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Definitions for Cooper
ˈku pər, ˈkʊp ərcoop·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Cooper, Peter Coopernoun

    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)

  2. Cooper, Gary Cooper, Frank Coopernoun

    United States film actor noted for his portrayals of strong silent heroes (1901-1961)

  3. Cooper, James Fenimore Coopernoun

    United States novelist noted for his stories of American Indians and the frontier life (1789-1851)

  4. cooper, barrel makerverb

    a craftsman who makes or repairs wooden barrels or tubs

  5. cooperverb

    make barrels and casks


  1. Coopernoun

    derived from cooper.

  2. coopernoun

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

  3. cooperverb

    To make and repair barrels etc.

  4. Coopernoun

    An English occupational surname derived from cooper.

  5. Coopernoun

    A male given name transferred from the surname.

  6. Coopernoun

    A small town in Washington County, Maine, United States.

  7. Coopernoun

    An unincorporated community in Seneca County, Ohio, United States.

  8. Coopernoun

    A city, the county seat of Delta County, Texas, United States.

  9. Coopernoun

    An unincorporated community in Houston County, Texas.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. A Coopernoun

    One that makes coops or barrels.

    Etymology: from coop.

    Societies of artificers and tradesmen, belonging to some towns corporate, such as weavers and coopers, by virtue of their charters, pretend to privilege and jurisdiction. Josiah Child.


  1. cooper

    A cooper is a skilled craftsperson who makes and repairs wooden barrels, casks, and other similar containers. The term is also used to refer to the actual occupation or trade of barrel making.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coopernoun

    one who makes barrels, hogsheads, casks, etc

  2. Cooperverb

    to do the work of a cooper upon; as, to cooper a cask or barrel

  3. Coopernoun

    work done by a cooper in making or repairing barrels, casks, etc.; the business of a cooper

  4. Etymology: [From Coop.]


  1. Cooper

    The city of Cooper is the county seat of Delta County, in the U.S. state of Texas. Located between the north and south forks of the Sulphur River, Cooper is the largest settlement within Delta County. As of the U.S. Census of 2010, Cooper had a population of 1,969. First inhabited by native peoples, Cooper was founded around 1870, at the same time that Delta County was established. Cooper grew rapidly and it quickly became the center of local events. The city's economy relied primarily on agricultural farming and the shipping of local goods. In the mid-1890s, a railroad line was built through the city, assisting in Cooper's growth. The city continued to grow through the 1910s, and into the early 1920s. In 1926, however, the region's cotton crop failed, devastating the local economy. Many businesses were forced to close, including the railroad, and the city's population plummeted. Although Cooper began to recover during the mid-1930s, many people who left did not return, and the city never fully recovered. The local economy continued to rely on the growing of cotton as the main economy into the 1960s, until it began to shift to wheat growing in the early 1970s. The population of Cooper has been on a slow decline since the 1970s.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cooper

    kōōp′ėr, n. a floating grog-shop.—v.i. to supply fishing-boats at sea with liquor. [See Coper.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cooper

    A rating for a first-class petty officer, who repairs casks, &c.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Cooper

    A publican’s term for half ale and half porter. See “Entire.”

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cooper is ranked #70 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Cooper surname appeared 280,791 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 95 would have the surname Cooper.

    67.9% or 190,741 total occurrences were White.
    26.1% or 73,371 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 6,739 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.3% or 6,486 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 2,078 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 1,404 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cooper in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cooper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Cooper in a Sentence

  1. Kyle Buchanan:

    Warner Brothers wants to keep Bradley Cooper, who just had this incredibly auspicious directorial debut, in the fold, and if they get those Oscars, then it's bragging rights for them.

  2. Lady Gagas:

    Bradley Cooper love interest in the movie. After the event, Bradley Cooper made a call to Lady Gagas agent inquiring about an impromptu audition for the part and the singer agreed, according to W Magazine. The second that I saw Bradley Cooper I was like, Have I known you my whole life ? It was an instant connection, instant understanding of one another.

  3. Mike Rogers:

    I am thrilled that the Space Corps idea is gaining traction at the White House. Congressman Jim Cooper( D-TN) and I have worked tirelessly on the House Armed Services Committee( House Armed Services Committee) Strategic Forces subcommittee level on the need for Marine Corps outside of Air Force for over two years now, russia and China are surpassing House Armed Services Committee in Space capabilities and House Armed Services Committee need to dedicate a separate force solely with a Space mission. The future of war will be fought in Space, and House Armed Services Committee must stay diligent and ahead of other countries for House Armed Services Committee own national security.

  4. Bondy Shay Gibson-Learn:

    Jefferson County Schools is committed to helping every student, young or old, fulfill their dreams, for Mr. Merrill Pittman Cooper, Jefferson County Schools meant receiving a high school diploma. We are honored to help make that dream a reality.

  5. Christian Cooper:

    I'm going to tell them there's an African American man threatening my life, please tell them whatever Christian Cooper like.

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