from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who makes written copies.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a person who makes written copies of manuscripts; a scrivener or scribe
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A copier; a transcriber; an imitator; a plagiarist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A copier; a transcriber; an imitator; specifically, one whose occupation is to transcribe documents or other manuscripts.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscripts
The mention of her shows that the writer of the tale or the copyist was a Cairene: Abd al-Kadir is world-known: not so the “Sitt.”
It has to be because he is a copyist, that is the word.
The colophon [the title page] named the copyist as Udo of Aachen, and I just had to find out more about this guy.
You are reduced to taking the worms and moths into your confidence; their activity is your sole clue to the value of a book; as to the accuracy and fidelity of the copyist, that is quite beyond you.
In the monastery all such labour was gratuitous, that is, the copyist received no pecuniary remuneration, only his food and lodging.
The mention of her shows that the writer of the tale or the copyist was a
a silly and ridiculous orator, but should find fault with his voice, and chide him for injuring his throat by drinking cold water; or like a person bidden to read some wretched composition, who should merely find fault with the thickness of the paper, and call the copyist a dirty and careless fellow.
Purcell was appointed "copyist" of Westminster Abbey, whatever post that may have been.
In the White House he wrote hundreds of personal letters, and obediently kept an eight-year diary, but the handwritten sentences, while graceful and grammatical never an erasure, never a flaw of spelling or punctuation! are about as revelatory of the man behind them as the calligraphy of a copyist.
TV ads use heroic images of the past to promote Kentucky Fried Chicken, Xiao Ling is transformed from an artist into a copyist turning out endless versions of a Van Gogh self-portrait, and Pierre's apartment is being requisitioned for ruthless urban development.