Definitions

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

Etymologies

From cooperative. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    BRIGHT IDEAS

  • 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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