Copy Cop"y, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Copied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Copying}.] [Cf. F. copir, fr. LL. copiare. See {Copy}, n.] 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. [1913 Webster]

I like the work well; ere it be demanded (As like enough it will), I'd have it copied. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Let this be copied out, And keep it safe for our remembrance. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To imitate; to attempt to resemble, as in manners or course of life. [1913 Webster]

We copy instinctively the voices of our companions, their accents, and their modes of pronunciation. --Stewart. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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