Meaning of COPPER in English


cop ‧ per /ˈkɒpə $ ˈkɑːpər/ BrE AmE noun

[ Language: Old English ; Origin: coper , from Late Latin cuprum , from Latin (aes) Cyprium 'metal of Cyprus, copper' ]

1 . [uncountable] a soft reddish-brown metal that allows electricity and heat to pass through it easily, and is used to make electrical wires, water pipes etc. It is a chemical ↑ element : symbol Cu

2 . coppers [plural] British English money of low value made of copper or ↑ bronze :

He offered to do the job for a few coppers.

3 . [uncountable] a reddish-brown colour:

her copper hair

4 . [countable] British English informal a police officer

—coppery adjective :

coppery skin

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.