coop

noun (1)
\ ˈküp How to pronounce coop (audio) , ˈku̇p How to pronounce coop (audio) \

Definition of coop

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : a cage or small enclosure (as for poultry) also : a small building for housing poultry
2a : a confined area
b : jail

coop

verb
cooped; cooping; coops

Definition of coop (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

1 : to confine in a restricted and often crowded area usually used with up children cooped up in the house all day
2 : to place or keep in a coop : pen often used with up

co-op

noun (2)
\ ˈkō-ˌäp How to pronounce co-op (audio) , kō-ˈäp \

Definition of co-op (Entry 3 of 3)

Synonyms for coop

Synonyms: Noun (1)

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of coop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun On July 9, authorities tracked the same bear to a nearby chicken coop where it was shot by wildlife agents. Anna Lazarus Caplan, PEOPLE.com, 19 July 2022 Follow an egg down the road less traveled—not to the plate but to the chicken coop, nestled safe under the bum of a doting mother hen—and a whole new story unfolds. Ruby Tandoh, Bon Appétit, 13 July 2022 Many university coop extension services offer free, detailed plans for creating a hydroponic system with basic supplies such as vinyl fence posts or 5-gallon buckets. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, 30 June 2022 Those two chicks, Sunny and Moon, grew to adulthood and led Stewart and his wife, Kaysle Brooks, to build an 8-by-8-foot coop and stock it with more chickens. Ted Glanzer, Hartford Courant, 6 June 2022 Fisher are also known to prey on chickens and small dogs, Mass Audobon says, so small dogs should also be kept indoors as much as possible and, chickens should be in a secure coop or barn at night. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 26 Mar. 2022 The local zoning ordinance and village code states that both a chicken-keeping and building permit for a coop and pen are required and that only hens can be kept, with a limit of four. David Sharos, chicagotribune.com, 7 Jan. 2022 The coop is using software from Texas A&M that monitors its high-risk distribution lines and can pinpoint specific issues, such as a cracked insulator that could bleed electricity onto a pole and start a fire. oregonlive, 22 June 2022 There is the chicken coop painted pink and green to match the Beverly Hills Hotel. Los Angeles Times, 18 Feb. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Play it coop with up to 4 friends, or go alone in an adventure of hack’n’slash rampage, with a pinch of rogue-lite, and some permadeath. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 31 May 2022 Play it coop with up to 4 friends, or go alone in an adventure of hack’n’slash rampage, with a pinch of rogue-lite, and some permadeath. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 31 May 2022 Play it coop with up to 4 friends, or go alone in an adventure of hack’n’slash rampage, with a pinch of rogue-lite, and some permadeath. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 31 May 2022 Play it coop with up to 4 friends, or go alone in an adventure of hack’n’slash rampage, with a pinch of rogue-lite, and some permadeath. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 31 May 2022 Play it coop with up to 4 friends, or go alone in an adventure of hack’n’slash rampage, with a pinch of rogue-lite, and some permadeath. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 31 May 2022 In fact, with the rise in the number and dollar value of luxury transactions in 2021, the ratio of resale condo sales to coop sales over $4 million rose to the highest since 2008. John Walkup, Forbes, 3 Jan. 2022 Play it coop with up to 4 friends, or go alone in an adventure of hack’n’slash rampage, with a pinch of rogue-lite, and some permadeath. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 23 Dec. 2021 Three relative strangers cooped up underground indefinitely to avoid an unseen danger, who don't entirely trust each other? Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 3 May 2020 See More

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First Known Use of coop

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1583, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1861, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coop

Noun (1)

Middle English cupe; akin to Old English cȳpe basket

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“Coop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coop. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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coop

noun
\ ˈküp How to pronounce coop (audio) , ˈku̇p \

Kids Definition of coop

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a cage or small building for keeping poultry

coop

verb
cooped; cooping

Kids Definition of coop (Entry 2 of 2)

: to restrict to a small space The dog was cooped up in a cage.

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