(Coomb, Coombe) n. [See Comb, Combe, in this sense.] A hollow in a hillside. [Prov. Eng.]
See Comb, Combe.
(Coon) n. (Zoöl.) A raccoon. See Raccoon.
(Coon"tie) n. (Bot.) A cycadaceous plant of Florida and the West Indies, the Zamia integrifolia,
from the stems of which a kind of sago is prepared.
(Coop) 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]
(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.
The contempt of all other knowledge . . . coops the understanding up within narrow bounds.
2. To work upon in the manner of a cooper. [Obs.] "Shaken tubs . . . be new cooped." Holland.
Syn. To crowd; confine; imprison.
(Coo*pee") n. See Coupe. [Obs.], Johnson.
(Coop"er) n. [From Coop.] One who makes barrels, hogsheads, casks, etc.
(Coop"er), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coopered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Coopering.] To do the work of a
cooper upon; as, to cooper a cask or barrel.
1. Work done by a cooper.
2. The price paid for coopers' work.
3. A place where coopers' work is done.
(Co*öp"er*ant) a. [Cf. F. coopérant.] Operating together; as, coöperant forces.
(Co*öp"er*ate) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Coöperated; p. pr. & vb. n. Coöperating.] [L. coöperatus, p.
p. of coöperari to coöperate; co + operari to work, opus work. See Operate.] To act or operate jointly
with another or others; to concur in action, effort, or effect.
Whate'er coöperates to the common mirth.
(Co*öp`er*a"tion) n. [L. coöperatio: cf. F. coopération.]
1. The act of coöperating, or of operating together to one end; joint operation; concurrent effort or labor.
Not holpen by the coöperation of angels.