verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of cooper
Examples from the Web for cooper
Contemporary Examples of 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’
January 2, 2015
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
November 11, 2014
Embodying both the disfigured exterior and the sensitive man inside is the challenge facing Cooper.The True Story of ‘The Elephant Man’
November 3, 2014
Historical Examples of cooper
This youth was named Cooper, and was never called by any other appellation in the ship.
The very day that Cooper joined us, was one of deep disgrace to me.
There was also an Englishman who worked his passage, having been the cooper of a whaler that was wrecked.
The captain had ordered Cooper to boil some pitch at the galley.
But, even to Cooper, Bill always called himself a Philadelphian.
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.