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Meaning of hoop by Wiktionary Dictionary



    Hoop ( plural: Hoops )

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


Explanation of hoop by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. bind or fasten with a hoop

    2. hoop vats
    1. horizontal circular metal hoop supporting a net through which players try to throw the basketball

    2. a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling

    3. there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse
    4. a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt

    5. a small arch used as croquet equipment

    Definition of hoop by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Hoop n. [OE. hope; akin to D. hoep, hoepel.]
      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. [Obs.]

      5. An old measure of capacity, variously estimated at from one to four pecks. [Eng.] Halliwell.

      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 ( Zool. ), 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 ( Bot. ), a small West Indian tree ( Melia sempervirens ), of the Mahogany family.

    2. Hoop, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hooped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hooping.]
      1. To bind or fasten with hoops; as, “to hoop a barrel or puncheon”.

      2. To clasp; to encircle; to surround. Shak.

    3. Hoop v. i. [OE. houpen; cf. F. houper to hoop, to shout; -- a hunting term, prob. fr. houp, an interj. used in calling. Cf. Whoop.]
      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. ( Med. ) See Whooping cough.

    4. Hoop, v. t. [Written also whoop.]
      1. To drive or follow with a shout. “To be hooped out of Rome.” Shak.

      2. To call by a shout or peculiar cry.

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

      2. ( Zool. ) The hoopoe. See Hoopoe.

    6. Hoopoe Hoopoo , n. [So called from its cry; cf. L. upupa, Gr. , D. hop, F. huppe; cf. also G. wiedenhopf, OHG. wituhopfo, lit., wood hopper.] ( Zool. ) A European bird of the genus Upupa ( Upupa epops ), having a beautiful crest, which it can erect or depress at pleasure, and a slender down-curving bill. Called also hoop, whoop. The name is also applied to several other species of the same genus and allied genera.