• 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
    • adj cooperative willing to adjust to differences in order to obtain agreement
    • adj cooperative done with or working with others for a common purpose or benefit "a cooperative effort"
    • adj cooperative involving the joint activity of two or more "concerted action","the conjunct influence of fire and strong wind","the conjunctive focus of political opposition","a cooperative effort","a united effort","joint military activities"
    • n cooperative a jointly owned commercial enterprise (usually organized by farmers or consumers) that produces and distributes goods and services and is run for the benefit of its owners
    • n cooperative an association formed and operated for the benefit of those using it
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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
    • a Coöperative Operating jointly to the same end.
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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.”


In literature:

All mounted the wide steps, greeted Mr. Cooper, and passed across the porch into the polished hall.
"Historic Boyhoods" by Rupert Sargent Holland
Cooper, a derivative of Lat.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
To finance these undertakings he had the cooperation of Father Walters in St. Patrick's.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 7, 1922" by Various
It is to be solved by world statesmanship in cooperation with the reawakened Jewish people.
"The Jewish State" by Theodor Herzl
WILLIAM COOPER, the emigrant ancestor of JAMES FENIMORE COOPER, arrived in this country in 1679, and settled at Burlington, New Jersey.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851" by Various
Colonel Cooper at once ordered the tents to be lowered and the trenches to be manned.
"The Second Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the South African War" by Cecil Francis Romer and Arthur Edward Mainwaring
He cooperated after a second's startlement, then grinned down at her.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
With mounting enthusiasm, he eagerly embraced his treatment and entered into a state of active cooperation.
"This Crowded Earth" by Robert Bloch
Ca' canny, lad, ye're but a new-come cooper.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Of all the actors we have ever seen in the old world or in the new, he who imposes the most difficult task upon the critic is Mr. Cooper.
"The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor" by Various
Lance Cooper couldn't let anything bad happen to his best girl.
"Next Door, Next World" by Robert Donald Locke
It was essential for the maturing of his plans to obtain Catholic cooperation.
"The Loyalist" by James Francis Barrett
But after the war, the domestic woolen mills were shut down, and there was no sale for Mr. Cooper's machines.
"Peter Cooper" by Rossiter W. Raymond
In most families the husband and wife are partners whose relationship is based on cooperation and mutual respect.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
It is as essentially mutual and cooperative as life insurance or banking.
"The Romance of the Reaper" by Herbert Newton Casson
Jerry and Penny approached the manager of the cooperative.
"The Clock Strikes Thirteen" by Mildred A. Wirt
Dr. Cooper, of Yarmouth, and daughter of Mr. James Bransby, of Shotesham.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie
Bristol (Augusta), nee Cooper, American educator, b. Croydon, New Haven, 17 April, 1835.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
Mr. Cooper was a man in extensive wholesale business, and wished Edgar to go into his counting-house.
"Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles" by Mrs. Henry Wood
By E. H. COOPER, Author of 'Mr.
"Evolution" by Frank B. Jevons

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 what was Ledgie Cooper's surprise
When he open'd up his een,
To see toom binks an' an open door,
An' nae schule weans to be seen?
"Ledgie Cooper" by Alexander Anderson
Not always at the joints, competing with
Experience while cooperating with
Experience, and keeping an obstinate
Intransigence, uncanny, of its own.
"Learning the Trees" by Howard Nemerov
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

In news:

Alice Cooper, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp Jam on "Whole Lotta Love" and " Brown Sugar ".
Host Carson Cooper traveled to Tampa City Hall to talk with the first-term mayor.
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn (L) and Florida Matters Host Carson Cooper (R) in the mayor's conference room, Tampa City Hall Annex.
Bull Hide Creek plant tour is just one example of how government, residents must cooperate.
BEMIDJI – Paul Bunyan Communications is returning more than $2.1 million to members through its 2012 Capital Credit return, the cooperative announced this week.
Anderson Cooper had her on his show the other day and well it didn't end to well for her.
And it seems that even the easygoing Anderson Cooper has lost his patience with their antics.
Just four days before he left office, President Bush instructed former White House aide Karl Rove to refuse to cooperate with future congressional inquiries into alleged misconduct during his administration.
JIM COOPER/AP PHOTO Candace Bushnell , the "Sex and the City" writer, claims her ballet dancer husband is having an affair with one of his co-stars.
I am a shareholder in a cooperative of about 400 units.
So, will the weather cooperate.
2009 Mini John Cooper Works Clubman .
Called the Clubman , it is essentially a stretched version of the regular Cooper.
If you have a need for more room without sacrificing the thrills of the original Cooper S, the Clubman may be your ticket.

In science:

We find that the charge density forms hexagonal rings throughout the lattice, suggesting strong long range correlations owing to cooperative ring exchange.
Anlaytic mean-field Hall crystal solution at nu=1/3: composite fermion like sub-bands and correlation effects
If cooperative interactions among the loop-promoting proteins and the initiation/termination sites are considered, the throughput can be further regulated in a nonmonotonic manner.
Ribosome recycling, diffusion, and mRNA loop formation in translational regulation
Cooperative interactions of the initiation and termination sites with eIF’s and PAB proteins will also be considered within a number of reasonable assumptions.
Ribosome recycling, diffusion, and mRNA loop formation in translational regulation
Initiation-Termination Cooperative Effects We have so far considered only the effects of the binding energy U0 on loop formation, 1/R, and the resulting local ribosome concentration at the initiation site.
Ribosome recycling, diffusion, and mRNA loop formation in translational regulation
Additionally, the noncoded regions between the elongation factors and the initiation site, and the termination site and the poly(A) tail-bound PAB can be varied to test possible cooperative interactions defined by Eq. 30.
Ribosome recycling, diffusion, and mRNA loop formation in translational regulation
Lett. 90, 077002 (2003)] leads to the conclusion that ferromagnetic quantum critical point (FQCP) cannot be described by a Stoner model because of a strong interplay between the paramagnetic fluctuations and the Cooper channel, at least in two dimensions.
Breakup of a Stoner model for the 2D ferromagnetic quantum critical point
In other words, a Stoner like ferromagnetic QCP is not self-consistent namely because it seemingly leads to such strong pairing fluctuations that make incorrect independent analysis of the spin ”zero sound” and Cooper channels.
Breakup of a Stoner model for the 2D ferromagnetic quantum critical point
Note that the model itself does not determine the spatial symmetry of the triplet Copper pair wave-function: exchange by paramagnons is not the only interaction between the electrons in the Cooper channel.
Breakup of a Stoner model for the 2D ferromagnetic quantum critical point
Research in Astronomy, Inc., under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.
The Globular Cluster System of NGC 5128 I. Survey and Catalogs
Part the thermodynamical calculations on the Potts model were done in cooperation with A. M.
On large deviation properties of Erdos-Renyi random graphs
Angles d’Auriac, J-Ch., Igloi, F., Preissmann, M., Sebo, A. (2002), Optimal Cooperation and Submodularity for Computing Potts’ Partition Functions with a Large Number of State. J.
On large deviation properties of Erdos-Renyi random graphs
Watanabe, Last exit times for transient L´evy processes, Cooperative Research Pro ject, Inst.
Degrees of transience and recurrence and hierarchical random walks
Therefore, we speculate that this phenomenon leads to the secondary peak and, hence, can be characterized as localized, cooperative vibrational motion.
Spatially heterogeneous dynamics and dynamic facilitation in a model of viscous silica
However, cooperative string-like motion is less relevant in BKS silica than in non-network forming liquids [11, 15, 17], suggesting that this dynamical pattern is suppressed by the presence of covalent bonds.
Spatially heterogeneous dynamics and dynamic facilitation in a model of viscous silica
We have demonstrated that the cooperative dynamics of random walkers in a simple one-dimensional channel can give rise to highly non-exponential relaxation, when number density fluctuations are not allowed.
Relaxation in open one-dimensional systems