Hoop vs Hooplike - What's the difference?
As a noun hoop
is (soccer) someone connected with , as a fan, player, coach etc.
As an adjective hooplike is
resembling a hoop.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From (etyl) hoop, hoope, from (etyl) ). More at (l).
A circular band of metal used to bind a barrel.
A ring; a circular band; anything resembling a hoop.
(mostly, in plural) A circle, or combination of circles, of thin whalebone, metal, or other elastic material, used for expanding the skirts of ladies' dresses; crinoline.
* Alexander Pope
- the cheese hoop , or cylinder in which the curd is pressed in making cheese
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.
(UK, obsolete) An old measure of capacity, variously estimated at from one to four pecks.
- stiff with hoops , and armed with ribs of whale
(plural) The game of basketball.
A hoop earring.
(Australia, metonym, informal, dated) A jockey; from a common pattern on the blouse''.
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hoop”, entry in 1989 , Joan Hughes, ''Australian Words and Their Origins
* hula hoop
* jump through hoops
To bind or fasten using a hoop.
To clasp; to encircle; to surround.
- to hoop a barrel or puncheon
A shout; a whoop, as in whooping cough.
(dated) To utter a loud cry, or a sound imitative of the word, by way of call or pursuit; to shout.
(dated) To whoop, as in whooping cough.