- a person who makes or repairs casks, barrels, etc.
- to make or repair (casks, barrels, etc.).
- to furnish or fix (usually followed by up).
- to work as a cooper.
Origin of cooper
- Anthony Ashley. 1st, 3rd, and 7th Earl of Shaftesbury.
- GaryFrank James Cooper, 1901–61, U.S. actor.
- Hugh Lincoln,1865–1937, U.S. hydraulic engineer.
- James Fen·i·more [fen-uh-mawr, -mohr] /ˈfɛn əˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊr/, 1789–1851, U.S. novelist.
- Leon N.,born 1930, U.S. physicist: Nobel Prize 1972.
- Peter,1791–1883, U.S. inventor, manufacturer, reformer, and philanthropist.
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
Cooper had a little row with this boarding officer, but was silenced by the captain.
The very day that Cooper joined us, was one of deep disgrace to me.
This youth was named Cooper, and was never called by any other appellation in the ship.
The captain had ordered Cooper to boil some pitch at the galley.
There was also an Englishman who worked his passage, having been the cooper of a whaler that was wrecked.
- Also called: hooper a person skilled in making and repairing barrels, casks, etc
- (tr) to make or mend (barrels, casks, etc)
- (intr) to work as a cooper
Word Origin for cooper
- Anthony Ashley. See (Earl of) Shaftesbury
- Cary (Lynn). born 1940, British psychologist, noted for his studies of behaviour at work and the causes and treatment of stress
- Gary, real name Frank James Cooper. 1901–61, US film actor; his many films include Sergeant York (1941) and High Noon (1952), for both of which he won Oscars
- Sir Henry. 1934–2011, British boxer; European heavyweight champion (1964; 1968–71)
- James Fenimore 1789–1851, US novelist, noted for his stories of American Indians, esp The Last of the Mohicans (1826)
- Leon Neil. born 1930, US physicist, noted for his work on the theory of superconductivity. He shared the Nobel prize for physics 1972
- Samuel 1609–72, English miniaturist
"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.