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 кѫпъ (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
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
      The door of the room now flew open, and, after pushing in her hoop sideways before her, entered Lady Bellaston, who having first made a very low courtesy to Mrs Fitzpatrick, and as low a one to Mr Jones, was ushered to the upper end of the room.
  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. (Britain, 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]
  9. (usually, plural) (sports) A horizontal stripe on the jersey
    • 2003 May 21, Barry Glendenning "Minute-by-minute: Celtic 2 - 3 FC Porto (AET)" The Guardian (London):
      Porto are playing from right to left in blue and white stripes, blue shorts and blue socks. Celtic are in their usual green and white hoops, with white shorts and white socks.
    • 2009 June 20, Ian O'Riordan "Tipperary look in better shape" The Irish Times:
      Tipperary v Clare: IF ANYTHING can relight the fire of the old Clare hurling passion it’s the sight of the blue jersey with the gold hoop.
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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.
(See the entry for hoop in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

References[edit]

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

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

hoop (plural hope, diminutive hopie)

  1. heap
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Etymology 2[edit]

From 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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Verb[edit]

hoop

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

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch hôop, from Old Dutch *hōp, from Proto-Germanic *haupaz.

Noun[edit]

hoop m (plural hopen, diminutive hoopje n)

  1. A pile, heap, stack
  2. (figuratively) A lot, heaps
  3. A pile of manure, faeces
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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *hōp, from Proto-Germanic *haupaz.

Noun[edit]

hôop m

  1. heap, pile
  2. group of people or animals, troop, herd
  3. meeting

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Further reading[edit]

  • hoop”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • hoop (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929