2 take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals" [syn: collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab] [also: copping, copped]
- Rhymes: -ɒp
Etymology 1From and capere.
Etymology 2Short for copper, itself from cop above, i.e. a criminal. Sometimes explained as deriving from copper buttons or badges of early NYPD uniforms, though this is often stated to be a folk etymology.
A police officer
Etymology 3lang=ang, copp, from Germanic. Cognate with Dutch kop, German Kopf.
EtymologyA shortened form of copain.
- cop , copy p
- cop stem
- declension pattern
- cop stem
A cop is a police officer.
Cop or Cops may refer to:
- Conference of Parties (COP) of United Nations Conventions, see Convention on Biological Diversity, for example
- Olympic Committee of Portugal (COP in Portugese), Olympic Committee of Portugal
- ConocoPhillips, with COP as its stock symbol
- Council of Presidents, the executive leadership board of the Vermont State Colleges
- Congress of the People (Trinidad and Tobago), a political party in Trinidad and Tobago
- Political and Security Committee of the Council of the European Union, often referred to as "COPS" from the French acronym for "Comité politique et de sécurité".
- Communities Organized for Public Service, a San Antonio, Texas community organization
- Community Oriented Policing Services, a program under the US Department of Justice
- Centralized Operations Police Suite, an online US Army Military Police reporting system
- Committee of Public Safety, governmental organization that reigned during the most excessive and violent period of the French Revolution
- Center of pressure, the point on a body where the sum total of the aerodynamic pressure field acts
- Colloid osmotic pressure, exerted by proteins in blood plasma that normally tends to pull water into the circulatory system
- Coefficient of performance, in thermodynamics, the ratio of the output heat of a pump to the supplied work
- Coatomer protein, a transport protein involved in vesicular transportation between rough endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi apparatus
- C Object Processor (COP), a superset of the C programming language
- Common Operational Picture, a display of relevant troops position and status shared by military commanders
- Computer Operating Properly, in embedded systems
- COPS (software) or Computer Oracle and Password System, a UNIX system security checking package
- Common Open Policy Service, a policy-based network management protocol
- Cop (film), a 1988 thriller film
- Cops (film), a short film directed by Edward F. Cline and Buster Keaton
- COPS (TV series), a long-running reality show on the Fox Network
- C.O.P.S. (animated TV series), the animated series based on the toy line
- The Cops (TV series), a British television drama series
- The Cops (US band), an American band
- The Cops (band), an Australian garage rock band who released their debut album Stomp on Tripwires in 2004* Cop (album), the second album by New York band Swans
- Alkaline Trio song from their 1998 album Goddamnit''
- C.O.P.S 'N' Crooks (C.O.P.S.), a line of action figures that spawned brief comic and animated television series
- Commissioner of police, the title of the chief officer of many law enforcement agencies
- Chief of police, the title typically given to the head of a police department, particularly in North America
- Community oriented policing, a policing strategy utilizing community interaction to control crime
- Colombian peso, whose ISO 4217 code is COP
- Copper State Air Service, a United States airline whose ICAO airline designator is COP
- Code of Points, a gymnastics scoring regulation
- Community of practice, a collaborative method of social learning
- A component in some place names, e.g. Mow Cop, from the old word for "head"
- Catch, as a slang term for the verb
- Cost of products sold, the expense incurred by a company to sell a product
- Communities of practice groups in which social learning takes place
- change order proposals
cop in German: COP
cop in Spanish: COP
cop in Esperanto: COP
cop in French: COP
cop in French: Cops
cop in Italian: COP
cop in Japanese: COP
cop in Polish: COP
cop in Kölsch: COP (Watt ėßß datt?)
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