What is the meaning of hoop?


  • A light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt.
  • A rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling.
    • usage: "there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse"
  • A small arch used as croquet equipment.
  • Horizontal circular metal hoop supporting a net through which players try to throw the basketball.


  • Bind or fasten with a hoop.
    • usage: "hoop vats"
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