(1849-50) a novel by Charles Dickens which describes the life of its main character, David Copperfield, from the time when he was a poor orphan (=a child whose parents have both died). It is one of Dickens's most popular books, and is partly based on his own life. Many people know its characters, including Mr Micawber and Uriah Heep.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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