Cop·y v. t. [imp. & p. p. Copied p. pr. & vb. n. Copying.]
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.
adj : derived by copying something else; especially by following
lines seen through a transparent sheet [syn: traced]
n 1: a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or
school record) [syn: transcript]
2: a secondary representation of an original; "she made a copy
of the designer dress"
3: matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials [syn:
4: material suitable for a journalistic account; "catastrophes
make good copy"
v 1: copy down as is; "The students were made to copy the
alphabet over and over"
2: reproduce someone's behavior or looks; "The mime imitated
the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or
older siblings" [syn: imitate, simulate]
3: biology: reproduce or make an exact copy of; "replicate the
cell"; "copy the genetic information" [syn: replicate]
4: make a replica of; "copy that drawing"; "re-create a picture
by Rembrandt" [syn: re-create]