a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt
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"
a small arch used as croquet equipment
basket, basketball hoop, hoop(verb)
horizontal circular metal hoop supporting a net through which players try to throw the basketball
bind or fasten with a hoop
A circular band of metal used to bind a barrel.
The game of basketball.
A hoop earring.
A jockey; from a common pattern on the blouse.
To fasten using a hoop.
someone connected with Queens Park Rangers Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
Origin: From hoop, hoope, from hop, from hōpan (compare Dutch hoep), from kāb- (compare Lithuanian kabė, Old Church Slavic ). More at camp.
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
a ring; a circular band; anything resembling a hoop, as the cylinder (cheese hoop) in which the curd is pressed in making cheese
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
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
an old measure of capacity, variously estimated at from one to four pecks
to bind or fasten with hoops; as, to hoop a barrel or puncheon
to clasp; to encircle; to surround
to utter a loud cry, or a sound imitative of the word, by way of call or pursuit; to shout
to whoop, as in whooping cough. See Whoop
to drive or follow with a shout
to call by a shout or peculiar cry
a shout; a whoop, as in whooping cough
the hoopoe. See Hoopoe
Origin: [Written also whoop.]
A hoop is an apparatus in rhythmic gymnastics and may be made of plastic or wood, provided that it retains its shape during the routine. The interior diameter is from 51 to 90 cm, and the hoop must weigh a minimum of 300g. The hoop may be of a natural colour or be partially of fully covered by one or several colours, and it may be covered with adhesive tape either of the same or different colour as the hoop. Fundamental requirements of a hoop routine include rotation around the hand or body and rolling, as well as swings, circles, throws, and passes through and over the hoop. Many of the techniques of rhythmic gymnastics have been adopted by the modern hooping community.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hōōp, n. a pliant strip of wood or metal formed into a ring or band, for holding together the staves of casks, &c.: something resembling such: a large ring of wood or metal for a child to trundle: a ring: (pl.) elastic materials used to expand the skirt of a lady's dress.—v.t. to bind with hoops: to encircle.—ns. Hoop′-ash, a kind of ash much used for making hoops (same as Nettle-tree); Hooped′-pot, a drinking-pot with hoops to mark the amount each man should drink; Hoop′er, one who hoops casks: a cooper. [A.S. hóp; Dut. hoep.]
hōōp, v.i. to call out.—n. Hoop′er, the wild swan. [Whoop.]
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phoo, Pooh, pooh
The numerical value of HOOP in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of HOOP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The winner of the hoop race will be the first to realize her dream, not society's dream, her own personal dream.
The tools used to shape the staves and bind them with the hoop( haven't changed much)... It's still a hand-crafted business.
Eerste straal van de zon brengt niet alleen het licht, maar ook geluk en hoop voor de wereld, glanzen en het verversen van het leven op aarde. Kijk uit, met dankbaarheid, hoop en optimisme in die eerste straal, die onze prachtige dag begint - elke dag! Maken een geweldige dag!
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- cèrcolCatalan, Valencian
- vannehtia, koris, krinoliini, vanne, koripalloFinnish
- cerceau, cercleFrench
- cearcallScottish Gaelic
- ReefLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- pīrori, whiti, mōwhitiMāori
- обрач, кошMacedonian
- reep, tonnenband, hoepelDutch
- kurv, tønnebåndNorwegian
- bąąsNavajo, Navaho
- cerc, fereca, coșRomanian
- обруч, obručSerbo-Croatian
- ring, korg, tunnbandSwedish
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