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Definition of Copy


  1. An abundance or plenty of anything.
  2. An imitation, transcript, or reproduction of an original work; as, a copy of a letter, an engraving, a painting, or a statue.
  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.
  5. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. To imitate; to attempt to resemble, as in manners or course of life.
  10. To make a copy or copies; to imitate.
  11. To yield a duplicate or transcript; as, the letter did not copy well.

Copy Quotations

If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you'll achieve the same results.
Tony Robbins

Good artists copy, great artists steal.
Pablo Picasso

I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes.
Jimi Hendrix

You can't copy anybody and end with anything. If you copy, it means you're working without any real feeling.
Billie Holiday

When a company identifies how to integrate the processes needed to give the consumer a sense of job completion, it can blow away the competition. A product is easy to copy, but experiences are very hard to replicate.
Clayton M. Christensen
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Copy Translations

copy in Danish is kopi, kopiere, eksemplar
copy in Dutch is exemplaar, afdruk
copy in French is calquer, calquons, copions, calquent, calquez
copy in German is Abbild {n} (kopiert), abschreiben, kopieren
copy in Italian is copia, copiare, copia
copy in Latin is effingo
copy in Norwegian is avskrift, kopi
copy in Spanish is transcripcion, copiar, copia
copy in Swedish is avbilda, nummer, exemplar, avbild, kopia, kopiera
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