And if they sold a valuable picture, they would always have a copy made.
His first day back at the Lampoon, he showed a copy of it to Beard.
So, once we were finished cutting it together and before we took it to Sundance, I sold him a copy for fifty bucks.
Still, I could not wait to score my copy of Elle magazine, showing Katie Holmes at the top of her game.
The first time I saw someone on my morning commute reading a copy.
At the next Chapter a copy of the Rule was given to all the Brethren.
Pray accept this author's copy with his best and hopefullest wishes.
Why, it is not stated, the officer not even producing the copy of a writ.
I will now give you a copy of my letter to my sister; with her answer.
It would have done Motte no harm, for no English copy has been sold, but the Dublin one has run prodigiously.
early 14c., "written account or record," from Old French copie (13c.), from Medieval Latin copia "reproduction, transcript," from Latin copia "plenty, means" (see copious). Sense extended 15c. to any specimen of writing (especially MS for a printer) and any reproduction or imitation. Related: Copyist.
late 14c., from Old French copier (14c.), from Medieval Latin copiare "to transcribe," originally "to write in plenty," from Latin copia (see copy (n.)). Hence, "to write an original text many times." Related: Copied; copying. Figurative sense of "to imitate" is attested from 1640s.
A subject for an article in a newspaper, magazine, etc: She knew that Miss Gould was good ''copy'' (1880s+)
To send a copy of a message to someone other than the immediate addressee: Copy Tina and tell her the mag is fast turning to compost (1980s+)