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Meaning & Definition of Copy in English

English

Copy

/kɑpi/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • transcript
  • ,
  • copy

2. A thing made to be similar or identical to another thing

  • "She made a copy of the designer dress"
  • "The clone was a copy of its ancestor"
    synonym:
  • copy

3. Matter to be printed

  • Exclusive of graphical materials
    synonym:
  • copy
  • ,
  • written matter

4. Material suitable for a journalistic account

  • "Catastrophes make good copy"
    synonym:
  • copy

verb

1. Copy down as is

  • "The students were made to copy the alphabet over and over"
    synonym:
  • copy

2. Reproduce someone's behavior or looks

  • "The mime imitated the passers-by"
  • "Children often copy their parents or older siblings"
    synonym:
  • imitate
  • ,
  • copy
  • ,
  • simulate

3. Reproduce or make an exact copy of

  • "Replicate the cell"
  • "Copy the genetic information"
    synonym:
  • replicate
  • ,
  • copy

4. Make a replica of

  • "Copy that drawing"
  • "Re-create a picture by rembrandt"
    synonym:
  • copy
  • ,
  • re-create

Examples of using

This copy of Windows is not genuine.
“I can bring my laptop for you to copy it.” “Oh, don’t bother, no need to carry it around, I’d rather give you a memory stick later.”
This painting is a good copy of the original.