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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  European  bird  of  the  genus  {Upupa}  ({U.  epops}),  having  a 
  beautiful  crest,  which  it  can  erect  or  depress  at  pleasure. 
  Called  also  {hoop},  {whoop}.  The  name  is  also  applied  to 
  several  other  species  of  the  same  genus  and  allied  genera. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  2.  A  ring;  a  circular  band;  anything  resembling  a  hoop,  as 
  the  cylinder  (cheese  hoop)  in  which  the  curd  is  pressed  in 
  making  cheese. 
 
  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. 
 
  Though  stiff  with  hoops,  and  armed  with  ribs  of 
  whale.  --Pope. 
 
  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.] 
 
  5.  An  old  measure  of  capacity,  variously  estimated  at  from 
  one  to  four  pecks.  [Eng.]  --Halliwell. 
 
  {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}  (Zo["o]l.),  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  To  clasp;  to  encircle;  to  surround.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}.] 
 
  2.  To  whoop,  as  in  whooping  cough.  See  {Whoop}. 
 
  {Hooping  cough}.  (Med.)  See  {Whooping  cough}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hoop  \Hoop\,  v.  t.  [Written  also  whoop.] 
  1.  To  drive  or  follow  with  a  shout.  ``To  be  hooped  out  of 
  Rome.''  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  call  by  a  shout  or  peculiar  cry. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hoop  \Hoop\,  n. 
  1.  A  shout;  a  whoop,  as  in  whooping  cough. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  hoopoe.  See  {Hoopoe}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hoop 
  n  1:  a  light  curved  frame  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:  {ring}] 
  3:  an  arch  used  in  croquet  [syn:  {wicket}] 
  4:  horizontal  hoop  with  a  net  through  which  players  try  to 
  throw  the  basketball  [syn:  {basket},  {basketball  hoop}] 
  v  :  bind  or  fasten  with  a  hoop;  "hoop  vats" 




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