from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An enclosure or cage, as for poultry or small animals.
- n. Slang An uncomfortably confined space.
- n. Slang A prison.
- transitive v. To confine in or as if in a coop. Often used with up. See Synonyms at enclose.
- intransitive v. Informal To sleep or shirk in a parked patrol car while on duty. Used of a police officer.
- idiom fly To make a getaway; escape.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A pen or enclosure for birds.
- n. jail
- v. To keep in a coop.
- v. To shut up or confine in a narrow space; to cramp.
- v. To work upon in the manner of a cooper.
- n. Alternative spelling of co-op.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A barrel or cask for liquor.
- n. An inclosure for keeping small animals; a pen; especially, a grated box for confining poultry.
- n. A cart made close with boards; a tumbrel.
- transitive v. To confine in a coop; hence, to shut up or confine in a narrow compass; to cramp; -- usually followed by up, sometimes by in.
- transitive v. To work upon in the manner of a cooper.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put into a coop; confine in a coop; cage; hence, to shut up or confine in a narrow compass: often followed by up: as, the poor of the city are cooped up in crowded tenements.
- To make or repair (a vessel formed of staves and hoops); hoop (a vessel).
- Synonyms To inclose, imprison, hem in, cage.
- n. A box, usually with grating or bars on one side or more, in which poultry are confined for fattening, transportation, exhibition, etc., or in which a hen with young chicks is shut for shelter and to keep her from straying.
- n. A pen; an inclosed place for small animals, poultry, etc.
- n. Any narrow, confining place of abode, as a house or room.
- n. A cask; a barrel, keg, tub, pail, or other vessel formed of staves and hoops, for containing liquids.
- n. A Dutch corn-measure equal to about one tenth of a Winchester peck.
- n. A tumbrel or close cart.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept
- n. a farm building for housing poultry
But use co-op as a short form for cooperative to distinguish it from the word coop.
When the boy had lifted up our mansion (which he called a coop), mother-hen started at once on a journey round the world.
[By the way, "coop" is a reference to the Oklahoma farming co-operative which self-markets locally grown produce.]
I would say they are very valid from a quality/price point of view (you see them in coop supermarkets priced at 5-6 euros). p.s. I love the Sopranos as much as the next guy ….
August 2, 2004 | 6: 15 pm coop is cute, hot, funny, nice kaitlin agosh
Now let us assume that when all our chickens have come home to roost the strain on our economic coop is ten per cent of what I believe it will be; nay, as little as ten per cent of what my friends on the Left have an instinctive presentiment that it may be.
They were false and treacherous (v. 27): As a cage, or coop, is full of birds, and of food for them to fatten them for the table, so are their houses full of deceit, of wealth obtained by fraudulent practices or of arts and methods of defrauding.
First, if you don’t have much room for a larger chicken house, the smaller movable chicken coop is going to be absolutely perfect to meet your needs.
This is the work of a firm called coop hummablelau, and the rest of the stuff is just as merry.
I'm also going to mention coop, which is front of store placement.