cooper

noun
coo·per | \ˈkü-pər, ˈku̇- \

Definition of cooper 

(Entry 1 of 6)

: one that makes or repairs wooden casks or tubs

cooper

verb
coopered; coopering\ˈkü-p(ə-)riŋ, ˈku̇- \

Definition of cooper (Entry 2 of 6)

transitive verb

: to work as a cooper on

intransitive verb

: to work at or do coopering

Cooper

biographical name (1)

Definition of Cooper (Entry 3 of 6)

Anthony Ashley — see shaftesbury

Cooper

biographical name (2)
Coo·per | \ˈkü-pər, ˈku̇-\

Definition of Cooper (Entry 4 of 6)

James Fen*i*more \ˈfen-ə-ˌmȯr \ 1789–1851 American novelist

Cooper

biographical name (3)

Definition of Cooper (Entry 5 of 6)

Leon Neil 1930–     American physicist

Cooper

biographical name (4)

Definition of Cooper (Entry 6 of 6)

Peter 1791–1883 American manufacturer and philanthropist

Examples of cooper in a Sentence

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As for employment, John Edward Kelly worked as a blacksmith at a cooper, making iron bands for barrels. Philip Bump, BostonGlobe.com, "How John Kelly’s family history compares with the immigrants he wants to keep from entering," 11 May 2018 During the construction, any lead pipes will be replaced with cooper. Jennifer Conn, Akron Reporter, cleveland.com, "Akron secures $2 million state grant, low-interest loan to replace old, high-maintenance water lines," 24 Apr. 2018 Along with the photo of herself, Knight also shared a photo of her white mini cooper resting against a black car in a photo of the crash that occurred on Tuesday night. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "Keltie Knight Opens Up About Her 'Near Death Experience' After a Terrible Car Accident," 19 Apr. 2018 The flour was placed in barrels, built on-site in a cooper’s shop and transported to the port in Joppa, according to the program. David Anderson, The Aegis, "Community gets lessons on Harford's farming and hunting legacy at Historical Society event," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of cooper

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1720, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for cooper

Noun

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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cooper

: a person who makes or repairs wooden casks or barrels

cooper

noun
coo·per | \ˈkü-pər, ˈku̇-\

Kids Definition of cooper

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

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