from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A ductile, malleable, reddish-brown metallic element that is an excellent conductor of heat and electricity and is widely used for electrical wiring, water piping, and corrosion-resistant parts, either pure or in alloys such as brass and bronze. Atomic number 29; atomic weight 63.54; melting point 1,083°C; boiling point 2,595°C; specific gravity 8.96; valence 1, 2. See Table at element.
- n. A coin, usually of small denomination, made of copper or a copper alloy.
- n. Chiefly British A large cooking pot made of copper or often of iron.
- n. Any of various small butterflies of the subfamily Lycaeninae, having predominantly copper-colored wings.
- n. A reddish brown.
- transitive v. To coat or finish with a layer of copper.
- transitive v. Slang To bet against, as in faro.
- n. Slang A police officer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a reddish-brown, malleable, ductile metallic element with high electrical and thermal conductivity, symbol Cu, and atomic number 29.
- n. Something made of copper.
- n. The reddish-brown colour/color of copper.
- n. A copper coin.
- n. A large pot, often used for heating water or washing clothes over a fire.
- adj. Made of copper.
- adj. Having the reddish-brown colour/color of copper.
- v. To sheathe or coat with copper.
- n. A policeman.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A common metal of a reddish color, both ductile and malleable, and very tenacious. It is one of the best conductors of heat and electricity. Symbol Cu. Atomic weight 63.3. It is one of the most useful metals in itself, and also in its alloys, brass and bronze.
- n. A coin made of copper; a penny, cent, or other minor coin of copper.
- n. A vessel, especially a large boiler, made of copper.
- n. the boilers in the galley for cooking.
- transitive v. To cover or coat with copper; to sheathe with sheets of copper.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Chemical symbol, Cu; atomic weight, 63.3. A metal distinguished from all others by its peculiar red Color.
- n. A vessel made of copper, particularly a large boiler; specifically, in the plural, the large kettles or boilers in a ship's galley for boiling food for the ship's company.
- n. Hence plural The mouth, throat, and stomach, as the receptacle and digester of food. See hot coppers, below.
- n. A copper coin; a penny; a cent; collectively, copper money; small change.
- n. In faro, a check, small disk like a coin, or other convenient object, used to copper with. See copper, v., 2.
- n. plural Copper butterflies. See butterfly.
- n. A reel used by wire-drawers to wind wire upon.
- Consisting of or resembling copper.
- To cover or sheathe with sheets of copper: as, to copper a ship.
- In faro, to place a copper (cent) or other token upon (a card), to indicate that the player wishes to bet against that card; bet against: as, to copper a card; to copper a bet.
- To coat with copper: as, to copper type; also, to color by means of a salt of copper: as, to copper pickles, etc., in order to make them a bright-green color.
- n. The plate of copper which contains or is intended to contain on its surface the engraved or etched design prepared for printing.
- n. A policeman. See cop.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a reddish-brown color resembling the color of polished copper
- n. a copper penny
- n. any of various small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae having coppery wings
- n. a ductile malleable reddish-brown corrosion-resistant diamagnetic metallic element; occurs in various minerals but is the only metal that occurs abundantly in large masses; used as an electrical and thermal conductor
- v. coat with a layer of copper
- n. uncomplimentary terms for a policeman
The stills are generally made of naked copper; the acid works upon that metal, and forms with it the _acetate of copper_, or verdigrise, part of which passes with the whiskey.
Meanwhile the master of the house presents himself with a disturbed and gloomy countenance, and doubts much whether we can have any dinner to-day, because no one will sell anything, either for copper or silver; moreover hints darkly that they expect a _copper pronuniciamiento_ to-morrow; and observes that the shops are shut up.
Precisely; and those which we prepared by dissolving copper in nitric acid, _nitrat of copper_, and so on.
I shall not enter into examination of the prices for which he now proposes to sell his half-pence or what he calls his copper, by the pound; I have said enough of it in my former letter, and it hath likewise been considered by others.
In the short term copper prices may drift lower as growth slows in America and Europe.
43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ( "NI 43-101"), and does not comply with that standard; nor does the term copper equivalent grade comply with that standard.
The Queller Washlady quarter (lot #1906), in copper, is NGC certified ‘Proof-66′ with both ‘Cameo’ and [Original] ‘Red’ [Color] designations.
Part of the reason for the strong imports in November and December was that long-term copper supply contracts are typically fulfilled toward the year-end.
The rally in copper futures slowed after the release of August U.S. new-home sales data, which were pegged higher but came in flat compared with July.
Reuters Moves in copper futures are often correlated with the outlook for global industrial production.