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Definition 1: a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where copy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she made a copy of the designer dress
  • the clone was a copy of its ancestor

(copy is a kind of ...) a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something

(... is a kind of copy ) a distorted projection or perspective; especially an image distorted in such a way that it becomes visible only when viewed in a special manner

(... is a kind of copy ) one of three copies; any of three things that correspond to one another exactly

(... is a kind of copy ) copy that is not the original; something that has been copied

(... is a kind of copy ) any four copies; any of four things that correspond to one another exactly

"it was signed in quadruplicate"

(... is a kind of copy ) a copy of a movie on film (especially a particular version of it)

(... is a kind of copy ) a photographic copy of written or printed or graphic work

(... is a kind of copy ) slightly modified copy; not an exact copy

"a modification of last year's model"

(... is a kind of copy ) a copy that reproduces a person or thing in greatly reduced size

(... is a kind of copy ) an unauthorized copy or imitation

(... is a kind of copy ) something copied or derived from an original

(... is a kind of copy ) an exact copy or reproduction

(... is a kind of copy ) a copy that corresponds to an original exactly

"he made a duplicate for the files"

(... is a kind of copy ) object formed by a mold

(... is a kind of copy ) a copy made with carbon paper

(... is a kind of copy ) a copy made by a xerographic copier

Definition 2: a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record) - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for copy in the sense of this definition

(copy is a kind of ...) a written document preserving knowledge of facts or events

(copy belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 3: matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for copy in the sense of this definition

(copy is a kind of ...) the words of something written

"there were more than a thousand words of text" "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech" "he wants to reconstruct the original text"

(... is a kind of copy ) (computer science) a copy of the contents of a computer storage device; sometimes used in debugging programs

(... is a kind of copy ) a clean copy of a corrected draft

(... is a kind of copy ) copy to fill space between more important articles in the layout of a magazine or newspaper

Definition 4: material suitable for a journalistic account - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where copy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • catastrophes make good copy

(copy is a kind of ...) information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form

"the archives provided rich material for a definitive biography"

(... is made of the substance copy) newspapers and magazines collectively

Definition 5: reproduce someone's behavior or looks - [verb of creation]

Samples where copy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The mime imitated the passers-by
  • Children often copy their parents or older siblings

Synonyms for copy in the sense of this definition

(copy is a kind of ...) make a copy or equivalent of

"reproduce the painting"

(... is a kind of copy ) behave in accordance or in agreement with

"Follow a pattern" "Follow my example"

(... is a kind of copy ) imitate with mockery and derision

"The children mocked their handicapped classmate"

(... is a kind of copy ) mimic or imitate in an amusing or satirical manner

"This song takes off from a famous aria"

(... is a kind of copy ) imitate (a person or manner), especially for satirical effect

"The actor mimicked the President very accurately"

(... is a kind of copy ) plan or create according to a model or models

(... is a kind of copy ) imitate in behavior; take as a model

"Teenagers follow their friends in everything"

(... is a kind of copy ) strive to equal or match, especially by imitating

"He is emulating the skating skills of his older sister"

Definition 6: make a replica of - [verb of creation]

Samples where copy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • copy that drawing
  • re-create a picture by Rembrandt

Synonyms for copy in the sense of this definition

(copy is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(... is a kind of copy ) make multiple copies of

"multiply a letter"

(... is a kind of copy ) make a reproduction or copy of

(... is a kind of copy ) copy by following the lines of the original drawing on a transparent sheet placed upon it; make a tracing of

"trace a design" "trace a pattern"

(... is a kind of copy ) make a copy of (a computer file) especially for storage in another place as a security copy

"You'd better back up these files!"

(... is a kind of copy ) copy on a duplicator

"hectograph the hand-outs"

(... is a kind of copy ) make multiple identical copies of

"people can clone a sheep nowadays"

(... is a kind of copy ) print copies from (a prepared stencil) using a mimeograph

"She mimeographed the syllabus"

(... is a kind of copy ) make copies on a Roneograph

Definition 7: reproduce or make an exact copy of - [verb of creation]

Samples where copy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • replicate the cell
  • copy the genetic information

Synonyms for copy in the sense of this definition

(copy is a kind of ...) make or do or perform again

"He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick"

(copy belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

Definition 8: copy down as is - [verb of creation]

Samples where copy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The students were made to copy the alphabet over and over

(copy is a kind of ...) mark or trace on a surface

"The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper" "Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet"

(... is a kind of copy ) copy again

"The child had to recopy the homework"

(... is a kind of copy ) copy very carefully and as accurately as possible

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