verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- cooper city,
- cooper creek,
- cooper pair,
- cooper's hawk,
- cooper's ligament
Origin of cooper
Examples from the Web for cooper
We are not told that Cooper had been able to vote without hindrance when she lived in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Cooper had little Alexis pose for a picture on the exact spot there Garner was pinned.
Cooper spoke of how pained he was that Garner will never get that chance with his own kids.
What did you think of the fistfight sequence between Cooper and Mann on the second planet?Neil deGrasse Tyson Breaks Down ‘Interstellar’: Black Holes, Time Dilations, and Massive Waves|Marlow Stern|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Embodying both the disfigured exterior and the sensitive man inside is the challenge facing Cooper.
I must tell you now about Mr. Cooper's first child, and how fine a thing it was to have an inventor for a papa.Stories of Great Inventors|Hattie E. Macomber
He gives the money to the cooper and says: "Take and count it; meanwhile I am going to drink, for I am dying of thirst."Italian Popular Tales|Thomas Frederick Crane
The afternoon sun was pleasantly warm and the air, it seemed to Cooper, was the freshest he had ever smelled.Project Mastodon|Clifford Donald Simak
I think it fortunate for Mr Cooper that it did, as people have been lynched who have not said half so much as he did in that work.Diary in America, Series Two|Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
We arrive at the top only to see Cooper and Dan disappear over a precipice after the dogs, but here we stop.Pony Tracks|Frederic Remington
Word Origin for cooper
"craftsman who makes wooden vessels," attested from late 12c. as a surname, either from Old English (unattested) or from a Low German source akin to Middle Dutch cuper, East Frisian kuper, from Low German kupe (German Kufe) "cask," cognate with Medieval Latin cupa (see coop (n.)).
A dry cooper makes casks, etc., to hold dry goods, a wet cooper those to contain liquids, a white cooper pails, tubs, and the like for domestic or dairy use. [OED]
The surname Cowper (pronounced "cooper") preserves a 15c. spelling.