copi·​er | \ ˈkä-pē-ər How to pronounce copier (audio) \

Definition of copier

: one that copies specifically : a machine for making copies of graphic matter (such as printing, drawings, or pictures)

Examples of copier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The flatbed copier/scanner on top has a document feeder with a 30-sheet capacity. Jim Rossman, Dallas News, "Say goodbye to inkjet cartridges," 15 Oct. 2020 In Bloomfield, visitors may schedule time to use a copier, printer, computer or fax machine, but the stacks are closed and all book pickups are done curbside. Don Stacom,, "More Connecticut libraries reopening, but rules and hours vary town to town," 1 Oct. 2020 Brother INKvestment Tank all-in-one wireless color inkjet printer, MFC-J995DW, $179.99: This all-in-one is a color printer, copier, scanner and fax machine. oregonlive, "Headphones, chairs, sleek desks among 16 home-office furniture, tech items to upgrade your work space during coronavirus isolation," 2 May 2020 From typewriters to fax machines to Xerox copiers to radio to television, the Russian government has made a habit of working to control information flows within the country. Justin Sherman, Wired, "The Russian Doll of Putin's Internet Clampdown," 1 May 2020 What Starkweather wanted to do was take the array of bits and bytes, ones and zeros that constitute digital images, and transfer them straight into the guts of a copier. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Gary Starkweather, inventor of the laser printer, dies at 81," 16 Jan. 2020 Because his idea ventured away from the company’s core business, copiers, his boss hated it. Cade Metz,, "Gary Starkweather, inventor of the laser printer," 16 Jan. 2020 Collect used printer, fax, and copier cartridges to recycle. oregonlive, "Celebrate the 50th Earth Day with these easy green tips for home and garden," 14 Apr. 2020 Today most people know Xerox only as a maker of copiers, but in its heyday the company developed much of the technology that led to the personal computer: the mouse, a graphical user interface that allowed for more than lines of text on a screen. Chris Isidore, CNN, "Larry Tesler, creator of copy, cut and paste function, dies at 74," 20 Feb. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'copier.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of copier

1597, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about copier

Time Traveler for copier

Time Traveler

The first known use of copier was in 1597

See more words from the same year

Statistics for copier

Cite this Entry

“Copier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for copier


How to pronounce copier (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of copier

: a machine that makes paper copies of printed pages, pictures, etc.


copi·​er | \ ˈkä-pē-ər How to pronounce copier (audio) \

Kids Definition of copier

: a machine for making duplicates

More from Merriam-Webster on copier

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for copier

Nglish: Translation of copier for Spanish Speakers

Comments on copier

What made you want to look up copier? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.


Anagram puzzles meet word search.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!