To see details on the word
coup
please enable javascript.

coup
as in:  a financial coup


We consider it a coup for the University to get the new presidential library.
  a brilliant and notable success
Home
 Mark word for later review on this computer
coups coup
Notes:
The term "coup de theatre" indicates a sensational moment in a theatrical stagecraft — typically a surprise; or possibly a highly successful theatrical production.

Coup has many reasonably common, but highly diverse senses. Accordingly, it is generally recommended that you just learn the sense (or senses) that currently interest you.
Web Links:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Dictionary - Vocabulary.com®
Dictionary/Synonyms - Google®
Dictionary List - OneLook®
Samples:
  • We consider it a coup for the University to get the new presidential library.
  • Signing him was a coup for our club.
  • He pulled off a coup. ... He got the Bigburger franchise for our town.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • But the coup the youngest daughter most wanted was to reconcile with her father in a big way.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

  • Show more
  • We judged traders by their coups, the contracts they landed, the agencies they picked up.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • a marketing coup
  • I did manage to make poor men of a few brokers in New York, but my best coup went wrong.
    Oppenheim, E. Phillips  --  The Malefactor
  • The coup de theatre had not come off.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace
Search for samples from other sources:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Interest -- Source
General -- Google News®
General -- Time® Magazine
General -- Twitter®
Associated words [difficulty]:   coup [3]
     If popups are enabled: Search in OneLook®   If Flash® is also enabled: Search in Visuwords®
Most commonly used in these subjects:   Fine Arts & Music, Medicine, History
Home
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading