Definitions for co-opˈkoʊ ɒp
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a cooperative enterprise, building, or apartment.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Idioms for co-op:
go co-op,(of an apartment building) to convert to a cooperative.
Origin of co-op:
1860–65; by shortening
an enclosure or cage in which poultry or small animals are penned.
a confined space.
Category: Status (usage)
(v.t.)to place in or as if in a coop (often fol. by up).
Idioms for coop:
fly the coop,to escape.
Category: Idiom, Informal
Origin of coop:
1250–1300; ME coupe basket, perh. < Scand; cf. Norw kaup wooden can; akin to OE cȳpa basket
a jointly owned commercial enterprise (usually organized by farmers or consumers) that produces and distributes goods and services and is run for the benefit of its owners
chicken coop, coop, hencoop, henhouse(noun)
a farm building for housing poultry
an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept
A unit of a housing co-operative; a purchased apartment where the apartment owners collectively are responsible for maintenance of common areas and upkeep.
Any co-operative, including housing, retail, utility, agricultural, banking or worker cooperatives.
Any of very many shops belonging to the Cooperative Retail Society