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copulation | copulative | copulative conjunction | copulatively | copulatory | copy | copy cat | copy editing | copy editor | copy out | copybook

copy

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Noun, Verb (usu participle)
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cop=y
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10 in 9 verses (in OT : 10 in 9 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

copyn. [F. copie, fr. L. copia abundance, number, LL. also, a transcript; co- + the root of opes riches. See Opulent, and cf. Copious.].
  •  An abundance or plenty of anything.  [1913 Webster]
    "She was blessed with no more copy of wit, but to serve his humor thus."  [1913 Webster]
  •  An imitation, transcript, or reproduction of an original work; as, a copy of a letter, an engraving, a painting, or a statue.  [1913 Webster]
    "I have not the vanity to think my copy equal to the original."  [1913 Webster]
  •  An individual book, or a single set of books containing the works of an author; as, a copy of the Bible; a copy of the works of Addison.  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which is to be imitated, transcribed, or reproduced; a pattern, model, or example; as, his virtues are an excellent copy for imitation.  [1913 Webster]
    "Let him first learn to write, after a copy, all the letters."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Manuscript or printed matter to be set up in type; as, the printers are calling for more copy.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A writing paper of a particular size. Same as Bastard. See under Paper.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Copyhold; tenure; lease.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
Copy book, a book in which copies are written or printed for learners to imitate. -- Examined copies (Law), those which have been compared with the originals. -- Exemplified copies, those which are attested under seal of a court. -- Certified copies or Office copies, those which are made or attested by officers having charge of the originals, and authorized to give copies officially. Abbot.
Syn. -- Imitation; transcript; duplicate; counterfeit.
copyv. t. [Cf. F. copir, fr. LL. copiare. See Copy, n.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "I like the work well; ere it be demanded
    (As like enough it will), I'd have it copied.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Let this be copied out,
    And keep it safe for our remembrance.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To imitate; to attempt to resemble, as in manners or course of life.  [1913 Webster]
    "We copy instinctively the voices of our companions, their accents, and their modes of pronunciation."  [1913 Webster]
copyv. i. 
  •  To make a copy or copies; to imitate.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To yield a duplicate or transcript; as, the letter did not copy well.  [1913 Webster]
    "Some . . . never fail, when they copy, to follow the bad as well as the good things."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

copy, n. & v.
--n. (pl. -ies)
1 a thing made to imitate or be identical to another.
2 a single specimen of a publication or issue (ordered twenty copies).
3 a matter to be printed. b material for a newspaper or magazine article (scandals make good copy). c the text of an advertisement.
4 a a model to be copied. b a page written after a model (of penmanship).
--v. (-ies, -ied)
1 tr. a make a copy of. b (often foll. by out) transcribe.
2 intr. make a copy, esp. clandestinely.
3 tr. (foll. by to) send a copy of (a letter) to a third party.

Idiom
copy-edit edit (copy) for printing. copy editor a person who edits copy for printing. copy-typist a person who makes typewritten transcripts of documents.
Etymology
ME f. OF copie, copier, ult. f. L copia abundance (in med.L = transcript)

THESAURUS

copy

Doppelganger, Photostat, Xerox, abstract, abstraction, act, act a part, act as, act like, act out, actual thing, adopt, affect, agent, altarpiece, alternate, alternative, analogy, ape, appear like, approach, appropriate, approximate, arrangement, article, assume, autograph, back number, backup, be like, be redolent of, bear resemblance, beat, block print, blueprint, borrow, brainchild, bring to mind, brouillon, budget of news, burlesque, call to mind, call up, carbon, carbon copy, cartoon, chalk, change, changeling, charcoal, chart, chorus, clone, collage, collection, color, color print, come again, come close, come near, companion, compare with, comparison, composed matter, composition, computer printout, copy out, correspond, counterfeit, counterpart, crayon, crib, crosshatch, cyclorama, dash off, daub, dead matter, dead ringer, delineate, delineation, depict, deputy, derive from, design, diagram, diptych, ditto, do, do a repeat, do again, do like, do over, document, doodle, double, draft, draw, draw up, drawing, dummy, dupe, duplicate, duplication, ebauche, echo, edit, edited version, edition, effigy, elevation, emulate, enact, enface, engraving, engross, engrossment, equal, equivalent, ersatz, esquisse, essay, evoke, exact counterpart, exact likeness, example, exchange, exclusive, facsimile, fair copy, fake, favor, fellow, fiction, figure, fill-in, final draft, finished version, first draft, flimsy, follow, forge, fresco, geminate, ghost, ghostwriter, go like, graph, ground plan, hatch, hectograph, hoke, hoke up, holograph, homograph, homonym, homophone, house plan, hymnal, hymnbook, ichnography, icon, idem, identical same, idol, illumination, illustration, image, imitate, imitation, impersonate, impress, impression, imprint, infringe, ingeminate, inscribe, instrumental score, issue, knockoff, letter, library, library edition, libretto, likeness, limn, literae scriptae, literary artefact, literary production, literature, live matter, living image, living picture, locum tenens, look like, lucubration, lute tablature, make a recension, make like, make out, make over, make use of, makeshift, manifold, manuscript, masquerade as, match, mate, matter, metaphor, metonymy, microcopy, microfilm, mime, mimeo, mimeograph, mimic, miniature, mirror, mirroring, mock, mock-up, model, montage, mosaic, multigraph, multiply by two, mural, music, music paper, music roll, musical notation, musical score, near, nearly reproduce, news item, next best thing, no other, none other, nonfiction, not tell apart, notation, number, opera, opera score, opus, orchestral score, original, outline, paint, paint a picture, palingenesis, panorama, pantomime, paper, parallel, paraphrase, parchment, parody, parrot, part, partake of, pass for, pattern, pen, pencil, penscript, perform, personate, personnel, phony, photocopy, photograph, piano score, picture, picturize, piece, piece of writing, pinch hitter, pirate, plagiarize, play, play a part, plot, poem, portrait, portray, pose as, pretend to be, print, printed matter, printing, printout, production, profile, projection, proxy, push the pen, put in writing, quadruplicate, quote, re-create, re-creation, re-form, re-formation, reading matter, rebirth, rebuild, rebuilding, recense, recension, reconstitute, reconstitution, reconstruct, reconstruction, record, redesign, redo, redoing, redouble, reduplicate, reduplication, reecho, reedition, reestablish, reestablishment, refashion, refashioning, reflect, reflection, refound, regenerate, regeneration, regenesis, regurgitate, reincarnate, reinstitute, reinstitution, reissue, relief, remake, remaking, remind one of, renascence, renew, renovate, renovation, reorganization, reorganize, repeat, repetition, replacement, replica, replicate, replication, representation, representative, reprint, reprinting, reproduce, reproduction, resemblance, resemble, reserves, reshape, reshaping, restoration, restore, restructure, restructuring, resurrect, resurrection, revise, revision, revival, revive, rewrite, ringer, rough, rubbing, sample, savor of, say again, school edition, scoop, score, scratch, screed, scribe, scrip, script, scrive, scroll, scumble, second draft, second string, secondary, seem like, selfsame, semblance, series, set, shade, shadow, sham, sheet music, short score, sign, similitude, simulacrum, simulate, skeleton, sketch, smack of, songbook, songster, sound like, spares, specimen, spill ink, spit and image, spitting image, spoil paper, spot news, stack up with, stained glass window, stand-in, standing matter, stat, steal, stencil, still life, story, sub, substituent, substitute, substitution, succedaneum, suggest, superscribe, superseder, supplanter, surrogate, symbol, synecdoche, synonym, tablature, table, tableau, take, take after, take off, take on, take over, tapestry, text, the same, the same difference, the written word, third string, tint, token, trace, tracing, trade book, trade edition, transcribe, transcript, transcription, travesty, triplicate, triptych, twin, type, typescript, understudy, utility player, version, very image, very picture, very same, vicar, vice-president, vice-regent, vocal score, volume, wall painting, work, working drawing, write, write down, write out, writing, written music

ROGET THESAURUS

copy

Writing

N writing, chirography, stelography, cerography, penmanship, craftmanship, quill driving, typewriting, writing, manuscript, MS, literae scriptae, these presents, stroke of the pen, dash of the pen, coupe de plume, line, headline, pen and ink, letter, uncial writing, cuneiform character, arrowhead, Ogham, Runes, hieroglyphic, contraction, Brahmi, Devanagari, Nagari, script, shorthand, stenography, brachygraphy, tachygraphy, secret writing, writing in cipher, cryptography, stenography, phonography, pasigraphy, Polygraphy, logography, copy, transcript, rescript, rough copy, fair copy, handwriting, signature, sign manual, autograph, monograph, holograph, hand, fist, calligraphy, good hand, running hand, flowing hand, cursive hand, legible hand, bold hand, cacography, griffonage, barbouillage, bad hand, cramped hand, crabbed hand, illegible hand, scribble, pattes de mouche, ill-formed letters, pothooks and hangers, stationery, pen, quill, goose quill, pencil, style, paper, foolscap, parchment, vellum, papyrus, tablet, slate, marble, pillar, table, blackboard, ink bottle, ink horn, ink pot, ink stand, ink well, typewriter, transcription, inscription, superscription, graphology, composition, authorship, cacoethes scribendi, graphoidea, graphomania, phrenoia, writer, scribe, amanuensis, scrivener, secretary, clerk, penman, copyist, transcriber, quill driver, stenographer, typewriter, typist, writer for the press, writing, written, in writing, in black and white, under one's hand, uncial, Runic, cuneiform, hieroglyphical, currente calamo, pen in hand, audacter et sincere, le style est l'homme meme, nature's noblest gift - my gray goose quill, scribendi recte sapere et principium et fons, that mighty instrument of little men, the pen became a clarion.

VB write, pen, copy, engross, write out, write out fair, transcribe, scribble, scrawl, scrabble, scratch, interline, stain paper, write down, sign, enface, compose, indite, draw up, draft, formulate, dictate, inscribe, throw on paper, dash off, manifold, take up the pen, take pen in hand, shed ink, spill ink, dip one's pen in ink.

Printing

N printing, block printing, type-printing, plate printing, (engraving), the press, composition, print, letterpress, text, context, note, page, column, typography, stereotype, electrotype, aprotype, type, black letter, font, fount, pi, pie, capitals, brevier, bourgeois, pica boldface, capitals, caps, catchword, composing-frame, composing room, composing rule, composing stand, composing stick, italics, justification, linotype, live matter, logotype, lower case, upper case, make-up, matrix, matter, monotype, 4-1/2 point, 5 point, 5-1/2 point, 6 point, 7 point, 8 point, press room, press work, reglet, roman, running head, running title, scale, serif, shank, sheet work, shoulder, signature, slug, underlay, folio, copy, impression, pull, proof, revise, author's proof, galley proof, press proof, press revise, printer, compositor, reader, printer's devil copyholder, printed, in type, typographical, solid in galleys.

Plan

N plan, scheme, design, project, proposal, proposition, suggestion, resolution, motion, precaution, deep- laid plan, system, organization, germ, sketch, skeleton, outline, draught, draft, ebauche, brouillon, rough cast, rough draft, draught copy, copy, proof, revise, drawing, scheme, schematic, graphic, chart, flow chart (representation), forecast, program, programme, prospectus, carte du pays, card, bill, protocol, order of the day, list of agenda, bill of fare, base of operations, platform, plank, slate, ticket, role, policy, contrivance, invention, expedient, receipt, nostrum, artifice, device, pipelaying, stratagem, trick, alternative, loophole, shift, last shift, measure, step, stroke, stroke of policy, master stroke, trump card, court card, cheval de bataille, great gun, coup, coup d'etat, clever stroke, bold stroke, good move, good hit, good stroke, bright thought, bright idea, intrigue, cabal, plot, conspiracy, complot, machination, subplot, underplot, counterplot, schemer, schemist, schematist, strategist, machinator, projector, artist, promoter, designer, conspirator, intrigant, planned, strategic, strategical, planning, prepared, in course of preparation, under consideration, on the tapis, on the carpet, on the floor.

Imitation

N imitation, copying, transcription, repetition, duplication, reduplication, quotation, reproduction, mimeograph, xerox, facsimile, reprint, offprint, mockery, mimicry, simulation, impersonation, personation, representation, semblance, copy, assimilation, paraphrase, parody, take-off, lampoon, caricature, plagiarism, forgery, counterfeit, celluloid, imitator, echo, cuckoo, parrot, ape, monkey, mocking bird, mime, copyist, copycat, plagiarist, pirate, imitated, mock, mimic, modelled after, molded on, paraphrastic, literal, imitative, secondhand, imitable, aping, apish, mimicking, literally, to the letter, verbatim, literatim, sic, totidem verbis, word for word, mot a mot, exactly, precisely, like master like man, like - but oh! how different!, genius borrows nobly, pursuing echoes calling 'mong the rocks, quotation confesses inferiority, Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

VB imitate, copy, mirror, reflect, reproduce, repeat, do like, echo, reecho, catch, transcribe, match, parallel, mock, take off, mimic, ape, simulate, impersonate, personate, act, represent, counterfeit, parody, travesty, caricature, lampoon, burlesque, follow in the steps of, tread in the steps, follow in the footsteps of, follow in the wake of, take pattern by, follow suit, follow the example of, walk in the shoes of, take a leaf out of another's book, strike in with, follow suit, take after, model after, emulate.

Copy

N copy, facsimile, counterpart, effigies, effigy, form, likeness, image, picture, photo, xerox, similitude, semblance, ectype, photo offset, electrotype, imitation, model, representation, adumbration, study, portrait, resemblance, duplicate, reproduction, cast, tracing, reflex, reflexion, reflection, shadow, echo, transcript, transcription, recording, scan, chip off the old block, reprint, new printing, rechauffe, apograph, fair copy, parody, caricature, burlesque, travesty, travestie, paraphrase, derivative, derivation, modification, expansion, extension, revision, second edition, servile copy, servile imitation, plagiarism, counterfeit, fake, pasticcio, faithful, lifelike, close, conscientious, unoriginal, imitative, derivative.

Prototype

N prototype, original, model, pattern, precedent, standard, ideal, reference, scantling, type, archetype, antitype, protoplast, module, exemplar, example, ensample, paradigm, lay-figure, text, copy, design, fugleman, keynote, die, mold, matrix, last, plasm, proplasm, protoplasm, mint, seal, punch, intaglio, negative, stamp, a precedent embalms a principle, exempla sunt odiosa.

Deception

N deception, falseness, untruth, imposition, imposture, fraud, deceit, guile, fraudulence, fraudulency, covin, knavery, misrepresentation, bluff, straw-bail, straw bid, spoof, delusion, gullery, juggling, jugglery, slight of hand, legerdemain, prestigiation, prestidigitation, magic, conjuring, conjuration, hocus-pocus, escamoterie, jockeyship, trickery, coggery, chicanery, supercherie, cozenage, circumvention, ingannation, collusion, treachery, practical joke, trick, cheat, wile, blind, feint, plant, bubble, fetch, catch, chicane, juggle, reach, hocus, bite, card sharping, stacked deck, loaded dice, quick shuffle, double dealing, dealing seconds, dealing from the bottom of the deck, artful dodge, swindle, tricks upon travelers, stratagem, confidence trick, fake, hoax, theft, ballot-box stuffing, barney, brace game, bunko game, drop game, gum game, panel game, shell game, thimblerig, skin game, snare, trap, pitfall, decoy, gin, springe, springle, noose, hoot, bait, decoy-duck, tub to the whale, baited trap, guet-a-pens, cobweb, net, meshes, toils, mouse trap, birdlime, dionaea, Venus's flytrap, ambush, trapdoor, sliding panel, false bottom, spring-net, spring net, spring gun, mask, masked battery, mine, flytrap, green goods, panel house, Cornish hug, wolf in sheep's clothing, disguise, disguisement, false colors, masquerade, mummery, borrowed plumes, pattes de velours, mockery, copy, counterfeit, sham, make- believe, forgery, fraud, lie, a delusion a mockery and a snare, hollow mockery, whited sepulcher, painted sepulcher, tinsel, paste, junk jewelry, costume jewelry, false jewelry, synthetic jewels, scagliola, ormolu, German silver, albata, paktong, white metal, Britannia metal, paint, veneer, jerry building, man of straw, illusion, ignis fatuus, mirage, deceived, deceiving, cunning, prestigious, prestigiatory, deceptive, deceptious, deceitful, covinous, delusive, delusory, illusive, illusory, elusive, insidious, ad captandum vulgus, untrue, mock, sham, make-believe, counterfeit, snide, pseudo, spurious, supposititious, so-called, pretended, feigned, trumped up, bogus, scamped, fraudulent, tricky, factitious bastard, surreptitious, illegitimate, contraband, adulterated, sophisticated, unsound, rotten at the core, colorable, disguised, meretricious, tinsel, pinchbeck, plated, catchpenny, Brummagem, artificial, synthetic, ersatz, simulated, under false colors, under the garb of, under cover of, over the left, keep the word of promise to the ear and break it t, fronti nulla fides, ah that deceit should steal such gentle shapes, a quicksand of deceit, decipimur specie recti, falsi crimen, fraus est celare fraudem, lupus in fabula, so smooth, he daubed his vice with show of virtue.

Record

N record, trace, vestige, relic, remains, scar, cicatrix, footstep, footmark, footprint, pug, track mark, wake, trail, scent, piste, monument, hatchment, slab, tablet, trophy, achievement, obelisk, pillar, column, monolith, memorial, memento, testimonial, medal, commemoration, record, note, minute, register, registry, roll, cartulary, diptych, Domesday book, catalogue raisonne, entry, memorandum, indorsement, inscription, copy, duplicate, docket, notch, muniment, deed, document, deposition, proces verbal, affidavit, certificate, notebook, memorandum book, memo book, pocketbook, commonplace book, portfolio, pigeonholes, excerpta, adversaria, jottings, dottings, gazette, gazetteer, newspaper, daily, magazine, almanac, almanack, calendar, ephemeris, diary, log, journal, daybook, ledger, cashbook, petty cashbook, professional journal, scientific literature, the literature, primary literature, secondary literature, article, review article, archive, scroll, state paper, return, blue book, statistics, compte rendu, Acts of, Transactions of, Proceedings of, Hansard's Debates, chronicle, annals, legend, history, biography, Congressional Records, registration, registry, enrollment, inrollment, tabulation, entry, booking, signature, recorder, journalism, recording, tape recording, videotape, compact disk, floppy disk, diskette, hard disk, Winchester disk, read-only memory, ROM, write once read mostly memory, WORM, on record, exegi monumentum aere perennium, read their history in a nation's eyes, records that defy the tooth of time.

Representation

N representation, representment, imitation, illustration, delineation, depictment, imagery, portraiture, iconography, design, designing, art, fine arts, painting, sculpture, engraving, photography, cinematography, radiography, autoradiography, fluorography, sciagraphy, personation, personification, impersonation, drama, picture, photo, photograph, daguerreotype, snapshot, X-ray photo, movie film, movie, tracing, scan, TV image, video image, image file, graphics, computer graphics, televideo, closed-circuit TV, copy, drawing, sketch, drought, draft, plot, chart, figure, scheme, image, likeness, icon, portrait, striking likeness, speaking likeness, very image, effigy, facsimile, figure, figure head, puppet, doll, figurine, aglet, manikin, lay- figure, model, mammet, marionette, fantoccini, waxwork, bust, statue, statuette, ideograph, hieroglyphic, anaglyph, kanji, diagram, monogram, map, plan, chart, ground plan, projection, elevation (plan), ichnography, cartography, atlas, outline, scheme, view, radiograph, scotograph, sciagraph, spectrogram, heliogram, represent, representing, representative, illustrative, represented, imitative, figurative, iconic, like, graphic, cinquecento quattrocento, trecento.

VB copy, drawing, sketch, drought, draft, plot, chart, figure, scheme, image, likeness, icon, portrait, striking likeness, speaking likeness, very image, effigy, facsimile, figure, figure head, puppet, doll, figurine, aglet, manikin, lay- figure, model, mammet, marionette, fantoccini, waxwork, bust, statue, statuette, ideograph, hieroglyphic, anaglyph, kanji, diagram, monogram, map, plan, chart, ground plan, projection, elevation (plan), ichnography, cartography, atlas, outline, scheme, view, radiograph, scotograph, sciagraph, spectrogram, heliogram, V, represent, delineate, depict, depicture, portray, take a likeness, catch a likeness, hit off, photograph, daguerreotype, snapshot, figure, shadow forth, shadow out, adumbrate, body forth, describe, trace, copy, mold, dress up, illustrate, symbolize, paint, carve, engrave, personate, personify, impersonate, assume a character, pose as, act, play, mimic, hold the mirror up to nature, copy, drawing, sketch, drought, draft, plot, chart, figure, scheme, image, likeness, icon, portrait, striking likeness, speaking likeness, very image, effigy, facsimile, figure, figure head, puppet, doll, figurine, aglet, manikin, lay- figure, model, mammet, marionette, fantoccini, waxwork, bust, statue, statuette, ideograph, hieroglyphic, anaglyph, kanji, diagram, monogram, map, plan, chart, ground plan, projection, elevation (plan), ichnography, cartography, atlas, outline, scheme, view, radiograph, scotograph, sciagraph, spectrogram, heliogram, V, represent, delineate, depict, depicture, portray, take a likeness, catch a likeness, hit off, photograph, daguerreotype, snapshot, figure, shadow forth, shadow out, adumbrate, body forth, describe, trace, copy, mold, dress up, illustrate, symbolize, paint, carve, engrave, personate, personify, impersonate, assume a character, pose as, act, play, mimic, hold the mirror up to nature.


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