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. [1913 Webster]

2. To clasp; to encircle; to surround. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hooped — [hu:pt] adj BrE in the shape of a hoop, or containing something in the shape of a hoop ▪ hooped earrings …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hooped — hooped; hooped·ness; …   English syllables

  • hooped — adjective 1. : made with or shaped like a hoop a hooped chair back especially : having a full rounded contour a horse with well hooped ribs 2. : having, wearing, or enclosed by a hoop …   Useful english dictionary

  • hooped — [[t]hu͟ːpt[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n If something is hooped, it is decorated with hoops or horizontal stripes, or it contains hoops as part of its structure. [mainly BRIT] A hooped arbour of iron rods was constructed from one wall to the other. ...emerald… …   English dictionary

  • hooped — A colloquial expression meaning damaged or out of order as in Your engine is hooped …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • hooped — hoop ► NOUN 1) a rigid circular band. 2) a large ring used as a toy or for circus performers to jump through. 3) chiefly Brit. a metal arch through which the balls are hit in croquet. 4) a contrasting horizontal band on a sports shirt or cap. ►… …   English terms dictionary

  • hooped — adj tired, exhausted. The reference is to breathing out of one s hoop, an expres sion, evoking a desperate need for extra oxygen, in army and Officer Training Corps usage since around 2000 …   Contemporary slang

  • hooped — huːp n. circular band made from metal or other stiff material; object which has a circular or ring like shape v. encircle, surround; make a basket; make a slam dunk (Basketball) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hooped-pot — hoopedˈ pot noun A drinking pot with hoops to mark the amount each person should drink • • • Main Entry: ↑hoop …   Useful english dictionary

  • three-hooped — adjective obsolete : bound with three hoops …   Useful english dictionary

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