hoop
Pronunciation Noun

hoop (plural hoops)

  1. A circular band of metal used to bind a barrel.
  2. A ring; a circular band; anything resembling a hoop.
    the cheese hoop, or cylinder in which the curd is pressed in making cheese
  3. A circular band of metal, wood, or similar material used for forming part of a framework such as an awning or tent.
  4. (now, chiefly, historical) A circle, or combination of circles, of thin whalebone, metal, or other elastic material, used for expanding the skirts of ladies' dresses; i hence, by extension a hoop petticoat or hoop skirt.
    • 1748, Samuel Richardson, Clarissa, Letter 16:
      He took the removed chair and drew it so near mine, squatting in it with his ugly weight, that he pressed upon my hoop.
  5. 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.
  6. (UK, obsolete) An old measure of capacity, variously estimated at from one to four pecks.
  7. (basketball) The rim part of a basketball net.
  8. (US, in plural, metonym) The game of basketball.
  9. A hoop earring.
  10. (Australia, metonym, informal, dated) A jockey; from a common pattern on the blouse.
  11. (sport, usually, in the plural) A horizontal stripe on the jersey
    • 2003 May 21, Barry Glendenning "Minute-by-minute: Celtic 2 - 3 FC Porto (AET)" ↗ The Guardian (London):
      Porto are playing from right to left in blue and white stripes, blue shorts and blue socks. Celtic are in their usual green and white hoops, with white shorts and white socks.
    • 2009 June 20, Ian O'Riordan "Tipperary look in better shape" ↗ The Irish Times:
      Tipperary v Clare: IF ANYTHING can relight the fire of the old Clare hurling passion it’s the sight of the blue jersey with the gold hoop.
  12. (figurative, usually, in the plural) A requirement that must be met in order to proceed.
Translations Verb

hoop (hoops, present participle hooping; past and past participle hooped)

  1. (transitive) To bind or fasten using a hoop.
    to hoop a barrel or puncheon
  2. (transitive) To clasp; to encircle; to surround.
Noun

hoop (plural hoops)

  1. A shout; a whoop, as in whooping cough.
  2. The hoopoe.
Verb

hoop (hoops, present participle hooping; past and past participle hooped)

  1. (dated) To utter a loud cry, or a sound imitative of the word, by way of call or pursuit; to shout.
  2. (dated) To whoop, as in whooping cough.

Hoop
Noun

hoop (plural hoops)

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



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