• The Jamestown cooper was a busy craftsman. Many barrels, hogsheads, and casks were needed in the colony, and large quantities of barrel staves were made for shipping to England. (Painting by Sidney E. King.)
    The Jamestown cooper was a busy craftsman. Many barrels, hogsheads, and casks were needed in the colony, and large quantities of barrel staves were made for shipping to England. (Painting by Sidney E. King.)
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cooperation the practice of cooperating "economic cooperation","they agreed on a policy of cooperation"
    • n cooperation joint operation or action "their cooperation with us was essential for the success of our mission"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

View from Cooper's Hill View from Cooper's Hill

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Singer Alice Cooper once had a live chicken thrown at him during a concert in Toronto. He threw the chicken back at the crowd and all the publicity surrounding the incident skyrocketed his singing career
    • Coöperation The act of coöperating, or of operating together to one end; joint operation; concurrent effort or labor. "Not holpen by the coöperation of angels."
    • Coöperation (Polit. Econ) The association of a number of persons for their benefit.
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  • Ralph Charell
    Ralph Charell
    “It is through cooperation, rather than conflict, that your greatest successes will be derived”
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    “Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.”
  • Bertrand Russell
    “The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If you want to be incrementally better: Be competitive. If you want to be exponentially better: Be cooperative.”
  • Bertrand Russell
    “Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.”
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    “Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. coöperatio,: cf. F. coopération,


In literature:

Walter here's willing to cooperate a hundred percent.
"Get Out of Our Skies!" by E. K. Jarvis
In person, Captain Cooper was tall and angular of frame.
"Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates" by Howard I. Pyle
American letters saw the appearance of Cooper's novels, "The Pioneers" and the "Pilot.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
The boys were in a glow of pride at this cooperation with Colonel Woodruff.
"The Brown Mouse" by Herbert Quick
It is recognised that the poor man's cooperation is as important as the rich man's subscription.
"The Rural Life Problem of the United States" by Horace Curzon Plunkett
The basis of this cooperation proved to be the machine.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
Competition in exploration often develops an atmosphere of suspicion and furtiveness which is highly unfavorable to cooperative efforts.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
In February, 1860, Emily Howland arranged a course of lectures on Woman's Rights, to be given in Cooper Institute, New York.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
But even he was dependent in practically all cases, upon the mental cooperation of the one who would be healed.
"The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit" by Ralph Waldo Trine
Her military part was to send 120,000 troops across the Channel to cooperate with the French army against the Germans.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various

In poetry:

Auld Ledgie Cooper cam' into the schule,
But his face was wae to see;
A sad, sad look was upon his broo,
An' a sad look in his e'e.
"Ledgie Cooper" by Alexander Anderson
But when Ledgie Cooper had finish'd the pray'r,
An' afore he turn'd to sit doon,
He dichted the sweat aff his broo, an' cried
At his scholars to gather roun'.
"Ledgie Cooper" by Alexander Anderson
COOPER, whose name is with his country's woven,
First in her files, her PIONEER of mind—
A wanderer now in other climes, has proven
His love for the young land he left behind;
"Red Jacket" by Fitz-Greene Halleck
Upon the plains of Jersey wide extended,
Where landscapes late my pleas'd attention drew,
Cooper's plantation with enchantments blended,
Lives in my mind, and forms a pleasant view.
"Pleasant View" by Thomas Odiorne
'O! yes and it is, madam, pray let me in,
I have brought he a half pint of Cooper's best gin,
She likes it as well as she likes her own mother,
O! now let me in, madam, I am her brother.
"The Lass in the Female Factory" by Anonymous Oceania
Three cheers for Cooper and Cary,
May they keep marching on — Marching with God upon the right, boys,
May they conquer o'er their foes
And the cursed money rings — Right will yet conquer might, boys.
"Hurrah for Cooper and Cary" by Julia A Moore

In news:

In recent years corridor communities in the region have increasingly recognized the value of Scenic Byways as economic development tools and catalysts for regional cooperation.
CNN's Blitzer, Cooper Head to Middle East.
Def Leppard pals around with Alice Cooper at a Kerrang magazine event this year.
The Chinese government has underscored its desire for cooperation with India, rather than an arms race.
Michelle Shocked, plus devil 1/3 Cooper McBean, green haps, Zion I and The Grouch.
David Lassman / The Post-Standard, 2009 Colin Pike and his son, Cooper (age 3) of Fulton paddle a canoe around Beaver Lake in 2009.
JONATHAN J COOPER Associated Press Published: September 27, 2012 4:31AM.
Robert Cooper, HRC Medical Centers is accused of making.
Renee Zellweger and Bradley Cooper got hot and sweaty in public Sunday, as they jogged along the streets of Canada.
But a cooperative effort is helping to turn things around.
"I'm not in favor of enforcing something on a business and causing them a financial hardship," Cooper said.
2008 Mini Cooper Clubman Video.
2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo vs 2012 Mini Cooper S Clubman .
2012 MINI Cooper Buyer's Guide.
Both spent years in a military brig in South Carolina, and neither ever cooperated with interrogators.

In science:

This model leads to the Cooper instability of the Fermi sea which creates the new vacuum of condensed Cooper pairs.
Quark scattering at QGP/2SC interface
The Cooper pairs consist of fermions, so that the state is symmetric only under the permutations that do not break any pair.
Theory of spin-2 Bose-Einstein condensates: spin-correlations, magnetic response, and excitation spectra
N and denominator D are obtained from the Cooper-Frye formula (5.1).
Elliptic Flow from a Transversally Thermalized Fireball
When a low level of ‘hardness’ in players exists, cooperation dominates, but the timescale depends quite sensitively on the fraction of shortcuts.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
When the level of hardness in players is average, the amount of cooperation which succeeds depends on the fraction of shortcuts.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research