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coop·er

 (ko͞o′pər)
n.
A person who makes or repairs wooden barrels and tubs.

[Middle English couper, from Middle Dutch kūper, from kūpe, basket, tub; see coop.]

coop′er v.
coop′er·age n.

cooper

(ˈkuːpə)
n
(Crafts) Also called: hooper a person skilled in making and repairing barrels, casks, etc
vb
1. (Crafts) (tr) to make or mend (barrels, casks, etc)
2. (Crafts) (intr) to work as a cooper
[C13: from Middle Dutch cūper or Middle Low German kūper; see coop1]

Cooper

(ˈkuːpə)
n
1. (Biography) Anthony Ashley. See (Earl of) Shaftesbury
2. (Biography) Cary (Lynn). born 1940, British psychologist, noted for his studies of behaviour at work and the causes and treatment of stress
3. (Biography) Gary, real name Frank James Cooper. 1901–61, US film actor; his many films include Sergeant York (1941) and High Noon (1952), for both of which he won Oscars
4. (Biography) Sir Henry. 1934–2011, British boxer; European heavyweight champion (1964; 1968–71)
5. (Biography) James Fenimore 1789–1851, US novelist, noted for his stories of Native Americans, esp The Last of the Mohicans (1826)
6. (Biography) Leon Neil. born 1930, US physicist, noted for his work on the theory of superconductivity. He shared the Nobel prize for physics 1972
7. (Biography) Samuel 1609–72, English miniaturist

coop•er

(ˈku pər, ˈkʊp ər)

n.
1. a person who makes or repairs casks, barrels, or tubs.
v.t.
2. to work as a cooper on.
v.i.
3. to work as a cooper.
[1350–1400; Middle English couper < Middle Low German kūper or Middle Dutch cūper < Medieval Latin cūpārius (Latin cūp(a) cask, vat + -ārius -ary)]

Coo•per

(ˈku pər, ˈkʊp ər)

n.
1. Anthony Ashley, Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper.
2. James Fenimore, 1789–1851, U.S. novelist.
3. Peter, 1791–1883, U.S. inventor and philanthropist.

cooper


Past participle: coopered
Gerund: coopering

Imperative
cooper
cooper
Present
I cooper
you cooper
he/she/it coopers
we cooper
you cooper
they cooper
Preterite
I coopered
you coopered
he/she/it coopered
we coopered
you coopered
they coopered
Present Continuous
I am coopering
you are coopering
he/she/it is coopering
we are coopering
you are coopering
they are coopering
Present Perfect
I have coopered
you have coopered
he/she/it has coopered
we have coopered
you have coopered
they have coopered
Past Continuous
I was coopering
you were coopering
he/she/it was coopering
we were coopering
you were coopering
they were coopering
Past Perfect
I had coopered
you had coopered
he/she/it had coopered
we had coopered
you had coopered
they had coopered
Future
I will cooper
you will cooper
he/she/it will cooper
we will cooper
you will cooper
they will cooper
Future Perfect
I will have coopered
you will have coopered
he/she/it will have coopered
we will have coopered
you will have coopered
they will have coopered
Future Continuous
I will be coopering
you will be coopering
he/she/it will be coopering
we will be coopering
you will be coopering
they will be coopering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been coopering
you have been coopering
he/she/it has been coopering
we have been coopering
you have been coopering
they have been coopering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been coopering
you will have been coopering
he/she/it will have been coopering
we will have been coopering
you will have been coopering
they will have been coopering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been coopering
you had been coopering
he/she/it had been coopering
we had been coopering
you had been coopering
they had been coopering
Conditional
I would cooper
you would cooper
he/she/it would cooper
we would cooper
you would cooper
they would cooper
Past Conditional
I would have coopered
you would have coopered
he/she/it would have coopered
we would have coopered
you would have coopered
they would have coopered

Cooper

One who makes or repairs wooden barrels.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cooper - United States industrialist who built the first American locomotiveCooper - United States industrialist who built the first American locomotive; founded Cooper Union in New York City to offer free courses in the arts and sciences (1791-1883)
2.Cooper - United States film actor noted for his portrayals of strong silent heroes (1901-1961)Cooper - United States film actor noted for his portrayals of strong silent heroes (1901-1961)
3.Cooper - United States novelist noted for his stories of American Indians and the frontier life (1789-1851)Cooper - United States novelist noted for his stories of American Indians and the frontier life (1789-1851)
4.Cooper - a craftsman who makes or repairs wooden barrels or tubscooper - a craftsman who makes or repairs wooden barrels or tubs
artisan, journeyman, artificer, craftsman - a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
Verb1.cooper - make barrels and casks
make - make by shaping or bringing together constituents; "make a dress"; "make a cake"; "make a wall of stones"
Translations
aamissepppüttsepp
bednarz

cooper

[ˈkuːpəʳ] Ntonelero/a m/f

cooper

[ˈkuːpər] (old-fashioned) n (= barrel-maker) → tonnelier m

cooper

nBöttcher m, → Küfer m (dial)
References in classic literature ?
A strapping, ruddy girl was beating flax or some such stuff in a little bit of a good-box of a barn, and she swung her flail with a will--if it was a flail; I was not farmer enough to know what she was at; a frowsy, barelegged girl was herding half a dozen geese with a stick--driving them along the lane and keeping them out of the dwellings; a cooper was at work in a shop which I know he did not make so large a thing as a hogshead in, for there was not room.
and we judged he had found Sam Cooper drunk in the road,
At nights he studied science in the free classes of Cooper Union.
She might have belonged to some tribe of Red-Skins described by Cooper, for her legs, neck, and arms were the color of brick.
I knew there were smugglers, but I thought that since the capture of Algiers, and the destruction of the regency, pirates existed only in the romances of Cooper and Captain Marryat.
Then comes Sir William Phipps, shepherd, cooper, sea-captain, and governor--may many of his countrymen rise as high from as low an origin
It isn't worth while, in these practical times, for people to talk about Indian poetry--there never was any in them--except in the Fenimore Cooper Indians.
It was with greater satisfaction that they welcomed his success, since Perkins and Cooper had fallen upon evil days: Cooper drank like a fish, and just before Tom Perkins took his degree the linendrapers filed their petition in bankruptcy.
Strictly speaking, Daniel Cooper was one figure of the anglaise.
good for the big folks to make money out on," said old Timothy Cooper, who had stayed behind turning his hay while the others had been gone on their spree;--"I'n seen lots o' things turn up sin' I war a young un--the war an' the peace, and the canells, an' the oald King George, an' the Regen', an' the new King George, an' the new un as has got a new ne-ame--an' it's been all aloike to the poor mon.
Nikita's wife Martha, who had once been a handsome vigorous woman, managed the homestead with the help of her son and two daughters, and did not urge Nikita to live at home: first because she had been living for some twenty years already with a cooper, a peasant from another village who lodged in their house; and secondly because though she managed her husband as she pleased when he was sober, she feared him like fire when he was drunk.
He tingled with the excitement of the chase, and endeavoured to creep through the undergrowth like one of those intelligent Indians of whom he had read so many years before in the pages of Mr Fenimore Cooper.