(noun, verb)


1. a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record)

Similar word(s): transcript

Definition categories: communication

2. a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing

- she made a copy of the designer dress

- the clone was a copy of its ancestor

Definition categories: man–made, representation

3. matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials

Definition categories: communication, text

4. material suitable for a journalistic account

- catastrophes make good copy

Definition categories: communication, material

Sentences with copy as a noun:

- That handbag is a copy. You can tell because the buckle is different.

- Submit all copy to the appropriate editor.

- Tim got in trouble for forgetting his maths copy.

- Have you seen the latest copy of "Newsweek" yet?

- His virtues are an excellent copy for imitation.


1. copy down as is

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

Definition categories: creation, write

2. reproduce someone's behavior or looks

- Children often copy their parents or older siblings

Similar word(s): imitate, simulate

Definition categories: creation, reproduce

3. reproduce or make an exact copy of

- copy the genetic information

Similar word(s): replicate

Definition categories: creation, double, duplicate, reduplicate, repeat, replicate

4. make a replica of

- copy that drawing

Definition categories: creation, create, make

Sentences with copy as a verb:

- Please copy these reports for me.

- First copy the files, and then paste them in another directory.

- Don't copy my dance moves.

- Mom, he's copying me!

- Do you copy?