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copper

noun, often attributive cop·per \ ˈkä-pər \

Definition of copper

1 :a common reddish metallic element that is ductile and malleable and is one of the best conductors of heat and electricity — see Chemical Elements Table
2 :a coin or token made of copper or bronze
3 chiefly British :a large boiler (as for cooking)
4 :any of a subfamily (Lycaeninae of the family Lycaenidae) of small butterflies with usually copper-colored wings

Origin and Etymology of copper

Middle English coper, from Old English, from Late Latin cuprum copper, from Latin (aes) Cyprium, literally, Cyprian metal


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copper

verb

Definition of copper

coppered; coppering play \ˈkä-p(ə-)riŋ\
transitive verb
:to coat or sheathe with or as if with copper

First Known Use of copper

1530


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copper

noun

Definition of copper

Origin and Etymology of copper


COPPER Defined for Kids

copper

noun cop·per \ ˈkä-pər \

Definition of copper for Students

1 :a tough reddish metallic chemical element that is one of the best conductors of heat and electricity
2 :a reddish brown color
  • copper hair

Medical Dictionary

copper

noun, often attributive cop·per \ ˈkäp-ər \

medical Definition of copper

:a common reddish metallic element that is ductile and malleable and one of the best conductors of heat and electricity symbol Cu — see Chemical Elements Table

coppery

play \ˈkäp-(ə-)rē\ adjective


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