Definition of Co-op
1. Noun. 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.
Definition of Co-op
1. Noun. (British informal dated) Any of very many shops belonging to the w:The Co-operative brand Cooperative Retail Society ¹
2. Noun. A unit of a housing co-operative; a purchased apartment where the apartment owners collectively are responsible for maintenance of common areas and upkeep. ¹
3. Noun. Any co-operative, including housing, retail, utility, agricultural, banking or worker cooperatives. ¹
4. Noun. Any shop owned by a co-operative. ¹
5. Noun. (video games) A co-operative game, as opposed to a competitive game or deathmatch. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Co-op
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1912)
"Lawyers' co-op. Kentucky farm laws. $i. Rural Pub. Louisiana. Revenue la\vs, etc. $3. ... $2: Lawyers' co-op. Montana. Supreme ct. Repts. v. 43. $4. ..."
2. Bibliographical Survey of Contemporary Sources for the Economic and Social by Mildred Emily Bulkley (1922)
"co-op. Union, Manchester. 1920. 15pp. Arguments for and against proposed alliance ... co-op. Union, Manchester. 1918. 55 pp. Discusses reasons for seeking ..."
3. Income Opportunities in Special Forest Products: Self-Help Suggestions for by Margaret G. Thomas (1994)
"For example, to capture more retail trade, the co-op could offer a play yard ... This Chehalis, Washington- based co-op received a substantial part of its ..."