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cooper

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noun coo·per \ˈkü-pər, ˈku̇-\

Definition of cooper

  1. :  one that makes or repairs wooden casks or tubs

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Origin and Etymology of cooper

Middle English couper, cowper, from Middle Dutch cūper (from cūpe cask) or Middle Low German kūper, from kūpe cask; Middle Dutch cūpe & Middle Low German kūpe, from Latin cupa; akin to Greek kypellon cup — more at hive


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cooper

verb coo·per

Definition of cooper

coopered

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coopering

play \ˈkü-p(ə-)riŋ, ˈku̇-\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to work as a cooper on

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to work at or do coopering

First Known Use of cooper

1720


Cooper

biographical name coo·per

Definition of Cooper

  1. Anthony Ashley — see shaftesbury


Cooper

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biographical name Coo·per \ˈkü-pər, ˈku̇-\

Definition of Cooper

  1. James Fen*i*moreplay \ˈfen-ə-ˌmȯr\ 1789–1851 American novelist


Cooper

biographical name coo·per

Definition of Cooper

  1. Leon Neil 1930–     American physicist


Cooper

biographical name coo·per

Definition of Cooper

  1. Peter 1791–1883 American manufacturer and philanthropist


COOPER Defined for English Language Learners

cooper

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noun

Definition of cooper for English Language Learners

  • : a person who makes or repairs wooden casks or barrels


COOPER Defined for Kids

cooper

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noun coo·per \ˈkü-pər, ˈku̇-\

Definition of cooper for Students

  1. :  a worker who makes or repairs wooden casks, tubs, or barrels

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