from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Copland, Aaron 1900-1990. American composer whose works include the ballets Rodeo (1942) and Appalachian Spring (1944), which won a Pulitzer Prize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A piece of ground terminating in a point or acute angle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A piece of ground terminating in a cop or acute angle.

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  • n. United States composer who developed a distinctly American music (1900-1990)


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  • These moves are directly paralleled in Copland's turn from the radical music of the 1920's, in which his music could be programmed alongside Varese or Cowell or Riegger, to the populism of the 1930's, in which he now shared the hall with Roy Harris.

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  • Aaron Copland is one of your most famous contemporary composers.

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  • Sarah Copland is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English at the University of Toronto.

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  • It may be that "Copland" wasn't the family's original name.

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  • So then I went the other way, you know, in "Copland," gaining 40 pounds.

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  • And I was working on the film "Copland" at the time, so basically Jennifer was on her own handling the situation.

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  • Appears in the Cop Station after you have beat the mission "Copland"

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  • More familiar fare, such as Copland's Old American Songs, is cast in a fresh new light through the addition of new choreography by James Sewell Ballet.

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  • To prevent conflicts, Senate rules say senior employees such as Copland should not continue Senate duties after they have started new jobs elsewhere.

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  • I was on this show and I was doing "Copland" and I thought, oh great, this is going to be a new revelation and it hits you and you realize all the money, all the fame, all the connections you have means nothing and now you realize what a doctor is all about he is almost a deity, he is like as close as we're going to get to a religious figure, he is going to give life or take it.

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