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Copy vs. Bootleg

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Copynoun

The result of copying; an identical duplicate of an original.

‘Please bring me the copies of those reports.’;

Bootlegverb

To make, transport and/or sell illegal alcoholic liquor.

Copynoun

An imitation, sometimes of inferior quality.

‘That handbag is a copy. You can tell because the buckle is different.’;

Bootlegverb

(transitive) To make, transport and/or sell an illegal version or copy of a copyrighted product.

Copynoun

(journalism) The text that is to be typeset.

Bootlegverb

(intransitive) To engage in bootlegging.

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Copynoun

(journalism) A gender-neutral abbreviation for copy boy.

Bootlegnoun

The part of a boot that is above the instep.

Copynoun

The output of copywriters, who are employed to write material which encourages consumers to buy goods or services.

Bootlegnoun

An illegally produced, transported or sold product; contraband.

Copynoun

(uncountable) The text of newspaper articles.

‘Submit all copy to the appropriate editor.’;

Bootlegnoun

(music) An unauthorized recording, e.g., of a live concert.

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Copynoun

A school work pad.

‘Tim got in trouble for forgetting his maths copy.’;

Bootlegnoun

(music) A remix or mashup that is a combination of two songs but that is not authorized and audited for copyright use; primarily in the electronic music scene.

Copynoun

A printed edition of a book or magazine.

‘Have you seen the latest copy of "Newsweek" yet?’; ‘The library has several copies of the Bible.’;

Bootlegnoun

(American football) A play in which the quarterback fakes a handoff, conceals the ball against his hip, and rolls out.

Copynoun

Writing paper of a particular size, called also bastard.

Bootlegadjective

Illegally produced, transported or sold; pirated.

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Copynoun

(obsolete) That which is to be imitated, transcribed, or reproduced; a pattern, model, or example.

‘His virtues are an excellent copy for imitation.’;

Bootleg

distributed or sold illicitly; especially, imported illegally.

Copynoun

(obsolete) An abundance or plenty of anything.

Bootlegverb

to sell illicit products such as drugs or alcohol.

Copynoun

(obsolete) copyhold; tenure; lease

Bootlegverb

to produce alcohol illegally.

Copynoun

(genetics) The result of gene or chromosomal duplication.

Bootlegnoun

whiskey illegally distilled from a corn mash

Copyverb

(transitive) To produce an object identical to a given object.

‘Please copy these reports for me.’;

Bootlegnoun

the part of a boot above the instep

Copyverb

To place a copy of an object in memory for later use.

‘First copy the files, and then paste them in another directory.’;

Bootlegverb

sell illicit products such as drugs or alcohol;

‘They were bootlegging whiskey’;

Copyverb

(transitive) To imitate.

‘Don't copy my dance moves.’; ‘Mom, he's copying me!’;

Bootlegverb

produce or distribute illegally;

‘bootleg tapes of the diva's singing’;

Copyverb

To receive a transmission successfully.

‘Do you copy?’;

Bootlegadjective

distributed or sold illicitly;

‘the black economy pays no taxes’;

Copynoun

An abundance or plenty of anything.

‘She was blessed with no more copy of wit, but to serve his humor thus.’;

Copynoun

An imitation, transcript, or reproduction of an original work; as, a copy of a letter, an engraving, a painting, or a statue.

‘I have not the vanity to think my copy equal to the original.’;

Copynoun

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.

Copynoun

That which is to be imitated, transcribed, or reproduced; a pattern, model, or example; as, his virtues are an excellent copy for imitation.

‘Let him first learn to write, after a copy, all the letters.’;

Copynoun

Manuscript or printed matter to be set up in type; as, the printers are calling for more copy.

Copynoun

A writing paper of a particular size. Same as Bastard. See under Paper.

Copynoun

Copyhold; tenure; lease.

Copyverb

To make a copy or copies of; to write; print, engrave, or paint after an original; to duplicate; to reproduce; to transcribe; as, to copy a manuscript, inscription, design, painting, etc.; - often with out, sometimes with off.

‘I like the work well; ere it be demanded(As like enough it will), I'd have it copied.’; ‘Let this be copied out,And keep it safe for our remembrance.’;

Copyverb

To imitate; to attempt to resemble, as in manners or course of life.

‘We copy instinctively the voices of our companions, their accents, and their modes of pronunciation.’;

Copyverb

To make a copy or copies; to imitate.

Copyverb

To yield a duplicate or transcript; as, the letter did not copy well.

‘Some . . . never fail, when they copy, to follow the bad as well as the good things.’;

Copynoun

a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record)

Copynoun

a secondary representation of an original;

‘she made a copy of the designer dress’;

Copynoun

matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials

Copynoun

material suitable for a journalistic account;

‘catastrophes make good copy’;

Copyverb

copy down as is;

‘The students were made to copy the alphabet over and over’;

Copyverb

reproduce someone's behavior or looks;

‘The mime imitated the passers-by’; ‘Children often copy their parents or older siblings’;

Copyverb

biology: reproduce or make an exact copy of;

‘replicate the cell’; ‘copy the genetic information’;

Copyverb

make a replica of;

‘copy that drawing’; ‘re-create a picture by Rembrandt’;

Copynoun

a thing made to be similar or identical to another

‘the problem is telling which is the original document and which the copy’;

Copynoun

a single specimen of a particular book, record, or other publication or issue

‘the record has sold more than a million copies’;

Copynoun

matter to be printed

‘copy for the next issue must be submitted by the beginning of the month’;

Copynoun

material for a newspaper or magazine article

‘it is an unfortunate truth of today's media that bad news makes good copy’;

Copynoun

the text of an advertisement

‘‘No more stubble—no more trouble,’ trumpeted their ad copy’;

Copynoun

a blank booklet or notebook used for schoolwork

‘you need a stock of exercise copies, A4 refill pads, and maths copies’; ‘examinees will not be allowed to take pens, copies, or water bottles inside the test centre’;

Copyverb

make a similar or identical version of; reproduce

‘each form had to be copied and sent to a different department’;

Copyverb

reproduce (data stored in one location) in another location

‘the command will copy a file from one disc to another’;

Copyverb

write out information that one has read or heard

‘I began to copy out the addresses’; ‘he copied the details into his notebook’;

Copyverb

send a copy of a letter or an email to (a third party)

‘I thought I'd copy to you this letter sent to the PR representative’;

Copyverb

send someone a copy of an email that is addressed to a third party

‘I attached the document and copied him in so he'd know it had been sent’;

Copyverb

imitate the style or behaviour of

‘lifestyles that were copied from Miami and Fifth Avenue’; ‘art students copied from approved old masters’;

Copyverb

hear or understand someone speaking on a radio transmitter

‘this is Edwards, do you copy, over’;

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