AskDefine | Define coop

Dictionary Definition

co-op n : 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 [syn: cooperative]coop


1 a farm building for housing poultry [syn: chicken coop, hencoop, henhouse]
2 an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals are kept [syn: cage]

User Contributed Dictionary


Pronunciation 1

  • ko͞op, /kuːp/, /ku:p/
  • Rhymes with: -uːp


  1. A pen or enclosure for birds.
  2. jail
Derived terms

Pronunciation 2

  • (RP): /ˈkəʊ.ɒp/, /"k@U.Qp/
  • (US): kōŏp, /ˈkoʊ.ɑp/, /"koU.Ap/



  1. To keep in a coop.
Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Coop or co-op or COOP may refer to:

Cooperative organizations

A co-op is a cooperative society or company, owned by its members.

Other meanings


coop in German: Coop
coop in French: Coop
coop in Croatian: Coop
coop in Italian: Coop
coop in Dutch: Coop
coop in Finnish: Coop
coop in Swedish: Coop

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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