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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Copy  \Cop"y\  (k[o^]p"[y^]),  n.;  pl  {Copies}  (-[i^]z).  [F. 
  copie,  fr  L.  copia  abundance,  number,  LL  also  a 
  transcript;  co-  +  the  root  of  opes  riches.  See  {Opulent},  and 
  cf  {Copious}.] 
  1.  An  abundance  or  plenty  of  anything  [Obs.] 
 
  She  was  blessed  with  no  more  copy  of  wit,  but  to 
  serve  his  humor  thus  --B.  Jonson 
 
  2.  An  imitation,  transcript,  or  reproduction  of  an  original 
  work  as  a  copy  of  a  letter,  an  engraving,  a  painting,  or 
  a  statue. 
 
  I  have  not  the  vanity  to  think  my  copy  equal  to  the 
  original.  --Denham. 
 
  3.  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. 
 
  4.  That  which  is  to  be  imitated,  transcribed,  or  reproduced; 
  a  pattern,  model,  or  example;  as  his  virtues  are  an 
  excellent  copy  for  imitation. 
 
  Let  him  first  learn  to  write,  after  a  copy,  all  the 
  letters.  --Holder. 
 
  5.  (print.)  Manuscript  or  printed  matter  to  be  set  up  in 
  type  as  the  printers  are  calling  for  more  copy. 
 
  6.  A  writing  paper  of  a  particular  size.  Same  as  {Bastard}. 
  See  under  {Paper}. 
 
  7.  Copyhold;  tenure;  lease.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  {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  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Copy  \Cop"y\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Copied};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Copying}.]  [Cf.  F.  copir,  fr  LL  copiare  See  {Copy},  n.] 
  1.  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 
 
  I  like  the  work  well  ere  it  be  demanded  (As  like 
  enough  it  will),  I'd  have  it  copied.  --Shak. 
 
  Let  this  be  copied  out  And  keep  it  safe  for  our 
  remembrance.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  imitate;  to  attempt  to  resemble,  as  in  manners  or 
  course  of  life. 
 
  We  copy  instinctively  the  voices  of  our  companions, 
  their  accents,  and  their  modes  of  pronunciation. 
  --Stewart. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Copy  \Cop"y\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  make  a  copy  or  copies;  to  imitate. 
 
  2.  To  yield  a  duplicate  or  transcript;  as  the  letter  did  not 
  copy  well 
 
  Some  .  .  .  never  fail  when  they  copy,  to  follow  the 
  bad  as  well  as  the  good  things  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  copy 
  n  1:  a  reproduction  of  a  written  record  (e.g.  of  a  legal  or 
  school  record)  [syn:  {transcript}] 
  2:  an  imitation  or  reproduction  of  an  original;  "she  made  a 
  copy  of  the  designer  dress" 
  3:  matter  to  be  printed;  exclusive  of  graphical  materials  [syn: 
  {written  matter}] 
  4:  material  suitable  for  a  journalistic  account;  "catastrophes 
  make  good  copy" 
  v  1:  copy  down  as  is 
  2:  produce  a  copy  of  "she  copied  the  famous  painting"  [syn:  {imitate}, 
  {simulate}] 
  3:  strive  to  equal  or  match  [syn:  {emulate}] 
  4:  imitate  in  behavior  or  appearance;  "She  is  imitating  the 
  comedian  very  well!";  "Her  little  brother  apes  her 
  behavior"  [syn:  {imitate},  {ape}] 
  5:  make  a  copy  of  "copy  that  drawing";  "re-create  a  picture  by 
  Rembrandt"  [syn:  {re-create}] 




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