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 for hoop
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hoop \Hoop\, n. [OE. hope; akin to D. hoep, hoepel.]
     1. 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.
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     2. A ring; a circular band; anything resembling a hoop, as
        the cylinder (cheese hoop) in which the curd is pressed in
        making cheese.
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     3. 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.
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              Though stiff with hoops, and armed with ribs of
              whale.                                --Pope.
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     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. [Obs.]
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     5. An old measure of capacity, variously estimated at from
        one to four pecks. [Eng.] --Halliwell.
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     Bulge hoop, Chine hoop, Quarter hoop, the hoop nearest
        the middle of a cask, that nearest the end, and the
        intermediate hoop between these two, respectively.
  
     Flat hoop, a wooden hoop dressed flat on both sides.
  
     Half-round hoop, a wooden hoop left rounding and undressed
        on the outside.
  
     Hoop iron, iron in thin narrow strips, used for making
        hoops.
  
     Hoop lock, the fastening for uniting the ends of wooden
        hoops by notching and interlocking them.
  
     Hoop skirt, a framework of hoops for expanding the skirts
        of a woman's dress; -- called also hoop petticoat.
  
     Hoop snake (Zool.), a harmless snake of the Southern United
        States ({Abaster erythrogrammus); -- so called from the
        mistaken notion that it curves itself into a hoop, taking
        its tail into its mouth, and rolls along with great
        velocity.
  
     Hoop tree (Bot.), a small West Indian tree ({Melia
        sempervirens), of the Mahogany family.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hoopoe \Hoop"oe\, Hoopoo \Hoop"oo\, n. [So called from its cry;
     cf. L. upupa, Gr. ?, D. hop, F. huppe; cf. also G.
     wiedenhopf, OHG. wituhopfo, lit., wood hopper.] (Zool.)
     Upupa+({Upupa+epops">A European bird of the genus Upupa ({Upupa epops), having
     a beautiful crest, which it can erect or depress at pleasure,
     and a slender down-curving bill. Called also hoop, whoop.
     The name is also applied to several other species of the same
     genus and allied genera.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hoop \Hoop\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hooped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Hooping.]
     1. To bind or fasten with hoops; as, to hoop a barrel or
        puncheon.
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     2. To clasp; to encircle; to surround. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hoop \Hoop\, v. i. [OE. houpen; cf. F. houper to hoop, to shout;
     -- a hunting term, prob. fr. houp, an interj. used in
     calling. Cf. Whoop.]
     1. To utter a loud cry, or a sound imitative of the word, by
        way of call or pursuit; to shout. [Usually written
        whoop.]
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     2. To whoop, as in whooping cough. See Whoop.
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     Hooping cough. (Med.) See Whooping cough.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hoop \Hoop\, v. t. [Written also whoop.]
     1. To drive or follow with a shout. "To be hooped out of
        Rome." --Shak.
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     2. To call by a shout or peculiar cry.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hoop \Hoop\, n.
     1. A shout; a whoop, as in whooping cough.
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     2. (Zool.) The hoopoe. See Hoopoe.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hoop
      n 1: a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt
      2: a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used
         for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling; "there was
         still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse" [syn: hoop,
         ring]
      3: a small arch used as croquet equipment [syn: wicket,
         hoop]
      4: horizontal circular metal hoop supporting a net through which
         players try to throw the basketball [syn: basket,
         basketball hoop, hoop]
      v 1: bind or fasten with a hoop; "hoop vats"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  28 Moby Thesaurus words for "hoop":
     anklet, armlet, band, belt, bracelet, cincture, cingulum, collar,
     collarband, earring, ecliptic, equator, fascia, fillet,
     finger ring, girdle, girt, girth, great circle, neckband, necklace,
     nose ring, quoit, ring, wristband, wristlet, zodiac, zone
  
  

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