1 reproduction, replica, facsimile, likeness, imitation, double, twin, duplication, duplicate, transcript, replication, carbon (copy), photocopy, print:
She found a copy of the lost manuscript.
2 example, sample, specimen:
How many copies of the book have been sold?
3 text, writing:
The copy is ready; we are waiting for the illustrations.
4 reproduce, duplicate, replicate, transcribe:
Don't copy others' work - they might be wrong.
5 imitate, mimic, impersonate, emulate, ape, parrot, echo:
Ted copies the rock stars in every possible detail of their dress and behaviour.
1 document/work of art
accurate, faithful, good | cheap, crude, poor
It was not the original painting, but a crude copy.
| carbon, duplicate, exact, facsimile, identical, perfect, true
The twins were carbon copies of each other. It must be certified as a true copy of the original document.
| draft, working | clean, fair | master, original, top
Take a photocopy of the master copy.
| additional, extra, further, spare | multiple
The photocopier had been set for multiple copies.
| modern | certified | photographic, photostat | back-up
Remember to make back-up copies of all your disks.
| hard, paper, printed
(computing) You will need to supply a hard copy version of all files.
VERB + COPY
make, print, run off, take
I ran off a couple of copies of the letter.
| attach, enclose, send
I attach a copy of the report. Please find enclosed a copy of the draft document.
| circulate, distribute, supply
Copies of the article were circulated to members of the committee.
| obtain, receive | keep
Remember to keep copies of all your correspondence.
2 book/newspaper/tape, etc.
additional, extra, further, spare | back, old
I have a few back copies of the newspaper.
Advance copies of the book were sent out to reviewers.
| review | complimentary, free
Free copies of the leaflet are available from the Department of the Environment.
| illegal, illicit, pirate/pirated, unauthorized | manuscript, printed, proof | bound, hardback, leather-bound, paperback, presentation
The candidate must submit two bound copies of his or her thesis.
| battered, tattered, well-thumbed
my battered copy of Shakespeare's plays
| perfect, pristine | personal
Charles I's personal copy of the psalter
VERB + COPY
circulate, distribute | sign
Author Bob Woodhouse will be signing copies of his new book.
COPY + VERB
Even with the new legislation pirate copies will circulate.
| be available
3 written material
good, great | advertising | editorial | knocking
(informal) Knocking copy (= writing that just says how bad sb/sth is)is simply lazy journalism.
VERB + COPY
edit, prepare, produce, write
The subeditors prepare the reporters' copy for the paper.
This will make great copy for the advertisement.
COPY + NOUN
editor | date, deadline
Copy date (= the date for handing in copy)for the next issue is 1 May.
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