Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
co-op \co"-op\ (k[=o]"[o^]p), n. [ contraction of co-operative enterprise.] a commercial enterprise run for the benefit of its owners.
Syn: cooperative, coop.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1861, abbreviation of cooperative. The hyphen is needed to avoid confusion with coop (n.).
n. (context British informal English) Any of very many shops belonging to the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The%20Co-operative%20brand and its predecessors
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]
Co-Op was a weekly video podcast produced, written and directed by Area 5 Media LLC and distributed by Revision3. The format of the show usually discusses two or three upcoming or recent videogame releases in detail. Instead of using review scores, Co-Op uses a conversation style with industry representatives and video gaming journalists in order to "share in the critique, love and bashing".
The production team is made up of Cesar Quintero, Matt Chandronait, Jay Frechette, Ryan O'Donnell, Jason Bertrand and Rob Bowen. The production company was formed from the team previously responsible for The 1UP Show, a video podcast twice nominated for Min (Media Industry Newsletter) awards. The intro sequence was created by Eden Soto, who also did the intro sequence for Diggnation.
Usage examples of "co-op".
I have to say that Liebfraumilch from the Co-op might make anyone frigid.
A stockade, a prison camp, stalag, ghetto, torture chamber, charnel house, abattoir, duchy, fiefdom, Army co-op mess hall ruled by a neckless thug.
On Thursday, October 22nd, a three-year-old had plunged off the top of a play structure at the Sunnyview Co-op Daycare and, according to the autopsy, had been dead before hitting the ground.
Only one long block along Bloor Street separated the Sunnyview Co-op Daycare from the museum.
They, the Five Points Families, I mean, and the Merchant Investors Syndicate, the Five Points Bank, cartels like Yardmasters and Fishers Co-op, and the Lockwardens, of course, each one sponsors a barge.
An aura of steely independence surrounded her when she cleaned the co-op, even with the little whimpers and anxious moans that exited her writhing mouth when she cleaned high.
Chloe was resigned to staying, because of Kenny and the work of the co-op, but Buck needed live exposure to what was going on to make his cyberzine as effective as it could be.
They tried to torpedo the co-op in various ways not excluding the rifling of several hundred dollars worth of supplies from the storeroom, but Deac was smarter than they, and the co-op survived.
The Streatham Co-op case, one of my better briefs, a long case with not much honour shown among thieves, as far as I could remember.
Today the liveliest diversion in Ashington is a Noble's amusement arcade, which I passed now on my way to the Co-op building, which wasn't hard to find.
Met while we were both at the University'casts from School Central can only supply a basic education, you knowwe founded our own team to do ecological studies under contractyou know, can a certain area be settled while maintaining a balance of nature, what crops will grow, what hazards, that sort of questionWell, afterward I did lab work for a fisher co-op in Portolondon.
Potential members were selected for invitation by selection committees, and sometimes had to join a waiting list if the co-op was stable in size.
And all the co-ops are businesses—small democracies devoted to some work of other, all needing capital.
And all the co-ops are businesses-small democracies devoted to some work of other, all needing capital.
She and her husband, Morton Danaher, had a five-bedroom co-op on Fifth Avenue as well as a house in East Hampton.