Meaning of COPPER in English

COPPER

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

coal/gold/copper etc mine

one of the largest coal mines in the country

copper beech

copper/steel wire

Electrical impulses are sent down the copper wire.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

large

It will be seen on the example artwork that there are several relatively large areas of copper .

In front of the range stood the large copper tub.

small

These small copper alloy balances had an inverted T-shaped beam supported from its centre by a suspension arm.

Capshaw hurried into the hall and came back with a small copper urn.

Therefore, the small amounts of copper were almost certainly added deliberately to harden the alloy without significantly debasing the silver.

■ NOUN

pipe

Flexible copper pipes are supplied with plain ends, with solder ring fittings or with tap connectors.

I know that, as a teenager, he was caught stealing copper pipe from a construction site and put in jail.

If space is very tight, use flexible copper pipe or plastic pipe for some if not all of the final fittings.

If you have a lot of copper pipe to bend, hire a bending machine.

wire

They consist of a copper core, which carries the signal, surrounded by a braided mesh of fine copper wire .

■ VERB

produce

The darker green hues found in this medieval pottery were produced by using copper and brass filings.

The Bisbee mines successfully produced copper and its related metals for 90 years.

use

The darker green hues found in this medieval pottery were produced by using copper and brass filings.

This technique has been used for uranium, copper , fluorine and other relatively soluble elements.

Authors were generally allowed to use the coppers if they later published their work in a book.

If space is very tight, use flexible copper pipe or plastic pipe for some if not all of the final fittings.

To keep them clean, simply wash them and use a good copper polish.

If used on copper , they will chew it up.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

copper lipstick

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Adding the copper , which is another metal toxin, only hastened the death of the fish.

Leak-Fix seals leaks in tanks made of steel, copper , lead, aluminium and glass fibre.

Small quantities of copper are often fatal to invertebrates.

Some countries are rich because they have oil or copper or iron.

The devices wound with copper are usually replaced every two-to-five years, depending on which type you have.

The first copper light of morning was creeping up Great Head bluff and spilling over the harbor.

The nine-second fire was sparked by a breach of the synthetic insulation surrounding 10 hair-thin copper wires within the cord.

These small copper alloy balances had an inverted T-shaped beam supported from its centre by a suspension arm.

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