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A copper nugget.

English

Chemical element
Cu Previous: nickel (Ni)
Next: zinc (Zn)

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Etymology 1

From Middle English coper, from Old English coper, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] cuprum, contraction of Cyprium aes (copper ore of Cyprus', a source of good copper), from Ancient Greek Κύπρος (Kupros), Cyprus).

Noun

Singular
copper

Plural
s

copper (s)
  1. (uncountable) a reddish-brown, malleable, ductile metallic element with high electrical and thermal conductivity, symbol Cu, and atomic number 29.
  2. (countable) Something made of copper.
  3. The reddish-brown colour/color of copper.
    copper colour:   
  4. (countable) A copper coin.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) (archaic) A large pot used for heating water or washing clothes over a fire.
    Mum would heat the water in a copper in the kitchen and transfer it to the tin bath.
    I explain that socks can’t be boiled up in the copper with the sheets and towels or they shrink.
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Adjective

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Positive
copper

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  1. Made of copper.
  2. Having the reddish-brown colour/color of copper.
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  • (made of copper):
  • (having the colour/color of copper): coppery
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Verb

Infinitive
to copper

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to copper (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To sheathe or coat with copper.

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http://elements.vanderkrogt.net/elem/cu.html (A lot of the translations were taken from that site with permission from the author)

Etymology 2

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Noun

Singular
copper

Plural
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  1. (slang, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A policeman.
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