• The result of copying; an identical duplicate of an original.
  • An imitation, sometimes of inferior quality.
  • The text that is to be typeset.
  • The output of copywriters, who are employed to write material which encourages consumers to buy goods or services.
  • The text of newspaper articles.
  • A school work pad.
  • A printed edition of a book or magazine.
  • Writing paper of a particular size, called also bastard.
  • That which is to be imitated, transcribed, or reproduced; a pattern, model, or example.
  • An abundance or plenty of anything.
  • copyhold; tenure; lease
  • (genetics) The result of gene or chromosomal duplication.


  • To produce an object identical to a given object.
  • To give or transmit a copy to (a person).
  • To place a copy of an object in memory for later use.
  • To imitate.
  • To receive a transmission successfully.


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  • From Middle English copy, copie, from Old French copie ("abundance, plenty; transcript, copy"), from Medieval Latin copia ("reproduction, transcript"), from Latin cōpia ("plenty, abundance"), from *coopia, from co- + ops. More at opulent.

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