copperplate


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cop·per·plate

 (kŏp′ər-plāt′)
n.
1. A copper printing plate engraved or etched to form a recessed pattern of the matter to be printed.
2. A print or engraving made by using such a plate.

copperplate

(ˈkɒpəˌpleɪt)
n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a polished copper plate on which a design has been etched or engraved
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a print taken from such a plate
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a fine handwriting based upon that used on copperplate engravings

cop•per•plate

(ˈkɒp ərˌpleɪt)

n.
1. a printing plate of copper that is engraved or etched.
2. a print made from such a plate.
3. a fine, elegant style of handwriting.
[1655–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.copperplate - a graceful style of handwriting based on the writing used on copperplate engravings
cursive, cursive script, longhand, running hand - rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and are cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper
2.copperplate - a print made from an engraved copperplate
print - a picture or design printed from an engraving
3.copperplate - an engraving consisting of a smooth plate of copper that has been etched or engraved
engraving - a block or plate or other hard surface that has been engraved
Translations

copperplate

[ˈkɒpəpleɪt] N (also copperplate writing) → letra f caligrafiada, caligrafía f

copperplate

[ˈkɒpəˌpleɪt] n (for engraving) → lastra di rame per incisione (also copperplate handwriting) → calligrafia chiara e regolare
References in classic literature ?
And it was the nixt mornin', sure, jist as I was making up me mind whither it wouldn't be the purlite thing to sind a bit o' writin' to the widdy by way of a love-litter, when up com'd the delivery servant wid an illigant card, and he tould me that the name on it (for I niver could rade the copperplate printin on account of being lift handed) was all about Mounseer, the Count, A Goose, Look -- aisy, Maiter-di-dauns, and that the houl of the divilish lingo was the spalpeeny long name of the little ould furrener Frinchman as lived over the way.
It was a thin book bound in faded morocco, with a copperplate engraving as a frontispiece; the pages were musty with age and stained with mould.
Jane's was a copperplate production, with every "t" nicely crossed and every "i" precisely dotted, and not an interesting sentence in it.
Jacobs himself, familiarly known as Old Goggles, from his habit of wearing spectacles, imposed no painful awe; and if it was the property of snuffy old hypocrites like him to write like copperplate and surround their signatures with arabesques, to spell without forethought, and to spout "my name is Norval" without bungling, Tom, for his part, was glad he was not in danger of those mean accomplishments.
The Forum included paintings, a display of paintings, models, and handicraft items of Fine Arts in photography, sculpture, and decoration, as well as the artistic presentation of some antiques, silverware, copperplate and antique collectibles.
In the Robinson Library's Special Collections, you can read about the siege of Newcastle during the English Civil War, see one of the most important and influential books in the history of medicine or look at copperplate engravings that helped to make the microscopic world visible for the first time.
Copperplate title pages, whose lines were more delicate and drawings more detailed, started to occur as well.
But just imagine for a moment that these words have been inked in looping copperplate on cream Basildon Bond paper.
Here also are the two preparatory drawings and the copperplate the artist made for the intimate etching of Six standing at the window and reading, with books and manuscripts piled up in the foreground.
62) There the Court held that ownership of a copperplate, acquired at a sheriff's auction, did not entitle its owner to reproduce the map engraved on it.
Adoption of the gold-plated copperplate in the structure has resulted in an extremely stable ground due to its low electric resistivity.
The transcription alone is no small achievement--especially when one sees Mabel's copperplate titles, reproduced as the section headings.