Synonyms for copper

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : kop-er
Phonetic Transcription : ˈkɒp ər

Top 10 synonyms for copper Other synonyms for the word copper

Définition of copper

Origin :
  • malleable metallic element, Old English coper, from West Germanic *kupar (cf. Middle Dutch koper, Old Norse koparr, Old High German kupfar), from Late Latin cuprum, contraction of Latin Cyprium (aes) "Cyprian (metal)," after Greek Kyprios "Cyprus" (see Cyprus).
  • Latin aes originally was "copper," but this was extended to its alloy with tin, bronze, and as this was far more extensively used than pure copper, the word's primary sense shifted to the alloy and a new word evolved for "copper," from the Latin form of the name of the island of Cyprus, where copper was mined. Aes passed into Germanic (which originally did not distinguish copper from its alloys) and became English ore. In Latin, aes was the common word for "cash, coin, debt, wages" in many figurative expressions. Chemical symbol Cu is from cuprum.
  • As in bronze : adj coppery-brown color
  • As in brown : adj dark, burnished color
  • As in auburn : noun reddish-brown color
  • As in police/police officer : noun person, people hired to uphold the laws
  • As in red : noun color of blood; shade resembling such a color
  • As in police : noun lawman
  • As in small change : noun trifling sum
  • As in ore : noun metallic mineral
  • As in change : noun smaller currency in exchange for larger
  • As in patrolman : noun policeman
  • As in patrolwoman : noun policeman
  • As in policeman : noun law enforcement officer
  • As in policewoman : noun law enforcement officer
  • As in coin : noun metallic money
Example sentences :
  • "And copper's up two points to-day," said Percival, cheerfully.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • The movements in Copper and Cordage Trust stocks are purely speculative.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Here's copper just closed at 93, after opening strong this morning at 105.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • "Why, he copped the copper's kale," Aggie translated, glibly.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Since then we have greatly diminished the iron and increased the copper.
  • Extract from : « Scientific American Supplement, No. 433, April 19, 1884 » by Various
  • His face changed from its copper color to a dull, waxy yellow.
  • Extract from : « Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates » by Howard Pyle
  • It was simply a copper wire coated with gutta-percha, without any other protection.
  • Extract from : « Heroes of the Telegraph » by J. Munro
  • The Father of the Marshalsea had never been offered tribute in copper yet.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • So, he got the copper and the nails and the pot and the rat that could speak, and the Devil vanished.
  • Extract from : « The Uncommercial Traveller » by Charles Dickens
  • Master Lukas, who engraves in copper, asked me as his guest.
  • Extract from : « Albert Durer » by T. Sturge Moore

Antonyms for copper

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