Definitions of hoop

  1. To bind or fasten with hoops; as, to hoop a barrel or puncheon.
  2. To clasp; to encircle; to surround.
  3. To drive or follow with a shout.
  4. To call by a shout or peculiar cry.
  5. To bind or secure with a curved band; encircle.
  6. To bind with a hoop.
  7. To surround with hoops, as a cask.
  8. To utter a loud cry, or a sound imitative of the word, by way of call or pursuit; to shout.
  9. To whoop, as in whooping cough. See Whoop.
  10. To call out. Same as WHOOP.
  11. To whoop.
  12. To bind or fasten with hoops; to encircle or surround.
  13. horizontal hoop with a net through which players try to throw the basketball
  14. 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"
  15. a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt
  16. 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.
  17. A ring; a circular band; anything resembling a hoop, as the cylinder ( cheese hoop) in which the curd is pressed in making cheese.
  18. An old measure of capacity, variously estimated at from one to four pecks.
  19. A shout; a whoop, as in whooping cough.
  20. The hoopoe. See Hoopoe.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. A circular metal or wooden band to hold together the staves of a cask, etc.; the band of a finger ring; stiff cloth used to expand a woman's dress; anything curved like such a ring.
  24. A pliant strip of wood or metal formed into a ring or band, for holding together the staves of casks, etc.: something resembling a hoop: a ring:- pl. elastic materials used to expand the skirt of a lady's dress.
  25. Band of wood or metal for a cask, & c.
  26. See Whoop.
  27. A circular band, as one used to confine the staves of barrels.
  28. A band of wood or metal formed into a ring to fasten the staves of casks, tubs, & c., together; a piece of whaleboue or cane used to extend petticoats; anything like a hoop; a measure.
  29. A band of wood or metal used to bind together the staves of casks, & c.; anything circular.
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