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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 ?
A child came bowling its hoop through the concourse of birds, and Ralph threw his last crumbs of bread into the bushes with a snort of impatience.
They had hinges in the middle, and, when we were not looking, they nipped us with these hinges in delicate parts of the body; and, while we were wrestling with one side of the hoop, and endeavouring to persuade it to do its duty, the other side would come behind us in a cowardly manner, and hit us over the head.
He often played ships at the Round Pond, but his ship was only a hoop which he had found on the grass.
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.
Suddenly the First and Foremost swung his brass hoop and caught Guph around the neck with it.
Around her head she wore a hoop of flame-red poppies.
The door of the room now flew open, and, after pushing in her hoop sideways before her, entered Lady Bellaston, who having first made a very low courtesy to Mrs Fitzpatrick, and as low a one to Mr Jones, was ushered to the upper end of the room.
And to do the people justice, stern republicans as they had now become, they were well content that the old gentlewoman, in her hoop petticoat and faded embroidery, should still haunt the palace of ruined pride and overthrown power, the symbol of a departed system, embodying a history in her person.
James's Park, as their hoops tell me, and she ought to look crushed and faded.
pointing to the ship; well, that's the figure one; now take all the hoops in the Pequod's hold, and string 'em along in a row with that mast, for oughts, do you see; well, that wouldn't begin to be Fedallah's age.
We came to Richmond all too soon, and our destination there, was a house by the Green; a staid old house, where hoops and powder and patches, embroidered coats rolled stockings ruffles and swords, had had their court days many a time.
Nay, Sancho," returned Teresa; "marry her to her equal, that is the safest plan; for if you put her out of wooden clogs into high-heeled shoes, out of her grey flannel petticoat into hoops and silk gowns, out of the plain 'Marica' and 'thou,' into 'Dona So-and-so' and 'my lady,' the girl won't know where she is, and at every turn she will fall into a thousand blunders that will show the thread of her coarse homespun stuff.