Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Etymology 1 n. (context obsolete English) A spider. Etymology 2
vb. 1 (context transitive formerly dialect now informal English) to obtain, to purchase (as in drugs), to get hold of, to take 2 (context transitive English) to (be forced to) take; to receive; to shoulder; to bear, especially blame or punishment for a particular instance of wrongdoing. 3 (context transitive English) to steal 4 (context transitive English) to adopt 5 (context intransitive usually with "to" slang English) to admit, especially to a crime. Etymology 3
n. (context slang law enforcement English) A police officer or prison guard. Etymology 4
n. 1 (context crafts English) The ball of thread wound on to the spindle in a spinning machine. 2 (context obsolete English) The top, summit, especially of a hill. 3 (context obsolete English) The head. 4 A tube or quill upon which silk is wound. 5 (context architecture military English) A merlon.
Cop is the second studio album by American experimental Rock band Swans. It was released in 1984, through record label K.422.
Cop is a 1988 film starring James Woods and Lesley Ann Warren. It is based on the book Blood on the Moon by James Ellroy. The screenplay was written by James B. Harris, who also directs. Harris and Woods co-produced the film.
A cop is slang for a police officer.
Cop, Cops, COP, or COPS may also refer to:
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cop \Cop\ (k[o^]p), n. [AS. cop; cf. G. kopf head. Cf. Cup, Cob.]
The top of a thing; the head; a crest. [Obs.]
Cop they used to call The tops of many hills.
A conical or conical-ended mass of coiled thread, yarn, or roving, wound upon a spindle, etc.
A tube or quill upon which silk is wound.
(Mil. Arch.) Same as Merlon.
A policeman. [Slang]
Cop waste, a kind of cotton waste, composed chiefly of remnants of cops from which the greater part of the yarn has been unwound.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1704, northern British dialect, "to seize, to catch," perhaps ultimately from Middle French caper "seize, to take," from Latin capere "to take" (see capable); or from Dutch kapen "to take," from Old Frisian capia "to buy," which is related to Old English ceapian (see cheap). Related: Copped; copping.
Usage examples of "cop".
Maybe somebody posted it on their intranet just as a convenience to their own employees, never realizing that it made the information available to everyone on the Internet who has access to a good search engine such as Google -including the just-plain-curious, the wannabe cop, the hacker, and the organized crime boss.
The veteran cop saw it coming and rolled out of the way as though he were an agile young man, barely avoiding the blow.
Rome in the backseat of a dark blue Alfa Romeo with the top cop of Gruppo Cardinale sitting next to him.
Fifteen minutes later he was being whisked across Rome in the backseat of a dark blue Alfa Romeo with the top cop of Gruppo Cardinale sitting next to him.
Something in the slurry of Carbuncle grist would not let the algorithmic security cops that patrolled the virtuality do their job here and keep the programming from intermingling with its surroundings however it so chose.
Every homosexual is a latent heterosexual, every authoritarian cop is the shell over an anarchistic libido.
Al Bayse, computer technician for the FBI, had been the only cop at the CPSR Roundtable, dragged there with his arm bent by Dorothy Denning.
If a cop is biased, sooner or later that bias is going to come out on the job, is what reporters say.
Sachs the street cop with wire thoroughly enjoyed hearing the vicious bigot squeal like a pig as she sprayed him again.
The cop stared at them blankly as Cade backed the Lexus out of its space and shot toward the back exit.
Psi is easier, and the cops will be welcome to use all the psi technique they can dig up: telepathy, clairvoyance, hexing, prekenners.
That little halt, however, gave Cleer a chance to talk to a traffic cop.
Fallon stopped, huffing and puffing, watching through the wide door as cops combed through the stuff in the cluttered workshop.
She sent out cop pies to all the African travel specialists around the world, from Tokyo to copen aagen.
Nobody in the cop business whispered, and the house had ignited with noise as soon as Crick gave the order for the invasion of techs.