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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
copy (noun)
1.
an imitation, transcript, or reproduction of an original work (as a letter, a painting, a table, or a dress)
2.
one of a series of especially mechanical reproductions of an original impression , also an individual example of such a reproduction
3.
archaic something to be imitated - model
4.
a) matter to be set especially for printing
b) something considered printable or newsworthy - used without an article remarks that make good copy Norman Cousins
c) text especially of an advertisement
5.
- duplicate a copy of a computer file a copy of a gene reproduction
copy (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to make a copy or duplicate of - copy a document copy a computer file
2.
intransitive verb
to model oneself on
1.
to make a copy
2.
to undergo - copying the map did not copy well
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
copy (noun)
something that is made to look exactly like something else
SYNONIMS:
carbon, carbon copy, clone, dummy, dupe, duplicate, duplication, facsimile, imitation, mock, reduplication, replica, replication, reproduction
RELATED WORDS:
counterfeit, fake, forgery, knockoff, phony ( phoney), rip-off, rubber stamp, sham; miniature, mock-up, simulation; reconstruction, re-creation; image, likeness, semblance, shadow; impression, imprint, print; approximation, reincarnation, version; extra, reserve, spare
archetype, original, prototype
copy (verb)
1.
to make an exact likeness of
SYNONIMS:
clone, copycat, duplicate, imitate, reduplicate, render, replicate, reproduce
RELATED WORDS:
counterfeit, fake, forge, knock off, rip off; mimic, simulate; reconstruct, re-create
NEAR ANTONYMS:
create, imagine, initiate, invent
originate
copy (verb)
2.
to use (someone or something) as the model for one's speech, mannerisms, or behavior
SYNONIMS:
ape, copy, copycat, emulate, mime, mimic
RELATED WORDS:
ditto, echo, reecho, repeat; burlesque, caricature, lampoon, mock, parody, travesty; impersonate, perform, play; pantomime
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