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Dictionary definition for: Hoop

1. (n) a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt

2. (v) bind or fasten with a hoop; "hoop vats"

3. (n) 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"

4. (n) a small arch used as croquet equipment

5. (n) horizontal hoop with a net through which players try to throw the basketball

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