n.1.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.A ring; a circular band; anything resembling a hoop, as the cylinder (cheese hoop) in which the curd is pressed in making cheese.
3.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.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.An old measure of capacity, variously estimated at from one to four pecks.
Bulge hoop
the hoop nearest the middle of a cask, that nearest the end, and the intermediate hoop between these two, respectively.
Flat hoop
a wooden hoop dressed flat on both sides.
Half-round hoop
a wooden hoop left rounding and undressed on the outside.
Hoop iron
iron in thin narrow strips, used for making hoops.
Hoop lock
the fastening for uniting the ends of wooden hoops by notching and interlocking them.
Hoop skirt
a framework of hoops for expanding the skirts of a woman's dress; - called also hoop petticoat.
Hoop snake
(Zool.) a harmless snake of the Southern United States (Abaster erythrogrammus); - so called from the mistaken notion that it curves itself into a hoop, taking its tail into its mouth, and rolls along with great velocity.
Hoop tree
(Bot.) a small West Indian tree (Melia sempervirens), of the Mahogany family.
v. t.1.To bind or fasten with hoops; as, to hoop a barrel or puncheon.
[imp. & p. p. Hooped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hooping.]
2.To clasp; to encircle; to surround.
v. i.1.To utter a loud cry, or a sound imitative of the word, by way of call or pursuit; to shout.
2.To whoop, as in whooping cough. See Whoop.
Hooping cough
(Med.) See Whooping cough.
v. t.1.To drive or follow with a shout.
2.To call by a shout or peculiar cry.
n.1.A shout; a whoop, as in whooping cough.
2.(Zool.) The hoopoe. See Hoopoe.
Noun1.hoop - a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt
2.hoop - 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"
Synonyms: ring
3.hoop - a small arch used as croquet equipment
Synonyms: wicket
4.Hoophoop - horizontal hoop with a net through which players try to throw the basketball
Verb1.hoop - bind or fasten with a hoop; "hoop vats"
anklet, armlet, band, belt, bracelet, cincture, cingulum, collar, collarband, earring, ecliptic, equator, fascia, fillet, finger ring, girdle, girt, girth, great circle, neckband, necklace, nose ring, quoit, ring, wristband, wristlet, zodiac, zone
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