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Definition of: HOOP

(n.) 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.
(n.) A ring; a circular band; anything resembling a hoop, as the cylinder (cheese hoop) in which the curd is pressed in making cheese.
(n.) 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.
(n.) 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.
(n.) An old measure of capacity, variously estimated at from one to four pecks.
(n.) A shout; a whoop, as in whooping cough.
(n.) The hoopoe. See Hoopoe.
(v. i.) To utter a loud cry, or a sound imitative of the word, by way of call or pursuit; to shout.
(v. i.) To whoop, as in whooping cough. See Whoop.
(v. t.) To bind or fasten with hoops; as, to hoop a barrel or puncheon.
(v. t.) To clasp; to encircle; to surround.
(v. t.) To drive or follow with a shout.
(v. t.) To call by a shout or peculiar cry.

anagrams of:hoop

(interj.) Pshaw! pish! nonsense! -- an expression of scorn, dislike, or contempt.