Meaning of COPPER in English


[cop.per] n, often attrib [ME coper, fr. OE, fr. LL cuprum copper, fr. L (aes) Cyprium, lit., Cyprian metal] (bef. 12c) 1: a common reddish metallic element that is ductile and malleable and is one of[ ]the best conductors of heat and electricity

2: a coin or token made of copper or bronze 3 chiefly Brit: a large boiler (as for cooking)

4: any of a subfamily (Lycaeninae of the family Lycaenidae) of small butterflies with usu. copper-colored wings

[2]copper vt cop.pered ; (1530): to coat or sheathe with or as if with copper [3]copper n [

[2]cop] (1846): police officer

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