[hoop, hoo p] /hup, hʊp/
a circular band or ring of metal, wood, or other stiff material.
such a band for holding together the staves of a cask, tub, etc.
a large ring of iron, wood, plastic, etc., used as a plaything for a child to roll along the ground.
a circular or ringlike object, part, figure, etc.
the shank of a finger ring.
Croquet. a wicket.
a circular band of stiff material used to expand and display a woman’s skirt.
a decorative band, as around a mug or cup.
verb (used with object)
to bind or fasten with or as if with a hoop or hoops.
to encircle; surround.
a rigid circular band of metal or wood
something resembling this
a child’s toy shaped like a hoop and rolled on the ground or whirled around the body
(croquet) any of the iron arches through which the ball is driven
(basketball) the round metal frame to which the net is attached to form the basket
a large ring through which performers or animals jump
(Austral, informal) a jockey
go through the hoop, be put through the hoop, to be subjected to an ordeal
(transitive) to surround with or as if with a hoop
a variant spelling of whoop
late 12c., probably from an unrecorded Old English *hop, from Proto-Germanic *hopa-, a Low German-Frisian word (cf. Old Frisian hop, Middle Dutch and Dutch hoep “hoop,” Old Norse hop “a small bay”). As something someone jumps through (on horseback) as a circus trick, by 1793. Figurative use of jump through hoops by 1917. The verb is from mid-15c. Hoop-petticoat is attested from 1711. As a surname, Hooper, literally “maker of hoops” is early 13c.
A basketball player (1940s+ Basketball)
Having to do with basketball: a hoop
see: jump through hoops
[hop] /hɒp/ noun 1. any twining plant of the genus Humulus, bearing male flowers in loose clusters and female flowers in conelike forms. 2. hops, the dried ripe cones of the female flowers of this plant, used in brewing, medicine, etc. 3. Older Slang. a narcotic drug, especially opium. verb (used with object), hopped, hopping. […]
[hop-vahyn] /ˈhɒpˌvaɪn/ noun 1. the twining stem of the plant. 2. the plant itself.
1. . 2. . 3. . Horologium (constellation) horizontal mountain. (1.) One of the mountains of the chain of Seir or Edom, on the confines of Idumea (Num. 20:22-29; 33:37). It was one of the stations of the Israelites in the wilderness (33:37), which they reached in the circuitous route they were obliged to take […]
[hawr-uh, hohr-uh] /ˈhɔr ə, ˈhoʊr ə/ noun 1. a traditional Romanian and Israeli round dance. /ˈhɔːrə/ noun 1. a traditional Israeli or Romanian circle dance