Definition of Cooper

1. Noun. 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).

Exact synonyms: Peter Cooper
Generic synonyms: Industrialist, Altruist, Philanthropist

2. Verb. Make barrels and casks.
Generic synonyms: Make

3. Noun. United States film actor noted for his portrayals of strong silent heroes (1901-1961).
Exact synonyms: Frank Cooper, Gary Cooper
Generic synonyms: Actor, Histrion, Player, Role Player, Thespian

4. Noun. United States novelist noted for his stories of American Indians and the frontier life (1789-1851).
Exact synonyms: James Fenimore Cooper
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer

5. Noun. A craftsman who makes or repairs wooden barrels or tubs.
Exact synonyms: Barrel Maker
Generic synonyms: Artificer, Artisan, Craftsman, Journeyman

Definition of Cooper

1. n. One who makes barrels, hogsheads, casks, etc.

2. v. t. To do the work of a cooper upon; as, to cooper a cask or barrel.

Definition of Cooper

1. Proper noun. (surname A=An English occupational from=Middle English dot=) derived from cooper. ¹

2. Proper noun. (surnames male given name), transferred from the surname. ¹

3. Noun. A craftsman who makes and repairs barrels and similar wooden vessels such as casks, buckets and tubs. ¹

4. Verb. To make and repair barrels etc. ¹

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Definition of Cooper

1. to make or mend barrels [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cooper

coonskin cap
coonskin caps
coonskin hat
coonskin hats
coop in
coop up
cooped up
cooper (current term)
cooperative behaviour

Literary usage of Cooper

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Collections by Minisink Valley Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Society (1888)
"cooper, Lord Ashley, made Lord Chancellor of England, 8. 894. cooper, Caroline P., 5. xl ... cooper, Deacon John, Cambridge, died 174, 233, 354 ; 7. 4, 268. ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1887)
"In 1800 cooper was appointed surgeon to Guy's on the resignation of his uncle ... From this time forward, while he Samuel cooper published a large number of ..."

3. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1886)
"William and Mary cooper, the first of the family of that name to settle in ... Benjamin and Elizabeth cooper had a son, Samuel (the correspondent of John ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"balance, by the direction of Hobbs, was paid to cooper. On February 8, 1916, Wiggins sued cooper for the land, and on the trial a nonsuit was granted. ..."

5. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1887)
"President cooper took the chair and called the Board to order. ... President cooper in the chair. Present, Messrs. cooper, Kimball, Coronel, Milco, Chapin, ..."

6. Publications by Dorset Record Society, Ohio Civil War Centennial Commission, Ohio Historical Society (1896)
"The above two, on separate fol- 3039- papers, were read after dinner in the hearing of about 24 gentlemen who had been employed in serving Gray cooper, ..."

7. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by William Brown, Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Robert Henley Eden Henley (1819)
"Also I give and bequeath unto the said John cooper, the sura of " «£40, being the remainder of the said sum of £2QO, due from " him to me as aforesaid. ..."

8. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1901)
"Save Irving and cooper, no other American writer had yet approached him in fame ... James Fenimore cooper, the son of William and Elizabeth Fenimore cooper, ..."

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