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Definition of Hoop

Hoop

  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.
  6. To bind or fasten with hoops; as, to hoop a barrel or puncheon.
  7. To clasp; to encircle; to surround.
  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 drive or follow with a shout.
  11. To call by a shout or peculiar cry.
  12. A shout; a whoop, as in whooping cough.
  13. The hoopoe. See Hoopoe.
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Hoop Translations

hoop in German is Reifen
hoop in Spanish is aro
hoop in Swedish is tunn-, rullband, tunnband