Definition of Hoop

1. Noun. A light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt.

Specialized synonyms: Farthingale, Pannier
Group relationships: Crinoline, Hoopskirt
Generic synonyms: Frame, Skeletal Frame, Skeleton, Underframe



2. Verb. Bind or fasten with a hoop. "Hoop vats"
Generic synonyms: Encircle, Gird

3. Noun. A rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling. "There was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse"
Exact synonyms: Ring
Generic synonyms: Band
Group relationships: Barrel, Cask, Wagon Wheel
Specialized synonyms: Carabiner, Karabiner, Snap Ring, Collar, Curtain Ring, Key Ring, Napkin Ring, Nose Ring, Rim, Rim, Tire, Tyre, Towel Ring

4. Noun. A small arch used as croquet equipment.
Exact synonyms: Wicket
Generic synonyms: Croquet Equipment

5. Noun. Horizontal circular metal hoop supporting a net through which players try to throw the basketball.
Exact synonyms: Basket, Basketball Hoop
Generic synonyms: Basketball Equipment, Goal
Derivative terms: Basketeer

Definition of Hoop

1. n. A pliant strip of wood or metal bent in a circular form, and united at the ends, for holding together the staves of casks, tubs, etc.

2. v. t. To bind or fasten with hoops; as, to hoop a barrel or puncheon.

3. v. i. To utter a loud cry, or a sound imitative of the word, by way of call or pursuit; to shout.

4. v. t. To drive or follow with a shout.

5. n. A shout; a whoop, as in whooping cough.

Definition of Hoop

1. Noun. (soccer) someone connected with w:Queens Park Rangers Football Club Queens Park Rangers Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc. ¹

2. Noun. A circular band of metal used to bind a barrel. ¹

3. Noun. (qualifier plural) The game of basketball. ¹

4. Noun. A hoop earring. ¹

5. Noun. (Australia metonym informal dated) A jockey; ''from a common pattern on the blouse''.“[ %22hoops%22+australia+OR+jockey+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&dq=%22hoop%22 %22hoops%22+australia+OR+jockey+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=80yET8v1AsvumAWsn4HjBw&redir_esc=y hoop]”, entry in '''1989''', Joan Hughes, ''Australian Words and Their Origins'', page 261. ¹

6. Verb. To fasten using a '''hoop'''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hoop

1. to fasten with a hoop (a circular band of metal) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Hoop

1. 1. A pliant strip of wood or metal bent in a circular form, and united at the ends, for holding together the staves of casks, tubs, etc. 2. A ring; a circular band; anything resembling a hoop, as the cylinder (cheese hoop) in which the curd is pressed in making cheese. 3. A circle, or combination of circles, of thin whalebone, metal, or other elastic material, used for expanding the skirts of ladies' dresses; crinoline; used chiefly in the plural. "Though stiff with hoops, and armed with ribs of whale." (Pope) 4. A quart pot; so called because originally bound with hoops, like a barrel. Also, a portion of the contents measured by the distance between the hoops. 5. An old measure of capacity, variously estimated at from one to four pecks. Bulge hoop, Chine hoop, Quarter hoop, the hoop nearest the middle of a cask, that nearest the end, and the intermediate hoop between these two, respectively. Flat hoop, a wooden hoop dressed flat on both sides. Half-round hoop, a wooden hoop left rounding and undressed on the outside. Hoop iron, iron in thin narrow strips, used for making hoops. Hoop lock, the fastening for uniting the ends of wooden hoops by notching and interlocking them. Hoop skirt, a framework of hoops for expanding the skirts of a woman's dress; called also hoop petticoat. Hoop snake, a harmless snake of the Southern United States (Abaster erythrogrammus); so called from the mistaken notion that it curves itself into a hoop, taking its tail into its mouth, and rolls along with great velocity. Hoop tree, a small West Indian tree (Melia sempervirens), of the Mahogany family. Origin: OE. Hope; akin to D. Hoep, hoepel. 1. To utter a loud cry, or a sound imitative of the word, by way of call or pursuit; to shout. [Usually written whoop. 2. To whoop, as in whooping cough. See Whoop. Hooping cough. See Whooping cough. Origin: OE. Houpen; cf. F. Houper to hoop, to shout; a hunting term, prob. Fr. Houp, an interj. Used in calling. Cf. Whoop. 1. A shout; a whoop, as in whooping cough. 2. The hoopoe. See Hoopoe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hoop

hooliganism
hooliganisms
hooligans
hoolock
hoolocks
hooly
hoom
hoon
hoond
hoonds
hooned
hooning
hoonoomaun
hoonoomauns
hoons
hoop
hoop ash
hoop pine
hoop skirt
hoop skirts
hoop snake
hoop snakes
hooped
hooper
hoopers
hooping
hoopla
hooplas
hoopless
hooplike

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