See Synonyms at imitate.
3. To include as an additional recipient of a written communication: Please copy me when you reply to her.
v.intr.
1. To make a copy or copies.
2. To admit of being copied: colored ink that does not copy well.
3. To hear clearly or understand something said by radio communication: Mayday. Do you copy?

[Middle English copie, from Old French, from Medieval Latin cōpia, transcript, from Latin, profusion; see op- in Indo-European roots.]

cop′y·a·ble, cop′i·a·ble adj.

copy

(ˈkɒpɪ)
n, pl copies
1. an imitation or reproduction of an original
2. a single specimen of something that occurs in a multiple edition, such as a book, article, etc
3. (Journalism & Publishing)
a. matter to be reproduced in print
b. written matter or text as distinct from graphic material in books, newspapers, etc
4. (Journalism & Publishing) the words used to present a promotional message in an advertisement
5. (Journalism & Publishing) journalism informal suitable material for an article or story: disasters are always good copy.
6. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) archaic a model to be copied, esp an example of penmanship
vb, copies, copying or copied
7. (when: tr, often foll by out) to make a copy or reproduction of (an original)
8. (tr) to imitate as a model
9. (intr) to imitate unfairly
[C14: from Medieval Latin cōpia an imitation, something copied, from Latin: abundance, riches; see copious]

cop•y

(ˈkɒp i)

n., pl. cop•ies, for 1, 2, 7, 9,
v. cop•ied, cop•y•ing.
n.
1. an imitation, reproduction, or transcript of an original: a copy of a famous painting.
2. one of the various examples or specimens of the same book, engraving, or the like.
3. matter intended to be reproduced in printed form.
4. the text of a news story, advertisement, television commercial, or the like.
5. something newsworthy: Political gossip is always good copy.
7. Archaic. something that is to be reproduced; model.
v.t.
8. to make a copy of; transcribe; reproduce.
9. to follow as a pattern or model; imitate.
v.i.
10. to make a copy or copies.
11. to undergo copying: It copied poorly.
[1300–50; Middle English copie (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin cōpia copy, Latin: abundance, means; see copious]

copy


Past participle: copied
Gerund: copying

Imperative
copy
copy
Present
I copy
you copy
he/she/it copies
we copy
you copy
they copy
Preterite
I copied
you copied
he/she/it copied
we copied
you copied
they copied
Present Continuous
I am copying
you are copying
he/she/it is copying
we are copying
you are copying
they are copying
Present Perfect
I have copied
you have copied
he/she/it has copied
we have copied
you have copied
they have copied
Past Continuous
I was copying
you were copying
he/she/it was copying
we were copying
you were copying
they were copying
Past Perfect
I had copied
you had copied
he/she/it had copied
we had copied
you had copied
they had copied
Future
I will copy
you will copy
he/she/it will copy
we will copy
you will copy
they will copy
Future Perfect
I will have copied
you will have copied
he/she/it will have copied
we will have copied
you will have copied
they will have copied
Future Continuous
I will be copying
you will be copying
he/she/it will be copying
we will be copying
you will be copying
they will be copying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been copying
you have been copying
he/she/it has been copying
we have been copying
you have been copying
they have been copying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been copying
you will have been copying
he/she/it will have been copying
we will have been copying
you will have been copying
they will have been copying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been copying
you had been copying
he/she/it had been copying
we had been copying
you had been copying
they had been copying
Conditional
I would copy
you would copy
he/she/it would copy
we would copy
you would copy
they would copy
Past Conditional
I would have copied
you would have copied
he/she/it would have copied
we would have copied
you would have copied
they would have copied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.copy - a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record)copy - a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record)
written account, written record - a written document preserving knowledge of facts or events
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
2.copy - a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing; "she made a copy of the designer dress"; "the clone was a copy of its ancestor"
anamorphosis, anamorphism - a distorted projection or perspective; especially an image distorted in such a way that it becomes visible only when viewed in a special manner
carbon copy, carbon - a copy made with carbon paper
casting, cast - object formed by a mold
duplication, duplicate - a copy that corresponds to an original exactly; "he made a duplicate for the files"
facsimile, autotype - an exact copy or reproduction
imitation - something copied or derived from an original
knockoff, clone - an unauthorized copy or imitation
miniature, toy - a copy that reproduces a person or thing in greatly reduced size
modification - slightly modified copy; not an exact copy; "a modification of last year's model"
photocopy - a photographic copy of written or printed or graphic work
print - a copy of a movie on film (especially a particular version of it)
quadruplicate - any four copies; any of four things that correspond to one another exactly; "it was signed in quadruplicate"
replica, reproduction, replication - copy that is not the original; something that has been copied
representation - a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
triplicate - one of three copies; any of three things that correspond to one another exactly
xerox, xerox copy - a copy made by a xerographic printer
3.copy - matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials
text, textual matter - the words of something written; "there were more than a thousand words of text"; "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech"; "he wants to reconstruct the original text"
dump - (computer science) a copy of the contents of a computer storage device; sometimes used in debugging programs
fair copy - a clean copy of a corrected draft
filler - copy to fill space between more important articles in the layout of a magazine or newspaper
4.copy - material suitable for a journalistic account; "catastrophes make good copy"
journalism, news media - newspapers and magazines collectively
material - information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form; "the archives provided rich material for a definitive biography"
Verb1.copy - copy down as is; "The students were made to copy the alphabet over and over"
write - mark or trace on a surface; "The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper"; "Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet"
recopy - copy again; "The child had to recopy the homework"
copy out - copy very carefully and as accurately as possible
2.copy - reproduce someone's behavior or looks; "The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings"
conform to, follow - behave in accordance or in agreement with; "Follow a pattern"; "Follow my example"
mock - imitate with mockery and derision; "The children mocked their handicapped classmate"
reproduce - make a copy or equivalent of; "reproduce the painting"
take off - mimic or imitate in an amusing or satirical manner; "This song takes off from a famous aria"
mime, mimic - imitate (a person or manner), especially for satirical effect; "The actor mimicked the President very accurately"
model, pattern - plan or create according to a model or models
take after, follow - imitate in behavior; take as a model; "Teenagers follow their friends in everything"
emulate - strive to equal or match, especially by imitating; "He is emulating the skating skills of his older sister"
3.copy - reproduce or make an exact copy of; "replicate the cell"; "copy the genetic information"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
duplicate, reduplicate, repeat, replicate, double - make or do or perform again; "He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick"
4.copy - make a replica of; "copy that drawing"; "re-create a picture by Rembrandt"
manifold - make multiple copies of; "multiply a letter"
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
imitate - make a reproduction or copy of
trace - copy by following the lines of the original drawing on a transparent sheet placed upon it; make a tracing of; "trace a design"; "trace a pattern"
back up - make a copy of (a computer file) especially for storage in another place as a security copy; "You'd better back up these files!"
hectograph - copy on a duplicator; "hectograph the hand-outs"
clone - make multiple identical copies of; "people can clone a sheep nowadays"
mimeo, mimeograph - print copies from (a prepared stencil) using a mimeograph; "She mimeographed the syllabus"
roneo - make copies on a Roneograph

copy

noun
1. reproduction, duplicate, photocopy, carbon copy, image, print, fax, representation, fake, replica, imitation, forgery, counterfeit, Xerox (trademark), transcription, likeness, replication, facsimile, Photostat (trademark) Always keep a copy of everything in your own files.
reproduction model, original, pattern, prototype, the real thing
verb
1. reproduce, replicate, duplicate, photocopy, transcribe, counterfeit, Xerox (trademark), Photostat (trademark) She never participated in copying classified documents for anyone.
reproduce create, originate
2. imitate, act like, emulate, behave like, follow, repeat, mirror, echo, parrot, ape, mimic, simulate, follow suit, follow the example of We all tend to copy people we admire. coquettish gestures which she had copied from actresses in soap operas

copy

noun
2. An inferior substitute imitating an original:
verb
1. To make a copy of:
2. To take as a model or make conform to a model:
emulate, follow, imitate, model (on, upon, or after), pattern (on, upon, or after).
Idioms: follow in the footsteps of, follow suit, follow the example of.
Translations
نُسْحة مُعدّة للطَّبع، مَخطوطَـهنُسْخَةنُسخة مِننُسْخـَـه منسوخهيَنْـسَخ
kopiekopírovatvýtisknapodobitokopírovat
eksemplarkopikopierematerialestof
kappalekopiokopioidanumeroraakateksti
kopijaprimjerakumnožavati
példányszámutánozveszfogad
afrita; líkja eftireftirlíkingeintakhandrit
原稿複製複製する
복사하다사본원고
autoriaus teisėegzemplioriusimituotikopijavimo aparataskopijuoklis
atdarināteksemplārskopētkopijamanuskripts
izvodkopijakopiratiposnematiposnetek
kopieramanuskriptmottagahärmakopia
ฉบับสำเนาถ่ายสำเนาทำสำเนา
bản saosao chépvăn bản

copy

[ˈkɒpɪ]
A. N
1. (gen) (= duplicate) → copia f; [of photograph] → copia f; [of painting] → copia f, imitación f; (= carbon copy) → copia f (en papel carbón)
rough copyborrador m
fair copycopia en limpio
to make a copy ofhacer or sacar una copia de
2. [of book, newspaper] → ejemplar m; [of magazine] → número m
3. (= no pl) (Press) (= written material) → original m, manuscrito m
there's plenty of copy heretenemos aquí un material abundante
a murder is always good copyun asesinato es siempre un buen tema
to make good copyser una noticia de interés
B. VT
1. (= imitate) → copiar, imitar (Scol) (= cheat) → copiar
2. (= make copy of) (gen) → sacar una copia de; (in writing, Comput) → copiar; (with carbon) → sacar una copia/copias al carbón; (= photocopy) → fotocopiar
to copy fromcopiar de
3. (= send a copy to) → enviar una copia (to a)
4. (Rad, Telec) → recibir
C. CPD copy boy N (Press) → chico m de los recados de la redacción
copy editor Neditor(a) m/f, corrector(a) m/f de manuscritos
copy machine Nfotocopiadora f
copy typist Nmecanógrafo/a m/f
copy down VT + ADVanotar, tomar nota de
copy out VT + ADVcopiar

copy

[ˈkɒpi]
n
(= photocopy) → copie f
(= reproduction) [model, product, design] → copie f
[book, record] → exemplaire m
(= material) (for printing)copie f
to make good copy [story] → faire un bon sujet d'article fair copy
vt
(also copy down) [+ words] → copier
(= imitate) [+ behaviour, gesture] → reproduire; [+ person] → imiter; [+ product, design] → copier
vi [candidate, pupil] → copier
The teacher accused him of copying → Le professeur l'a accusé d'avoir copié.
copy out
vtcopiercopy and paste [ˌkɒpiəndˈpeɪst] vt [+ files, words] → copier-coller

copy

n
Kopie f (also Comput); (of document, separately written or typed also) → Abschrift f; (typed carbon also) → Durchschlag m; (handwritten carbon also) → Durchschrift f; (Phot) → Abzug m; to take or make a copy of somethingeine Kopie/Zweitschrift etc von etw machen; to write out a fair copyetw ins Reine schreiben, eine Reinschrift herstellen
(of book etc)Exemplar nt; have you got a copy of today’s “Times”?hast du die „Times“ von heute?
(Press etc: = subject matter) → Stoff m; (= material to be printed)Artikel m; (Typ) → (Manu)skript nt; that’s always good copydas zieht immer; this murder story will make good copyaus diesem Mord kann man etwas machen
(in advertising) → Werbetext m; who did the copy for this campaign?wer hat den Text/die Texte für diese Werbekampagne gemacht?; he writes good copyer schreibt gute Werbetexte
vi (= imitate)nachahmen; (Sch etc) → abschreiben
vt
(= make a copy of)kopieren (also Comput); document (separately written/typed) → eine Abschrift anfertigen von; (typed/handwritten carbon) → einen Durchschlag/eine Durchschrift machen von; (Phot) → abziehen; (= write out again)abschreiben; to copy something to a disketw auf eine Diskette kopieren
(= imitate)nachmachen; gestures, person alsonachahmen; they always copy Fordsie machen Ford immer alles nach
(Sch etc) sb else’s workabschreiben; (by painting) → abmalen; to copy Brecht(von) Brecht abschreiben
(= send a copy to)einen Durchschlag/eine Durchschrift senden an (+acc)

copy

:
copybook
adj attrmustergültig, wie es/er/sie im Lehrbuch steht; a copy landingeine Bilderbuchlandung
copy boy
n (Press) → Laufjunge m
copycat
n (inf)Nachahmer(in) m(f); (with written work) → Abschreiber(in) m(f); she’s a terrible copysie macht immer alles nach; → sie schreibt immer ab; copy!Nachmachen gilt nicht! (inf)
adj attr his was a copy crimeer war ein Nachahmungstäter
copy desk
n (Press) → Redaktionstisch m
copy-edit
vt (Press) → redigieren; (in publishing also) → lektorieren, bearbeiten
copy editor
n (Press) → Redakteur(in) m(f); (publishing also) → Lektor(in) m(f), → Manuskriptbearbeiter(in) m(f)

copy

(Comput):
copy-protected
adj diskkopiergeschützt
copy protection
nKopierschutz m

copy

:
copy typist
nSchreibkraft f
copywriter
nWerbetexter(in) m(f)

copy

[ˈkɒpɪ]
1. n
a. (gen) → copia; (book) → esemplare m; (of painting) → copia, riproduzione f
rough/fair copy → brutta/bella (copia)
b. (material, for printing) → materiale m, testo
to make good copy (story, scandal) → fare notizia
2. vt (imitate) → imitare; (make copy of, cheat) → copiare
he copied in the exam → all'esame ha copiato
copy out vt + advricopiare, trascrivere

copy

(ˈkopi) plural ˈcopies noun
1. an imitation or reproduction. That dress is a copy of one I saw at a Paris fashion show; He made eight copies of the pamphlet on the photocopier.
2. a single book, newspaper etc. Can I have six copies of this dictionary, please?
3. written or typed material for publishing. He writes copy for advertisements.
verb
to make an imitation or reproduction of (something). Copy the way I speak; Copy this passage into your notebook.
ˈcopier noun
a photocopier.
ˈcopyright noun
(usually abbreviated to ©) the sole right to reproduce a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work, and also to perform, translate, film, or record such a work.

copy

نُسْخَة, يَنْسَخُ kopie, kopírovat, výtisk eksemplar, kopi, kopiere Exemplar, Kopie, kopieren αντίγραφο, αντιγράφω, αντίτυπο copia, copiar, ejemplar kappale, kopio, kopioida copie, copier kopija, primjerak, umnožavati copia, copiare 原稿, 複製, 複製する 복사하다, 사본, 원고 kopie, kopiëren, reproductie avskrift, kopi, kopiere kopia, maszynopis, skopiować cópia, copiar копировать, копия, экземпляр kopia, kopiera, manuskript ฉบับสำเนา, ถ่ายสำเนา, ทำสำเนา kopya, kopyalamak, taklit bản sao, sao chép, văn bản 副本, 复制

copy

n. copia; imitación;
vt. copiar; imitar.
References in classic literature ?
Her teachers complained that instead of doing her sums she covered her slate with animals, the blank pages of her atlas were used to copy maps on, and caricatures of the most ludicrous description came fluttering out of all her books at unlucky moments.
Enough now to show you an old map I found, or, rather, a copy of it, and some of the papers that tell of the idol," and he spread out his packet of papers on the table in front of him, his eyes shining with excitement and pleasure.
As to the books and furniture of the schoolhouse, they belonged to the community, excepting Cotton Mather's History of Witchcraft, a New England Almanac, and book of dreams and fortune-telling; in which last was a sheet of foolscap much scribbled and blotted in several fruitless attempts to make a copy of verses in honor of the heiress of Van Tassel.
I turned and saw that Flora, whom, ten minutes before, I had established in the schoolroom with a sheet of white paper, a pencil, and a copy of nice "round o's," now presented herself to view at the open door.
In judging of that tempestuous wind called Euroclydon, says an old writer --of whose works I possess the only copy extant -- it maketh a marvellous difference, whether thou lookest out at it from a glass window where the frost is all on the outside, or whether thou observest it from that sashless window, where the frost is on both sides, and of which the wight Death is the only glazier.
Now when these poor sun-burnt mariners, bare-footed, and with their trowsers rolled high up on their eely legs, had wearily hauled their fat fish high and dry, promising themselves a good 150 pounds from the precious oil and bone; and in fantasy sipping rare tea with their wives, and good ale with their cronies, upon the strength of their respective shares; up steps a very learned and most Christian and charitable gentleman, with a copy of Blackstone under his arm; and laying it upon the whale's head, he says -- Hands off
In a certain city of the country it had over forty of its "Army" in the headquarters of the Telegraph Trust, and no message of importance to Socialists ever went through that a copy of it did not go to the "Appeal.
He was very busily intent at this moment on a slate lying before him, on which he was carefully and slowly endeavoring to accomplish a copy of some letters, in which operation he was overlooked by young Mas'r George, a smart, bright boy of thirteen, who appeared fully to realize the dignity of his position as instructor.
You will not be ashamed of her looks, for she is a copy in little of her beautiful mother - and it is that Andalusian beauty which is not surpassable, even in your country.
I kept a copy, but gave the original to the Burgomaster.
He asked her how she could bear to go off chambermaiding and leave her boys; and chaffingly offered to copy off a series of their fingerprints, reaching up to their twelfth year, for her to remember them by; but she sobered in a moment, wondering if he suspected anything; then she said she believed she didn't want them.
I'll copy out the poetry I was making while I was lying in the paint.