• 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 cooperator an associate in an activity or endeavor or sphere of common interest "the musician and the librettist were collaborators","sexual partners"
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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 Coöperator One who labors jointly with others to promote the same end. "Coöperators with the truth."
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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 cooperator ⟨ LL. cooperator, ⟨ cooperari, pp. cooperatus, work together: see coöperate.] One who acts, labors, or strives in conjunction with another or others for the promotion of a common end; specifically, a member of a coöperative society.
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  • Ralph Charell
    Ralph Charell
    “It is through cooperation, rather than conflict, that your greatest successes will be derived”
  • 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.”
  • Orway Tead
    Orway Tead
    “Leadership is the activity of influencing people to cooperate towards some goal which they come to find desirable and which motivates them over the long haul.”


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


In literature:

Mrs. Cooper was a strong-minded woman, but William Cooper was a stronger-minded man.
"The Story of Cooperstown" by Ralph Birdsall
Another great objection to Cooperative Federalism is more difficult to meet.
"The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation"
Samuel Cooper had been Adjutant General of the United States Army since 1852.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
The successes of Peter Cooper's long and useful life are well known.
"Scientific American, Volume 40, No. 13, March 29, 1879" by Various
Here is a critical field for cooperation and self-suppression.
"The War and Unity" by Various
No club is so exclusive that it does not contain one or more members of the Cooper type.
"The Substitute Prisoner" by Max Marcin
And I will not deny that the bargain element appealed very strongly to Mrs. Cooper.
"The Patient Observer" by Simeon Strunsky
He was a cooper by trade.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
British press, Cooper's opinion of, 106, 136, 137; its attacks upon Cooper, 138, 173-176, 199, 236.
"James Fenimore Cooper" by Thomas R. Lounsbury
No, he was simply Peter Cooper, a man ninety-two years old, and the best loved man in America.
"Stories of Great Inventors" by Hattie E. Macomber

In poetry:

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
'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:

"I have a hard time keeping my clothes on now," the 65-year-old bombshell told Anderson Cooper on Thursday.
This pianist plays with a cooperative quartet including the trumpeter Jim Rotondi, the bassist John Webber and the drummer Neil Smith.
Anderson Cooper ducks explosion in Gaza.
Bradley Cooper On Getting Back To His Roots.
Those measures, according to the reports, reduce the size of cooperative farm units from between 10 and 25 farmers to between four and six.
Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence Banter in New 'Silver Linings Playbook' Trailer (Video).
They are instead turning to cooperative economic models: bartering , professional exchanges, ethical banking, and crowdfunding efforts to hold powerful institutions accountable.
She has taken the unreasonable stand that Cooper, our main dog, is the last red-eyed, floppy-eared, sandbag-shaped basset hound I will ever be allowed to own.
On Sunday's Mad Men, beloved Sterling Cooper art director Salvatore Romano was cruelly relieved of his position after refusing to service an inebriated Texan.
In cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, Robert Bosch Tool Corp. Of Chicago, Ill. Is voluntarily recalling about 2 million Skil(R) Warrior drill battery charger s.
Lisa Cooper with her son Harry.
Cars 'n Cash at Bay Street Offering Mini Cooper.
3B Is Run by a Cooperative of Artists in Their Twenties.
Auction House and Mongolian President to Cooperate in Fight Over Fossil.
2013 Mini Cooper Countryman S All4 John Cooper Works Euro Spec Drive.

In science:

In fact, as argued in point (i) above, the cooperation in the production game is a mixture of additive cooperation and complementary cooperation.
Complementary cooperation, minimal winning coalitions, and power indices
The cooperation in the basketball, however, can be perfectly described by the complementary cooperation rule alone.
Complementary cooperation, minimal winning coalitions, and power indices
Although this assumption seems at the first glance too simple and even artificial, it models the nature of cooperation: by cooperation people can do something that may never be done by any single person.
Complementary cooperation, minimal winning coalitions, and power indices
There, for a multiple access wireless data network, non-cooperative and cooperative games are introduced, wherein users choose their transmit powers in order to maximize their energy efficiency.
Potential Games for Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation in Multipoint-to-Multipoint CDMA Wireless Data Networks
BS cooperation here means that multiple BSs cooperatively transmit or receive from MUs.
Green Cellular Networks: A Survey, Some Research Issues and Challenges