hoop

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English hoop, hoope, from Old English hōp (mound, raised land", in combination, also "circular object), from Proto-Germanic *hōpą (bend, bow, arch) (compare Dutch hoep), from Proto-Indo-European *kāb- (to bend) (compare Lithuanian kabė (hook), Old Church Slavonic [script?] (kǫpŭ, hill, island)). More at camp.

Noun[edit]

hoop (plural hoops)

  1. A circular band of metal used to bind a barrel.
  2. A ring; a circular band; anything resembling a hoop.
    the cheese hoop, or cylinder in which the curd is pressed in making cheese
  3. (chiefly in the plural) A circle, or combination of circles, of thin whalebone, metal, or other elastic material, used for expanding the skirts of ladies' dresses; crinoline.
    • Alexander Pope
      stiff with hoops, and armed with ribs of whale
  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. (UK, obsolete) An old measure of capacity, variously estimated at from one to four pecks.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
  6. (plural) The game of basketball.
  7. A hoop earring.
  8. (Australia, metonymically, informal, dated) A jockey; from a common pattern on the blouse.[1]
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Verb[edit]

hoop (third-person singular simple present hoops, present participle hooping, simple past and past participle hooped)

  1. (transitive) To bind or fasten using a hoop.
    to hoop a barrel or puncheon
  2. (transitive) To clasp; to encircle; to surround.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

hoop (plural hoops)

  1. A shout; a whoop, as in whooping cough.
  2. The hoopoe.

Verb[edit]

hoop (third-person singular simple present hoops, present participle hooping, simple past and past participle hooped)

  1. (dated) To utter a loud cry, or a sound imitative of the word, by way of call or pursuit; to shout.
  2. (dated) To whoop, as in whooping cough.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ hoop”, entry in 1989, Joan Hughes, Australian Words and Their Origins, page 261.

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Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

hoop (plural hope, diminutive hopie)

  1. heap
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Etymology 2[edit]

Dutch hopen

Noun[edit]

hoop (uncountable)

  1. hope

Verb[edit]

hoop (present hoop, present participle hopende, past participle gehoop)

  1. to hope

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch hope, from Old Dutch *hopa, from the verb hopon (modern Dutch hopen). Cognate with English hope.

Noun[edit]

hoop f (uncountable)

  1. A hope, aspiration, wish
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hoop

  1. first-person singular present indicative of hopen
  2. imperative of hopen

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch hoop, from Old Dutch *hōp, from Proto-Germanic *haupaz. Cognate with English heap.

Noun[edit]

hoop m (plural hopen, diminutive hoopje n)

  1. A pile, heap, stack
  2. (figuratively) A lot, heaps
    Dat zijn weer een hoop slechte cijfers, dus je krijgt een hoop striemen!
    That's another bunch of lousy grades, so you get a load of lashes!
  3. A pile of manure, faeces
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