hoopless

hoop

[hoop, hoop]
noun
1.
a circular band or ring of metal, wood, or other stiff material.
2.
such a band for holding together the staves of a cask, tub, etc.
3.
a large ring of iron, wood, plastic, etc., used as a plaything for a child to roll along the ground.
4.
a circular or ringlike object, part, figure, etc.
5.
the shank of a finger ring.
6.
Croquet. a wicket.
7.
a circular band of stiff material used to expand and display a woman's skirt.
9.
Basketball Informal.
a.
the metal ring from which the net is suspended; rim.
b.
the metal ring and net taken together; the basket.
c.
the game of basketball.
10.
a decorative band, as around a mug or cup.
verb (used with object)
12.
to bind or fasten with or as if with a hoop or hoops.
13.
to encircle; surround.

Origin:
1125–75; Middle English hope, hoop, late Old English hōp; cognate with Dutch hoep

hoopless, adjective
hooplike, adjective
unhooped, adjective
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hoop1 (huːp)
 
n
1.  a rigid circular band of metal or wood
2.  something resembling this
3.  a.  a band of iron that holds the staves of a barrel or cask together
 b.  (as modifier): hoop iron
4.  a child's toy shaped like a hoop and rolled on the ground or whirled around the body
5.  croquet any of the iron arches through which the ball is driven
6.  a.  a light curved frame to spread out a skirt
 b.  (as modifier): a hoop skirt; a hoop petticoat
7.  basketball the round metal frame to which the net is attached to form the basket
8.  a large ring through which performers or animals jump
9.  jewellery
 a.  an earring consisting of one or more circles of metal, plastic, etc
 b.  the part of a finger ring through which the finger fits
10.  informal (Austral) a jockey
11.  go through the hoop, be put through the hoop to be subjected to an ordeal
 
vb
12.  (tr) to surround with or as if with a hoop
 
[Old English hōp; related to Dutch hoep, Old Norse hōp bay, Lithuanian kabẽ hook]
 
hooped1
 
adj
 
'hooplike1
 
adj

hoop2 (huːp)
 
n, —vb
a variant spelling of whoop

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hoop
c.1175, from O.E. *hop, from P.Gmc. *khopa-, a Low Ger.-Frisian word (cf. O.Fris. hop, Du. hoep "hoop," O.N. hop "a small bay"). Hoop-petticoat is attested from 1711.
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