Definition of Copybook

1. Noun. A book containing models of good penmanship; used in teaching penmanship.

Generic synonyms: Book



Definition of Copybook

1. Noun. A student’s exercise book containing samples of good handwriting to be copied ¹

2. Noun. (computing) A series of instructions or data definitions copied into multiple programs from a shared library; boilerplate ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Copybook

1. a book used in teaching penmanship [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Copybook

copy machine
copy number
copy number polymorphism
copy number variation
copy out
copy protection
copy room
copy shop
copy shops
copy sort
copy sorts
copy test
copy typist
copy writer
copyable
copybook (current term)
copybooks
copyboy
copyboys
copycat
copycats
copycatted
copycatter
copycatters
copycatting
copydesk
copydesks
copyedit
copyedited
copyediting

Literary usage of Copybook

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1. The Practical French Teacher: Or, A New Method of Learning to Read, Write by Norman Pinney (1852)
"I have not the paper ; I have the pencil and the copybook. ... No, sir ; you have not the coarse, carpet ; you have the old copybook and the pretty stick. ..."

2. One Year in Sweden: Including a Visit to the Isle of Götland by Horace Marryat (1862)
"... St. Henry — His holy thumb — Library-—• — Codex Argenteus — Erik's diary—Gustavian papers — His first copybook — Education — First and last Blue-book. ..."

3. The Practical French Teacher: Or, a New Method of Learning to Read, Write by Norman Pinney (1855)
"I have not the paper ; I have the pencil and the copybook. ... No, sir ; you have not the coarse carpet ; you have the old copybook and the pretty stick. ..."

4. Ollendorff's New Method of Learning to Read, Write, and Speak the French by Heinrich Gottfried Ollendorff, Victor Value (1860)
"Have I the copybook that you have ? (Have I the copybook you have ? ... What copybook have you? I have the big one which you have not. ..."

5. Ollendorff's New Method of Learning to Read, Write, and Speak the French by Heinrich Gottfried Ollendorff, Victor Value (1857)
"(Have I the copybook you hav« Î) as it is frequently in ... What copybook have you? I have the big one which you have not.—What horse has the shoemaker ? ..."

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