WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
hoop /hup, hʊp/USA pronunciation
a circular band or ring, as one of metal or wood.
Buildingsuch a band for holding together the sides of a container.
v. [~ + object]
to bind or fasten with or as if with a hoop.
the metal ring from which a basketball net is suspended, or the ring and net together.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
hoop /huːp/ n
- a rigid circular band of metal or wood
- something resembling this
- a band of iron that holds the staves of a barrel or cask together
- a child's toy shaped like a hoop and rolled on the ground or whirled around the body
- any of the iron arches through which the ball is driven
- a light curved frame to spread out a skirt
- (as modifier): a hoop skirt, a hoop petticoat
- the round metal frame to which the net is attached to form the basket
- a large ring through which performers or animals jump
- go through the hoop, be put through the hoop ⇒ to be subjected to an ordeal
Etymology: Old English hōp; related to Dutch hoep, Old Norse hōp bay, Lithuanian kabẽ hookhooped adj
- (transitive) to surround with or as if with a hoop
hoop /huːp/ n , vb
- a variant spelling of whoop
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