meaning of copper

1. 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.
A coin made of copper; a penny, cent, or other minor coin of copper.
A vessel, especially a large boiler, made of copper.
the boilers in the galley for cooking; as, a ships coppers.
To cover or coat with copper; to sheathe with sheets of copper; as, to copper a ship.
A place where copper is wrought or manufactured.
copper Conventional electrical network cable with a core conductor of copper or aluminium! Opposed to light pipe or, say, a short-range microwave link. [Jargon File]
any of various small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae having copper colored wings

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