• 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
    • v cooper make barrels and casks
    • n cooper a craftsman who makes or repairs wooden barrels or tubs
    • n Cooper United States novelist noted for his stories of American Indians and the frontier life (1789-1851)
    • n Cooper United States film actor noted for his portrayals of strong silent heroes (1901-1961)
    • n Cooper 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)
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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
    • n Cooper One who makes barrels, hogsheads, casks, etc.
    • v. t Cooper To do the work of a cooper upon; as, to cooper a cask or barrel.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper was so relaxed on the morning of his launch into space in May 1963 that he fell asleep in his space capsule while waiting for blastoff.
    • n cooper One whose occupation is the making of barrels, tubs, and other vessels formed of staves and hoops.
    • n cooper [So called from the practice at breweries of allowing the coopers a daily portion of stout and porter. Cf. porter, a malt liquor.] A popular London beverage, consisting half of stout and half of porter.
    • cooper To do the work of a cooper; make barrels, hogsheads, casks, etc.
    • cooper To mend or put in order: as, to cooper casks.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Brigham Young invented the department store. Zion's Cooperative Mercantile Institution (ZCMI as it's known to those in Utah) is still in operation in Salt Lake City.
    • n Cooper one who makes tubs, casks, &c.: a mixture of stout and porter
    • n Cooper kōōp′ėr a floating grog-shop
    • v.i Cooper to supply fishing-boats at sea with liquor
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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
From Coop


In literature:

In the autumn Miss Shaw returned and held meetings throughout the State, managed by Miss Harriet Cooper.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
Wallace Nash spoke on the work of the Christian Cooperative Federation.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
Cooper took, like Scott, "the easiest path across country," just as a bee-hunter seems to take the easiest path through the woods.
"The American Mind" by Bliss Perry
Cooper came to him at the age of twelve and remained with him till he became an actor at seventeen.
"Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle" by H. N. Brailsford
Pink roses were sent by the committee to Mrs. Johnson, wife of the Governor, and violets to Mrs. Wallace for their helpful cooperation.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
Cooper Creek by special agents of the sheriff's office, according to Sheriff Duff.
"The Skull" by Philip K. Dick
For Miss Cooper, indeed, any other face would have been difficult.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 89, March, 1865" by Various
Sir Astley Cooper was much connected with Yarmouth in his young days, when his father was the incumbent of the parish church.
"East Anglia Personal Recollections and Historical Associations" by J. Ewing Ritchie
Adjutant-General Cooper was in, comparing notes with the Secretary as to the number of regiments in the field.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Every old "Morgan man" will remember, if he has not already recognized, Billy Cooper.
"History of Morgan's Cavalry" by Basil W. Duke

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
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

In news:

Channel was choppy the day Marquis Cooper went missing.
Fonterra, the giant cooperative that dominates country's dairy industry, announced that a 10.5 percent increase in its forecast payout to farmers to NZ$7.50.
Alice Coopers Solid Rock, Facebook.
Kodakgirl, as Martha Cooper is known to the city's B-boys and B-girls, has left her own indelible mark on New York as an obsessive observer of vernacular art and public spaces.
Ms Cooper's work was informed by her years in the Peace Corps and curating anthropology at the Yale Peabody Museum.
Born in Guatemala and adopted by two American mothers, 9-year-old Ellie Cooper has grown accustomed to standing out in her predominantly white Christian town of Middlefield, Conn.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Irwin Industrial Tool Co. Has issued a voluntary recall of a promotional 10-inch circular saw blade 3-pack due to laceration hazard posed by defection packaging.
Al Sharpton joins Cooper Green fight.
Al Sharpton joins the fight to save inpatient and emergency room services at Cooper Green.
Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.
Wilmington police say they're looking for information about a shooting, and their job is being made harder by the victim, who's not cooperating.
Bradley Cooper, left, and Jeremy Irons in a scene from "The Words.".
Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Irons in a scene from "The Words.".
2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo vs 2012 Mini Cooper S Clubman.
2012 Mini Cooper S Clubman Hampton.

In science:

It is shown that Green’s function method in the superconductivity theory is a realization of discussed Heisenberg idea proposed by him for the quantization of nonlinear spinor field. A possible experimental testing for the string approximation of the Cooper pair is offered.
A String Approximation for Cooper Pair in High-T$_{\bf c}$ superconductivity
In other words, the magnetic charges, defined as the Dirac monopoles in ground state of QCD, should condense in the vacuum in just the same way as the Cooper pair in a superconductor.
A String Approximation for Cooper Pair in High-T$_{\bf c}$ superconductivity
V is the potential energy of the phonon interaction between Cooper electrons, k is a coefficient and l is a length of the string.
A String Approximation for Cooper Pair in High-T$_{\bf c}$ superconductivity
The calculation for kinetic energy term ˆK gives us hΦ| ˆK |Φi = 2 Xk where the single particle energies εk are measured from the Fermi surface εF , the factor 2 appears as |vk |2 is the occupation probability for the Cooper pair.
A String Approximation for Cooper Pair in High-T$_{\bf c}$ superconductivity
This means that in the textbook it was made the following approximation: the operators ˆψ ˆψ and ˆψ+ ˆψ+ contain terms corresponding to the annihilation and creation of bound pairs (Cooper pairs).
A String Approximation for Cooper Pair in High-T$_{\bf c}$ superconductivity