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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Copy \Cop"y\ (k[o^]p"[y^]), n.; pl. Copies (-[i^]z). [F. copie, fr. L. copia abundance, number, LL. also, a transcript; co- + the root of opes riches. See Opulent, and cf. Copious.] 1. An abundance or plenty of anything. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] She was blessed with no more copy of wit, but to serve his humor thus. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. An imitation, transcript, or reproduction of an original work; as, a copy of a letter, an engraving, a painting, or a statue. [1913 Webster] I have not the vanity to think my copy equal to the original. --Denham. [1913 Webster] 3. An individual book, or a single set of books containing the works of an author; as, a copy of the Bible; a copy of the works of Addison. [1913 Webster] 4. That which is to be imitated, transcribed, or reproduced; a pattern, model, or example; as, his virtues are an excellent copy for imitation. [1913 Webster] Let him first learn to write, after a copy, all the letters. --Holder. [1913 Webster] 5. (print.) Manuscript or printed matter to be set up in type; as, the printers are calling for more copy. [1913 Webster] 6. A writing paper of a particular size. Same as Bastard. See under Paper. [1913 Webster] 7. Copyhold; tenure; lease. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] Copy book, a book in which copies are written or printed for learners to imitate. Examined copies (Law), those which have been compared with the originals. Exemplified copies, those which are attested under seal of a court. Certified copies or Office copies, those which are made or attested by officers having charge of the originals, and authorized to give copies officially. --Abbot. Syn: Imitation; transcript; duplicate; counterfeit. [1913 Webster]