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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 ?
"The Prairie" was the third in order of Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales.
Fleming had gone to the linendraper his father--they all remembered the shop, Perkins and Cooper, in St.
(Strictly speaking, Daniel Cooper was one figure of the anglaise.)
Anne's eyes shone all that day; literary ambitions sprouted and budded in her brain; their exhilaration accompanied her to Jennie Cooper's walking party, and not even the sight of Gilbert and Christine, walking just ahead of her and Roy, could quite subdue the sparkle of her starry hopes.
Is ole Miss Cooper's Nancy done give you de mitten?" Roxy followed this sally with another discharge of carefree laughter.
{Linum Usitatissimum = Linum usitatissimum (Cooper's capitalization varies) is the botanical name for the variety of flax from which linen is made}
'Well, did you tell your wife not to give the cooper any vodka?' he began in the same loud tone, quite convinced that Nikita must feel flattered to be talking with so clever and important a person as himself, and he was so pleased with his jest that it did not enter his head that the remark might be unpleasant to Nikita.
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. In those days Dudley Pickering had not thought very highly of Fenimore Cooper, holding his work deficient in serious and scientific interest; but now it seemed to him that there had been something in the man after all, and he resolved to get some of his books and go over them again.
While still warm, the oil, like hot punch, is received into the six-barrel casks; and while, perhaps, the ship is pitching and rolling this way and that in the midnight sea, the enormous casks are slewed round and headed over, end for end, and sometimes perilously scoot across the slippery deck, like so many land slides, till at last man-handled and stayed in their course; and all round the hoops, rap, rap, go as many hammers as can play upon them, for now, ex officio, every sailor is a cooper. At length, when the last pint is casked, and all is cool, then the great hatchways are unsealed, the bowels of the ship are thrown open, and down go the casks to their final rest in the sea.
{Gennessee = Genesee River, which flows north through central New York State to Lake Ontario--at the time of Cooper's story it was still on the frontier of settlement}
They were nearly all whalemen; chief mates, and second mates, and third mates, and sea carpenters, and sea coopers, and sea blacksmiths, and harpooneers, and ship keepers; a brown and brawny company, with bosky beards; an unshorn, shaggy set, all wearing monkey jackets for morning gowns.
It went crashing down the hillside, tearing up saplings, mowing bushes down like grass, ripping and crushing and smashing every thing in its path--eternally splintered and scattered a wood pile at the foot of the hill, and then sprang from the high bank clear over a dray in the road--the negro glanced up once and dodged--and the next second it made infinitesimal mince-meat of a frame cooper-shop, and the coopers swarmed out like bees.