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copy (make)

Definition:

to make a replica of

Class:

creation verb (sewing, baking, painting, performing, etc.)

Related to:

copier | copying | copyist

Past tense:

copied

Present participle:

copying

3rd-person singular present:

copies

Type of:

make

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

copy that drawing

Synonyms:

re-create | recreate

Etymology:

[noun] "written account or record", from Old French copie (13th ... | [verb]...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of copy...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

re-create | reproduce [synonym] | re-creator [noun, derived]

to create anew; reproduce (4 of 356 words, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/re-create

Merriam-Webster:

re-create | freshen [synonym] | recharge [synonym] | renew [synonym] | refresh [synonym] | refreshen [synonym] | regenerate [synonym] | rejuvenate [synonym] | repair [synonym] | ...

to create again ; especially, to form anew in the imagination (11 of 102 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/re-create

Random House Dictionary:

re-create | re-created [past tense] | recreate: recreated [past tense] | re-creating [present participle] | recreate: recreating [present participle] | recreate

to create anew. | "recreate" : to refresh by means of relaxation and enjoyment, as restore physically or mentally. | to take recreation. (21 of 34 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/re-create

New World Dictionary:

re-create | re-created [past tense] | re-creating [present participle] | re-creation [noun, related] | re-creative [adjective, related]

to create again or in a new form (8 of 17 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/re-create

Wiktionary:

re-create | re-created [past tense] | re-creating [present participle] | re-creates [3rd-person singular present]

To create again. | To create a likeness or copy of. (10 of 11 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/re-create

American Heritage Dictionary:

re-create | re-created [past tense] | re-creating [present participle] | re-creates [3rd-person singular present]

To create anew. (3 of 10 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/re-create

Oxford Dictionary:

recreate | reproduce [synonym, sense-specific] | re-enact [synonym, sense-specific]

create again | reproduce; re-enact (4 of 45 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/recreate

Macmillan British Dictionary:

recreate [transitive] | recreated [past tense] | recreating [present participle] | recreates [3rd-person singular present]

to make something exist again (5 of 41 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/recreate

Cambridge Dictionary:

recreate

to make something exist or happen again (7 of 32 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/recreate

Wikipedia:

Copy [disambiguation]

may refer to: to copy a word from a book to a paper or laptop or computer Copying or the product of copying (including the ... | Photocopying, a process which makes paper copies of documents and other visual images | Fax, a telecommunications... (42 of 245 words, 13 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Copy

Encarta Dictionary:

re-create | re-created [past tense] | re-creating [present participle] | re-creates [3rd-person singular present] | re-creatable [adjective, derived] | re-creative [adjective, derived]

to make something that appears to be the same as something that no longer exists or that exists in a different place (22 of 65 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861699791​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

copy

First use: early 14th century | late 14th century

Origin: [noun] "written account or record", from Old French copie (13th ... | [verb] from Old French copier (14th century), from Medieval Latin ... (27 of 88 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=copy

Oxford Dictionary:

copy | copies [plural] | copied [past tense] | copying [present participle] | copy something to | copy someone in

Origin: Middle English (denoting a transcript or copy of a document): from Old French copie (noun), copier (verb), from Latin copia ... (20 of 36 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/copy

New World Dictionary:

copy | copies [plural] | copied [past tense] | copying [present participle]

Origin: Middle English copie, abundance, full transcript from Old French from Medieval Latin copia, copious transcript from Latin copia, plenty: see "copious"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/copy

Wiktionary:

copy | copies [plural] | copied [past tense] | copying [present participle]

Origin: French copie, from Medieval Latin copia ("reproduction, transcript"), from Latin cōpia ("plenty, abundance"), from *coopia, from co- ("together") + ops ("wealth, riches").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/copy

American Heritage Dictionary:

copy | copies [plural] | copied [past tense] | copying [present participle]

Origin: Middle English copie, from Old French, from Medieval Latin cōpia, transcript, from Latin, profusion; see op- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/copy

Collins Dictionary:

copy

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Medieval Latin cōpia an imitation, something copied, from Latin: abundance, riches; see copious

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/copy

Merriam-Webster:

copy [entry 1, noun] | copies [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English copie, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin copia, from Latin, abundance

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/copy

Encarta Dictionary:

copy | copies [plural] | copied [past tense] | copying [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: French from Latin copia "abundance"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861600245​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

copy | copies [plural] | copied [past tense] | copying [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "copy"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/copy

Collins Dictionary:

copy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "copy"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/copy

Macmillan British Dictionary:

copy [verb] | copied [past tense] | copying [present participle] | copies [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "copy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/copy 20

copy | copies [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "copy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/copy

Macmillan American Dictionary:

copy [verb] | copied [past tense] | copying [present participle] | copies [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "copy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/copy 20

copy [noun] | copies [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "copy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/copy

Cambridge Dictionary:

copy [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "copy"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "copy"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/copy 1

the Free Dictionary:

copy

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "copy"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "copy"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "copy" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/copy

Google Dictionary:

copy | copies [plural] | copied [past tense] | copying [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "copy"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

copy

Audio: North American pronunciation of "copy"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=copy​0001 word=copy

YourDictionary Audio:

copy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "copy" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/copy

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