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hoop

 (ho͞op, ho͝op)
n.
1. A circular band of metal or wood put around a cask or barrel to bind the staves together.
2. A large wooden, plastic, or metal ring, especially one used as a plaything or for trained animals to jump through.
3. One of the lightweight circular supports for a hoop skirt.
4. A circular, ringlike earring.
5. One of a pair of circular frames, usually of wood or plastic, used to hold material taut for embroidery or similar needlework.
6. Basketball
a. The basket.
b. A field goal: hit a big hoop.
c. also hoops The game of basketball.
7. Sports A croquet wicket.
tr.v. hooped, hoop·ing, hoops
1. To hold together or support with a hoop.
2. To encircle.
Idiom:
jump/go through the hoop
To undergo a rigorous trial or examination.

[Middle English hop.]

hoop

(huːp)
n
1. (Tools) a rigid circular band of metal or wood
2. something resembling this
3. (Tools)
a. a band of iron that holds the staves of a barrel or cask together
b. (as modifier): hoop iron.
4. a child's toy shaped like a hoop and rolled on the ground or whirled around the body
5. (Croquet) croquet any of the iron arches through which the ball is driven
6. (Clothing & Fashion)
a. a light curved frame to spread out a skirt
b. (as modifier): a hoop skirt; a hoop petticoat.
7. (Basketball) basketball the round metal frame to which the net is attached to form the basket
8. a large ring through which performers or animals jump
9. (Jewellery) jewellery
a. an earring consisting of one or more circles of metal, plastic, etc
b. the part of a finger ring through which the finger fits
10. (Horse Racing) informal Austral a jockey
11. go through the hoop be put through the hoop to be subjected to an ordeal
vb
(tr) to surround with or as if with a hoop
[Old English hōp; related to Dutch hoep, Old Norse hōp bay, Lithuanian kabẽ hook]
hooped adj
ˈhoopˌlike adj

hoop

(huːp)
n, vb
a variant spelling of whoop

hoop

(hup, hʊp)
n.
1. a rigid circular band or ring, as of metal or wood.
2. such a band for holding together the staves of a cask, tub, etc.
3. a large ring, as of metal or plastic, serving as a toy for a child to roll along the ground.
4. a circular or ringlike object, part, or figure.
5. the shank of a finger ring.
6. a croquet wicket.
7.
a. a circular band of metal or other stiff material used to expand a woman's skirt.
b. Usu., hoops. hoop skirt (def. 1).
8.
a. the metal ring from which a basketball net is suspended, or the ring and net together.
b. Often, hoops. the game of basketball.
v.t.
9. to bind or fasten with or as if with a hoop.
10. to encircle; surround.
[1125–75; Middle English hop(e), late Old English hōp, c. Old Frisian hōp, Middle Dutch hoop]

hoop


Past participle: hooped
Gerund: hooping

Imperative
hoop
hoop
Present
I hoop
you hoop
he/she/it hoops
we hoop
you hoop
they hoop
Preterite
I hooped
you hooped
he/she/it hooped
we hooped
you hooped
they hooped
Present Continuous
I am hooping
you are hooping
he/she/it is hooping
we are hooping
you are hooping
they are hooping
Present Perfect
I have hooped
you have hooped
he/she/it has hooped
we have hooped
you have hooped
they have hooped
Past Continuous
I was hooping
you were hooping
he/she/it was hooping
we were hooping
you were hooping
they were hooping
Past Perfect
I had hooped
you had hooped
he/she/it had hooped
we had hooped
you had hooped
they had hooped
Future
I will hoop
you will hoop
he/she/it will hoop
we will hoop
you will hoop
they will hoop
Future Perfect
I will have hooped
you will have hooped
he/she/it will have hooped
we will have hooped
you will have hooped
they will have hooped
Future Continuous
I will be hooping
you will be hooping
he/she/it will be hooping
we will be hooping
you will be hooping
they will be hooping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hooping
you have been hooping
he/she/it has been hooping
we have been hooping
you have been hooping
they have been hooping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hooping
you will have been hooping
he/she/it will have been hooping
we will have been hooping
you will have been hooping
they will have been hooping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hooping
you had been hooping
he/she/it had been hooping
we had been hooping
you had been hooping
they had been hooping
Conditional
I would hoop
you would hoop
he/she/it would hoop
we would hoop
you would hoop
they would hoop
Past Conditional
I would have hooped
you would have hooped
he/she/it would have hooped
we would have hooped
you would have hooped
they would have hooped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hoop - a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt
farthingale - a hoop worn beneath a skirt to extend it horizontally; worn by European women in the 16th and 17th centuries
crinoline, hoopskirt - a skirt stiffened with hoops
pannier - set of small hoops used to add fullness over the hips
skeletal frame, underframe, skeleton, frame - the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape; "the building has a steel skeleton"
2.hoop - 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"
band - a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body)
barrel, cask - a cylindrical container that holds liquids
carabiner, karabiner, snap ring - an oblong metal ring with a spring clip; used in mountaineering to attach a rope to a piton or to connect two ropes
collar - a short ring fastened over a rod or shaft to limit, guide, or secure a machine part
curtain ring - a circular ring for holding up a curtain
key ring - a circular ring of metal for holding keys
napkin ring - a circular band used to hold a particular person's napkin
nose ring - a ring worn on the nose as an ornament or on the nose of an animal to control it
rim - the outer part of a wheel to which the tire is attached
rim - (basketball) the hoop from which the net is suspended; "the ball hit the rim and bounced off"
tire, tyre - hoop that covers a wheel; "automobile tires are usually made of rubber and filled with compressed air"
towel ring - a circular hoop for holding a towel
wagon wheel - a wheel of a wagon
3.hoop - a small arch used as croquet equipment
croquet equipment - sports equipment used in playing croquet
4.hoop - horizontal circular metal hoop supporting a net through which players try to throw the basketballhoop - horizontal circular metal hoop supporting a net through which players try to throw the basketball
basketball equipment - sports equipment used in playing basketball
goal - game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points
Verb1.hoop - bind or fasten with a hoop; "hoop vats"
encircle, gird - bind with something round or circular

hoop

noun ring, band, loop, wheel, round, girdle, circlet For hand sewing, use an embroidery hoop to keep the fabric taut.
Translations
طَوْق رَقيق
obruč
tøndebånd
korisvannevannehtia
obruč
gjörî
stīpa
obruč
çemberkasnak

hoop

[huːp] N (gen) → aro m, argolla f; [of barrel] → fleje m; (= croquet hoop) → argolla f
to put sb through the hoophacer pasar penas a algn

hoop

[ˈhuːp] n
(= ring) → cerceau m
[barrel] → cercle m

hoop

nReifen m; (in croquet) → Tor nt; (in basketball) → Korb m; (on bird’s plumage) → Kranz m; (on animal) → Ring m; (= earring)Creole f; to jump through hoops (fig inf)sich (dat)ein Bein ausreißen (inf); they put him through or made him jump through hoops (fig)sie haben ihn auf Herz und Nieren geprüft
vt barrelbereifen

hoop

[huːp] n (gen) → cerchio; (for skirt) → guardinfante m; (croquet hoop) → archetto
to put sb through the hoops (fig) → mettere qn sotto il torchio

hoop

(huːp) noun
a thin ring of metal, wood etc. At the circus we saw a dog jumping through a hoop.
References in classic literature ?
Though prevented, by a subtile sense of propriety, from desiring to associate with them, he loved few things better than to look out of the arched window and see a little girl driving her hoop along the sidewalk, or schoolboys at a game of ball.
Around her head she wore a hoop of flame-red poppies.
He would cry for nothing; he would burst into storms of devilish temper without notice, and let go scream after scream and squall after squall, then climax the thing with "holding his breath"-- that frightful specialty of the teething nursling, in the throes of which the creature exhausts its lungs, then is convulsed with noiseless squirmings and twistings and kickings in the effort to get its breath, while the lips turn blue and the mouth stands wide and rigid, offering for inspection one wee tooth set in the lower rim of a hoop of red gums; and when the appalling stillness has endured until one is sure the lost breath will never return, a nurse comes flying, and dashes water in the child's face, and--presto
There was a table, and a Dutch clock, and a chest of drawers, and on the chest of drawers there was a tea-tray with a painting on it of a lady with a parasol, taking a walk with a military-looking child who was trundling a hoop.
The stone cannot be removed from its place by any force, because the hoop and its feet are one continued piece with that body of adamant which constitutes the bottom of the island.
One of them claimed to have done wonders with an iron hoop and a file in 1867; a second had a marvellous table with glass legs; a third swore that he had made a telephone in 1860, but did not know what it was until he saw Bell's patent; and a fourth told a vivid story of having heard a bullfrog croak via a telegraph wire which was strung into a certain cellar in Racine, in 1851.
Mazarin followed the direction of his eyes and gently turned the hoop of the ring inside.
The gorgeous dresses of the time, the crimson velvet coats, the gold-laced hats, the hoop petticoats, the silk, satin, brocade, and embroidery, the buckles, canes, and swords, all displayed to the best advantage on persons suited to such finery, made the group appear more like a bright-colored picture than anything real.
At each end of its axis this screw is supported by pillars of hollow brass tube descending from the hoop.
Our boyish days look very merry to us now, all nutting, hoop, and gingerbread.
He followed her and brought the other geraniums, the hyacinth bulbs in a cracked custard bowl and the German ivy trained over an old croquet hoop.
She saw herself at the end of a few weeks, the gaze and admiration of every new acquaintance at Fullerton, the envy of every valued old friend in Putney, with a carriage at her command, a new name on her tickets, and a brilliant exhibition of hoop rings on her finger.