a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing; "she made a copy of the designer dress"; "the clone was a copy of its ancestor"
make a replica of; "copy that drawing"; "re-create a picture by Rembrandt"
matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials
reproduce or make an exact copy of; "replicate the cell"; "copy the genetic information"
a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record)
reproduce someone's behavior or looks; "The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings"
material suitable for a journalistic account; "catastrophes make good copy"
copy down as is; "The students were made to copy the alphabet over and over"
more than is needed, desired, or required; "trying to lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare room"; "supernumerary ornamentation"; "it was supererogatory of her to gloat"; "delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"; "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"; "surplus cheese distributed to the needy"
an extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle
kept in reserve especially for emergency use; "a reserve supply of food"; "a spare tire"; "spare parts"
an extra component of a machine or other apparatus
not taken up by scheduled activities; "a free hour between classes"; "spare time on my hands"
use frugally or carefully
give up what is not strictly needed; "he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey"
be a substitute; "The young teacher had to substitute for the sick colleague"; "The skim milk substitutes for cream--we are on a strict diet"
a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes
a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese