Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun hoop

4 senses of hoop

Sense 1
hoop -- (a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt)
       => skeleton, skeletal frame, frame, underframe -- (the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape; "the building has a steel skeleton")

Sense 2
hoop, ring -- (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")
       => band -- (a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body))

Sense 3
wicket, hoop -- (a small arch used as croquet equipment)
       => croquet equipment -- (sports equipment used in playing croquet)

Sense 4
basket, basketball hoop, hoop -- (horizontal circular metal hoop supporting a net through which players try to throw the basketball)
       => goal -- (game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points)
       => basketball equipment -- (sports equipment used in playing basketball)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb hoop

1 sense of hoop

Sense 1
hoop -- (bind or fasten with a hoop; "hoop vats")
       => gird, encircle -- (bind with something round or circular)

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