Associations to the word «Hoop»


HOOP, noun. A circular band of metal used to bind a barrel.
HOOP, noun. A ring; a circular band; anything resembling a hoop.
HOOP, noun. (mostly in plural) A circle, or combination of circles, of thin whalebone, metal, or other elastic material, used for expanding the skirts of ladies' dresses; crinoline.
HOOP, noun. 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.
HOOP, noun. (UK) (obsolete) An old measure of capacity, variously estimated at from one to four pecks.
HOOP, noun. (plural) The game of basketball.
HOOP, noun. A hoop earring.
HOOP, noun. (Australia) (metonym) (informal) (dated) A jockey; from a common pattern on the blouse.
HOOP, noun. (usually, plural) (association football) A horizontal stripe on the jersey
HOOP, verb. (transitive) To bind or fasten using a hoop.
HOOP, verb. (transitive) To clasp; to encircle; to surround.
HOOP, noun. A shout; a whoop, as in whooping cough.
HOOP, noun. The hoopoe.
HOOP, verb. (dated) To utter a loud cry, or a sound imitative of the word, by way of call or pursuit; to shout.
HOOP, verb. (dated) To whoop, as in whooping cough.
HOOP, noun. (soccer) someone connected with Queens Park Rangers Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
HOOP PINE, noun. Araucaria cunninghamii, a tree of eastern Australia and New Guinea.
HOOP SKIRT, noun. A women's undergarment worn in various historical periods to hold the skirt extended into a fashionable shape, typically consisting of a fabric petticoat with casings to hold a stiffening material, variously rope, osiers, whalebone, steel, or nylon.
HOOP SKIRTS, noun. Plural of hoop skirt
HOOP SNAKE, noun. A mythical creature of the United States and Australia, a snake that grasps its tail in its jaws and thereby rolls after its prey like a wheel.
HOOP SNAKES, noun. Plural of hoop snake

Dictionary definition

HOOP, noun. A light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt.
HOOP, 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".
HOOP, noun. A small arch used as croquet equipment.
HOOP, noun. Horizontal circular metal hoop supporting a net through which players try to throw the basketball.
HOOP, verb. Bind or fasten with a hoop; "hoop vats".

Wise words

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