Definitions for HOOPhup, hʊp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hoophup, hʊp

  1. (n.)a rigid circular band or ring, as of metal or wood.

  2. such a band for holding together the staves of a cask, tub, etc.

    Category: Building Trades

  3. a large ring, as of metal or plastic, serving as a toy for a child to roll along the ground.

    Category: Games

  4. a circular or ringlike object, part, or figure.

  5. the shank of a finger ring.

    Category: Jewelry

  6. a croquet wicket.

    Category: Games

  7. a circular band of metal or other stiff material used to expand a woman's skirt. Usu., hoops.

    Category: Clothing

    Ref: hoop skirt (def. 1). 2

  8. the metal ring from which a basketball net is suspended, or the ring and net together. Often, hoops. the game of basketball.

    Category: Sport

  9. (v.t.)to bind or fasten with or as if with a hoop.

  10. to encircle; surround.

Origin of hoop:

1125–75; ME hop(e), late OE hōp, c. OFris hōp, MD hoop

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hoop(noun)

    a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt

  2. hoop, ring(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"

  3. wicket, hoop(noun)

    a small arch used as croquet equipment

  4. basket, basketball hoop, hoop(verb)

    horizontal circular metal hoop supporting a net through which players try to throw the basketball

  5. hoop(verb)

    bind or fasten with a hoop

    "hoop vats"

Wiktionary

  1. hoop(Noun)

    A circular band of metal used to bind a barrel.

  2. hoop(Noun)

    The game of basketball.

  3. hoop(Noun)

    A hoop earring.

  4. hoop(Noun)

    A jockey; from a common pattern on the blouse.

  5. hoop(Verb)

    To fasten using a hoop.

  6. Hoop(Noun)

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

  7. Origin: From hoop, hoope, from hop, from hōpan (compare Dutch hoep), from kāb- (compare Lithuanian kabė, Old Church Slavic ). More at camp.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hoop(noun)

    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. Hoop(noun)

    a ring; a circular band; anything resembling a hoop, as the cylinder (cheese hoop) in which the curd is pressed in making cheese

  3. Hoop(noun)

    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

  4. 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

  5. Hoop(noun)

    an old measure of capacity, variously estimated at from one to four pecks

  6. Hoop(verb)

    to bind or fasten with hoops; as, to hoop a barrel or puncheon

  7. Hoop(verb)

    to clasp; to encircle; to surround

  8. Hoop(verb)

    to utter a loud cry, or a sound imitative of the word, by way of call or pursuit; to shout

  9. Hoop(verb)

    to whoop, as in whooping cough. See Whoop

  10. Hoop(verb)

    to drive or follow with a shout

  11. Hoop(verb)

    to call by a shout or peculiar cry

  12. Hoop(noun)

    a shout; a whoop, as in whooping cough

  13. Hoop(noun)

    the hoopoe. See Hoopoe

Freebase

  1. Hoop

    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.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

hoop(noun)

a thin ring of metal, wood etc

At the circus we saw a dog jumping through a hoop.

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