from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cooperative.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A unit of a housing co-operative; a purchased apartment where the apartment owners collectively are responsible for maintenance of common areas and upkeep.
  • n. Any co-operative, including housing, retail, utility, agricultural, banking or worker cooperatives.
  • n. Any shop owned by a co-operative.
  • n. A co-operative game, as opposed to a competitive game or deathmatch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a commercial enterprise run for the benefit of its owners.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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


From cooperative. (Wiktionary)


  • Exhibitors also pay a portion of the cost of the display ads taken out by the studios in what is known as co-op advertising.

    The Movie Business Book, Third Edition

  • Ms. Wilder called the co-op, located on West 81st Street at Columbus Avenue, 'the ultimate pied-à-terre.'

    Upper West Side Escape

  • Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal Ms. Stanley said the co-op, which is located in the Edgewater Park complex, pictured here, was used for her father's ventilation, air conditioning and chimney-cleaning business.

    Low-End Digs

  • Cooperative education, which is also known as co-op education and co-op jobs, is becoming increasingly popular.


  • Described as a "co-op fantasy MMO shooter," it's a free-to-play browser game with an emphasis on loot.

    Ars Technica

  • Joan had helped organize a food co-op during our early years in Washington, and she was soon volunteering again.

    The Good Fight

  • Myra Lopez lived alone in a two-bedroom co-op apartment in Brooklyn, New York.

    Who Said It Would Be Easy

  • In December, William Lie Zeckendorf won a bidding war and paid $29.1 million for a five-bedroom co-op at 927 Fifth Ave., $3.1 million over the asking price.

    Apartments in Manhattan on Split Paths

  • Look for a co-op that will allow the purchase by a revocable trust or other business entity.

    Ron Gitter: Protecting the Privacy of the High Profile Purchaser

  • Gossip notwithstanding, serious issues arise in protecting the privacy and insuring the safety of a public figure or other high profile purchaser who is buying a co-op or condo.

    Ron Gitter: Protecting the Privacy of the High Profile Purchaser


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