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hoop

 
 
pronunciation:
hup
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a large ring of wood, plastic, or metal, such as a child uses as a toy or an animal jumps through.
He trained his dog to jump through a hoop.
 
definition 2: a circular or rounded figure, frame, or object.
Her favorite earrings are her gold hoops.In basketball, players shoot the ball through a metal hoop.
 
similar words:
ring
definition 3: a round band of metal used to hold together the strips that form the sides of a barrel.
similar words:
ring
definition 4: (informal) the basket used in basketball.
similar words:
rim
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derivation: hooplike (adj.)
Homophone Note
The words hoop and whoop sound alike but have different meanings.