Definition of Copy

1. Noun. A reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record).

Exact synonyms: Transcript
Generic synonyms: Written Account, Written Record
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Copyist

2. Verb. Copy down as is. "The students were made to copy the alphabet over and over"
Generic synonyms: Write
Specialized synonyms: Recopy, Copy Out
Derivative terms: Copying, Copyist

3. Noun. A thing made to be similar or identical to another thing. "The clone was a copy of its ancestor"

4. Verb. Reproduce someone's behavior or looks. "Children often copy their parents or older siblings"
Exact synonyms: Imitate, Simulate
Specialized synonyms: Conform To, Follow, Mock, Take Off, Mime, Mimic, Model, Pattern, Follow, Take After, Emulate
Generic synonyms: Reproduce
Derivative terms: Copying, Imitation, Imitative, Imitator

5. Noun. Matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials.
Exact synonyms: Written Matter
Generic synonyms: Text, Textual Matter
Specialized synonyms: Dump, Fair Copy, Filler

6. Verb. Reproduce or make an exact copy of. "Copy the genetic information"
Exact synonyms: Replicate
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Generic synonyms: Double, Duplicate, Reduplicate, Repeat, Replicate
Derivative terms: Replication

7. Noun. Material suitable for a journalistic account. "Catastrophes make good copy"
Substance meronyms: Journalism, News Media
Generic synonyms: Material

8. Verb. Make a replica of. "Re-create a picture by Rembrandt"
Exact synonyms: Re-create
Specialized synonyms: Manifold, Imitate, Trace, Back Up, Hectograph, Clone, Mimeo, Mimeograph, Roneo
Generic synonyms: Create, Make
Derivative terms: Copier, Copying, Copyist, Re-creation

Definition of Copy

1. n. An abundance or plenty of anything.

2. v. t. To make a copy or copies of; to write; print, engrave, or paint after an original; to duplicate; to reproduce; to transcribe; as, to copy a manuscript, inscription, design, painting, etc.; -- often with out, sometimes with off.

3. v. i. To make a copy or copies; to imitate.

Definition of Copy

1. Noun. The result of copying (''confer'' original); an identical duplication. ¹

2. Noun. An imitation, sometimes of inferior quality. ¹

3. Noun. (journalism) The text that is to be typeset. ¹

4. Noun. (journalism) A gender-neutral abbreviation for copy boy ¹

5. Noun. (context: marketing) The output of copywriters, who are employed to write material which encourages consumers to buy goods or services. ¹

6. Noun. The text of newspaper articles. ¹

7. Noun. A school work pad. ¹

8. Noun. A printed edition of a book or magazine. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To produce an object identical to a given object. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive computing) To place a copy of an object in memory for later use. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To imitate. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) (context: radio) Receive a transmission successfully. ¹

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Definition of Copy

1. to imitate [v COPIED, COPYING, COPIES] : COPYABLE [adj] - See also: imitate

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Copy

copulative conjunction
copy (current term)
copy-number variant
copy and paste
copy boy
copy boys
copy cat
copy choice
copy constructor
copy desk
copy edit
copy edited
copy editing
copy editor

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