Meaning of COPY in English

COPY

I.

noun

1 document/work of art

ADJECTIVE

▪ accurate , faithful , good

▪ cheap , crude , poor

It was not the original painting, but a crude ~.

▪ carbon , exact , facsimile ( esp. BrE ), identical , perfect , true

The twins were carbon copies of each other.

It must be certified as a true ~ of the original document.

▪ draft , working

▪ clean , fair

▪ master , original , top

Take a photocopy of the master ~.

▪ additional , duplicate , extra , further , second , spare

▪ multiple

The copier had been set for multiple copies.

▪ modern

▪ certified

▪ photographic , photostat , Xerox™ ( esp. AmE )

▪ backup

Remember to make backup copies of all your disks.

▪ read-only

▪ hard , paper , printed

You will need to supply a hard-copy version of all files.

▪ digital , electronic

VERB + COPY

▪ create , make , print , run off , take

I ran off a couple of copies of the letter.

▪ attach , enclose

I attach a ~ of the report.

Please find enclosed a ~ of the draft document.

▪ email , forward , send

▪ circulate , distribute , supply

Copies of the article were circulated to members of the committee.

▪ get , obtain , receive

▪ keep

Remember to keep copies of all your correspondence.

COPY + NOUN

▪ machine ( AmE )

▪ room ( AmE )

▪ center , shop (both AmE )

▪ paper

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

I don't keep copies of my own letters.

2 book, newspaper, etc.

ADJECTIVE

▪ additional , extra , further , second , spare

▪ only , single

▪ back ( esp. BrE ), old

I have a few back copies of the newspaper.

▪ advance

Advance copies of the book were sent out to reviewers.

▪ evaluation , review

▪ complimentary , free

Free copies of the leaflet are available.

▪ bootleg , illegal , pirate , pirated , unauthorized

pirated copies of the latest movie releases

▪ manuscript , printed , proof

▪ hardback , paperback

▪ digital , electronic

▪ CD , DVD

▪ bound , leather-bound , presentation

The candidate must submit two bound copies of his or her thesis.

▪ battered , dog-eared , old , tattered , well-thumbed , worn

my battered ~ of Shakespeare's plays

▪ second-hand , used

▪ perfect , pristine

▪ own , personal

Charles I's personal ~ of the psalter

▪ autographed , signed

VERB + COPY

▪ print , produce

▪ circulate , distribute , sell

▪ buy , order , request

▪ download

▪ have , own

▪ borrow

▪ autograph , sign

Author Bob Woodhouse will be signing copies of his new book.

COPY + VERB

▪ circulate

Even with the new legislation pirate copies will circulate.

▪ be available

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

my own ~ of ‘Beowulf’

3 written material

ADJECTIVE

▪ good , great

▪ ad ( informal ), advertising , marketing , promotional

▪ editorial

▪ knocking ( BrE , informal )

Knocking ~ (= writing that just says how bad sb/sth is) is simply lazy journalism.

VERB + COPY

▪ edit , prepare , produce , write

those who prepare the reporters' ~ for the paper

▪ make

This will make great ~ for the advertisement.

COPY + NOUN

▪ editor , writer (usually copywriter )

▪ deadline

The ~ deadline for the next issue is May 1.

▪ desk (= part of a newsroom where articles are given a final edit) ( AmE )

II.

verb

1 make a copy

ADVERB

▪ illegally

illegally copied software

PREPOSITION

▪ from , onto

Data can be copied from the computer onto disk.

PHRASES

▪ ~ and paste

Use the clipboard to ~ and paste information from websites.

▪ be widely copied

The product has been widely copied by other manufacturers.

2 write sth down exactly

ADVERB

▪ carefully , laboriously , meticulously

▪ exactly , faithfully , word for word

▪ down , out

I copied down several phone numbers from the list.

They laboriously copied out manuscripts.

PREPOSITION

▪ from , into , onto

She copied all the addresses from the website into her address book.

He copied all the details from the brochure onto a piece of paper.

3 do the same as sb else

ADVERB

▪ blindly , slavishly

She slavishly copies the older girl's style.

PREPOSITION

▪ from

He copied that mannerism from his brother.

▪ off

She was caught ~ing off another student.

Copy is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ CD , ↑ disk , ↑ DVD , ↑ file , ↑ model , ↑ movement , ↑ painting , ↑ photograph , ↑ program , ↑ style

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .