(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.

(Coop"er*age) n.

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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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