- the metal ring from which the net is suspended; rim.
- the metal ring and net taken together; the basket.
- the game of basketball.
Origin of hoop
OTHER WORDS FROM hoophoopless, adjectivehooplike, adjectiveun·hooped, adjective
Words nearby hoop
How to use hoop in a sentence
After I had filled him in on my family, we would start talking hoops.Tom Konchalski made basketball better. The sport won’t be the same without him.|John Feinstein|February 8, 2021|Washington Post
Without someone creating and finishing near the hoop, the Raptors don’t make sense on offense — no matter how many triples they launch at the rim.The Toronto Raptors Can’t Seem To Finish Their Drives|Louis Zatzman|January 27, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
Everybody who plays basketball — from the pros to kids on the playground — loves putting the ball in the hoop.With Harden, Durant and Irving, could Brooklyn net an NBA title?|Fred Bowen|January 20, 2021|Washington Post
Sink hoops of wire or pipes into your growing bed every three to four feet, and cover them with the long, narrow blankets of row cover, a spun synthetic fiber that allows light and rainwater to reach the growing bed.Fresh vegetables in the middle of winter? It’s possible, even in colder climes.|Adrian Higgins|January 20, 2021|Washington Post
Little brother Landen is a freshman in high school with his own hoop dreams.Dynamic sophomores Ashley Owusu and Diamond Miller are powering an explosive Maryland offense|Kareem Copeland|January 13, 2021|Washington Post
Hoop skirts of the Civil War era relaxed into flowing, streamlined gowns.The Best-Dressed Way to Say Goodbye|Justin Jones|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Directed by fellow Chicagoan Steve James ( Hoop Dreams), Life Itself is a worthy tribute to the most popular film critic ever.
She sits polished in a hip yet age-appropriate (age-defying, really, for 76 ) leather jacket, and hoop earrings.Marlo Thomas Says Girls Should Feel Free to Be Like Hannah Horvath|Emily Shire|April 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then the second hoop is the profession, then industry, then finally society at large.Following Tuberculosis From Death Sentence to Cure|Tessa Miller|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel first championed my film, Hoop Dreams, which was essential to its success.‘Life Itself’: An Open Letter From Filmmaker Steve James About His Roger Ebert Documentary|Steve James|December 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This hoop must have been left by us last year at Careening Bay.
The afternoon was drawing on; they all hurried out into the playground, having got hold of every hoop to be found.Digby Heathcote|W.H.G. Kingston
Procure a piece of flat iron similar to an iron hoop, bend it, as shown in the sketch, to make a piece 3 in.
Procure a good barrel with a bottom and cut off each alternate stave at both ends close up to the first hoop.
Mappo was so surprised, as he felt himself fairly flying through the paper hoop, that he did not know exactly what was happening.Mappo, the Merry Monkey|Richard Barnum
British Dictionary definitions for hoop (1 of 2)
- a band of iron that holds the staves of a barrel or cask together
- (as modifier)hoop iron
- a light curved frame to spread out a skirt
- (as modifier)a hoop skirt; a hoop petticoat
- an earring consisting of one or more circles of metal, plastic, etc
- the part of a finger ring through which the finger fits
Derived forms of hoophooped, adjectivehooplike, adjective
Word Origin for hoop
British Dictionary definitions for hoop (2 of 2)
Other Idioms and Phrases with hoop
see jump through hoops.