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Meaning of COOP

Pronunciation:  koop

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals are kept
  2. [n]  a farm building for housing poultry
 

COOP is a 4 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: cage, chicken coop, hencoop, henhouse
 
 See Also: birdcage, enclosure, farm building, hutch, squirrel cage

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Coop\ (k[=oo]p), n. [Cf. AS. cypa a measure, D. kuip tub,
    Icel. kupa bowl, G. kufe coop tub; all fr. L. cupa vat, tub,
    LL. cupa, copa, cup. See {Cup}, and cf. {Keeve}.]
    1. A barrel or cask for liquor. [Obs.] --Johnson.
    
    2. An inclosure for keeping small animals; a pen; especially,
       a grated box for confining poultry.
    
    3. A cart made close with boards; a tumbrel. [Scotch]
    
    
  2. \Coop\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cooped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Cooping}.]
    To confine in a coop; hence, to shut up or confine in a
    narrow compass; to cramp; -- usually followed by up,
    sometimes by in.
    
          The Trojans cooped within their walls so long.
                                                   --Dryden.
    
          The contempt of all other knowledge . . . coops the
          understanding up within narrow bounds.   --Locke.
    
    2. To work upon in the manner of a cooper. [Obs.] ``Shaken
       tubs . . . be new cooped.'' --Holland.
    
    Syn: To crowd; confine; imprison.
    
    
 
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