WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
hoop /hup, hʊp/USA pronunciation n. [countable]
  1. a circular band or ring, as one of metal or wood.
  2. Buildingsuch a band for holding together the sides of a container.
    • the metal ring from which a basketball net is suspended, or the ring and net together.

v. [+ object]
  • to bind or fasten with or as if with a hoop.


  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    hoop /huːp/ n
    1. a rigid circular band of metal or wood
    2. something resembling this
    3. a band of iron that holds the staves of a barrel or cask together
    4. a child's toy shaped like a hoop and rolled on the ground or whirled around the body
    5. any of the iron arches through which the ball is driven
    6. a light curved frame to spread out a skirt
    7. (as modifier): a hoop skirt, a hoop petticoat
    8. the round metal frame to which the net is attached to form the basket
    9. a large ring through which performers or animals jump
    10. go through the hoop, be put through the hoopto be subjected to an ordeal
    vb
    1. (transitive) to surround with or as if with a hoop
    Etymology: Old English hōp; related to Dutch hoep, Old Norse hōp bay, Lithuanian kabẽ hook

    hooped adj
    hoop /huːp/ n , vb
    1. a variant spelling of whoop



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