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Cop

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Copn. [AS. cop; cf. G. kopf head. Cf. Cup, Cob.].
  •  The top of a thing; the head; a crest.  [1913 Webster]
    "Cop they used to call
    The tops of many hills.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  A conical or conical-ended mass of coiled thread, yarn, or roving, wound upon a spindle, etc.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A tube or quill upon which silk is wound.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Same as Merlon.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A policeman.  [1913 Webster]
Cop waste, a kind of cotton waste, composed chiefly of remnants of cops from which the greater part of the yarn has been unwound.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Cop, n. & v. sl.
--n.
1 a policeman.
2 Brit. a capture or arrest (it's a fair cop).
--v.tr. (copped, copping)
1 catch or arrest (an offender).
2 receive, suffer.
3 take, seize.

Idiom
cop it 1 get into trouble; be punished.
2 be killed. cop out 1 withdraw; give up an attempt.
2 go back on a promise.
3 escape.
cop-out n.
1 a cowardly or feeble evasion.
2 an escape; a way of escape. cop-shop a police station. not much (or no) cop Brit. of little or no value or use.
Cop, n. (in spinning) a conical ball of thread wound on a spindle.

Etymology
OE cop summit

THESAURUS

Cop

Dogberry, John Law, abstract, and, annex, appropriate, bag, bluecoat, bobby, boost, borrow, bull, cabbage, clout, complex cone, cone, conelet, conoid, copper, cornet, crib, defraud, dick, embezzle, extort, filch, flatfoot, flattie, funnel, fuzz, gendarme, gumshoe, heat, hook, ice-cream cone, lift, make off with, man, nab, nip, officer, palm, peeler, pig, pilfer, pinch, pine cone, poach, purloin, run away with, rustle, scrounge, shamus, shoplift, snare, snatch, snitch, steal, swindle, swipe, take, the cops, the fuzz, the law, thieve, walk off with

ROGET THESAURUS

Cop

Safety

N safety, security, surety, impregnability, invulnerability, invulnerableness, danger past, danger over, storm blown over, coast clear, escape, means of escape, blow valve, safety valve, release valve, sniffing valve, safeguard, palladium, guardianship, wardship, wardenship, tutelage, custody, safekeeping, preservation, protection, auspices, safe-conduct, escort, convoy, guard, shield, guardian angel, tutelary god, tutelary deity, tutelary saint, genius loci, protector, guardian, warden, warder, preserver, custodian, duenna, chaperon, third person, watchdog, bandog, Cerberus, watchman, patrolman, policeman, cop, dick, fuzz, smokey, peeler, zarp, sentinel, sentry, scout, garrison, guardship, refuge &c, anchor, precaution, quarantine, cordon sanitaire, confidence, protect, take care of, preserve, cover, screen, shelter, shroud, flank, ward, guard, secure, entrench, intrench, fence round, house, nestle, ensconce, take charge of, escort, convoy, garrison, watch, mount guard, patrol, make assurance doubly sure, take up a loose thread, take precautions, double reef topsails, seek safety, take shelter, find shelter, Adj, safe, secure, sure, in safety, in security, on the safe side, under the shield of, under the shade of, under the wing of, under the shadow of one's wing, under cover, under lock and key, out of danger, out of the woods, out of the meshes, out of harm's way, unharmed, unscathed, on sure ground, at anchor, high and dry, above water, unthreatened, unmolested, protected, cavendo tutus, panoplied, snug, seaworthy, weatherproof, waterproof, fireproof, defensible, tenable, proof against, invulnerable, unassailable, unattackable, impenetrable, impregnable, imperdible, inexpugnable, Achillean, safe and sound, scathless, unhazarded, not dangerous, unthreatening, harmless, friendly (cooperative), protecting, protective, guardian, tutelary, preservative, trustworthy, ex abundanti cautela, with impunity, all's well, salva res est, suave mari magno, a couvert, e terra alterius spectare laborem, Dieu vous garde.

Jurisdiction

N jurisdiction, judicature, administration of justice, soc, executive, commission of the peace, magistracy, judge, tribunal, municipality, corporation, bailiwick, shrievalty, lord lieutenant, sheriff, shire reeve, shrieve, constable, selectman, police, police force, the fuzz, constabulary, bumbledom, gendarmerie, officer, bailiff, tipstaff, bum-bailiff, catchpoll, beadle, policeman, cop, police constable, police sergeant, sbirro, alguazil, gendarme, kavass, lictor, mace bearer, huissier, bedel, tithingman, press gang, exciseman, gauger, gager, customhouse officer, douanier, coroner, edile, aedile, portreeve, paritor, posse comitatus, bureau, cutcherry, department, secretariat, long arm of the law, extradition, executive, administrative, municipal, inquisitorial, causidical, judicatory, judiciary, judicial, juridical, coram judice.


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